January 26, 2023


The Ridgefield Theater Barn will hold open auditions for Next to Normal on Sunday, February 26th and Tuesday, February 28th at pm at Ridgefield Guild of Artists, 34 Halpin Lane, Ridgefield, CT 06877. The musical, book and lyrics by Brian Yorkey and music by Tom Kitt, will be directed by Matt Austin and Jessica Chesbro, with musical direction by Sarah Fay. Performances will take place Friday and Saturday evenings from June 2nd to the 24th at 8pm, with Sunday matinees on June 11th and 18th at 5 pm.

Winner of three 2009 Tony Awards, including Best Musical Score and the 2010 Pulitzer Prize, Next to Normal was also chosen as “one of the year’s ten best shows” by critics across the country. On the surface, the Goodman family leads a “normal” suburban life and yet their lives are anything but normal. When a mental health crisis destabilizes their family, they must grapple with their relationships, modern psychiatry, and unresolved grief. Next to Normal takes audiences into the minds and hearts of each character, presenting their family’s journey with love, sympathy and heart while also challenging definitions of normal.

All roles are open and actors of all ages, ethnicity, and gender identity are encouraged to audition.  Those auditioning should prepare 32 bars of a song in the style of the show as well as be prepared to read from the script. While there are no audition slots, actors will be seen in the order in which they arrive. You may submit your headshot and resume prior to auditions on our website. Those who cannot attend the auditions may be considered on a case-by-case basis. Information, including a complete cast breakdown, can be found at