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December 16, 2019

Open Auditions for NEXT TO NORMAL

Auditions for the Castle Craig Players production of
NEXT TO NORMAL
Directed by Oliver Kochol & Ian Galligan
Music Direction by Jackie Harris-Stone

PERFORMANCE DATES: March 6, 7, 8, 12, 13, 14, 15, 19, 20 & 21, 2020

AUDITION DATES:
Sunday, January 5 from 5-8pm
Monday, January 6 from 6:30-9:30pm

Auditions, rehearsals & performances held at The Almira F. Stephan Memorial Playhouse, 59 West Main Street, Meriden.

WHAT TO PREPARE:
Please prepare the appropriate cut song from the breakdown below, based on the role(s) you’re interested in. Links to download the sheet music with appropriate cuts can be found HERE. Please also be prepared to read from the script. Bring a resume & headshot or recent photo of yourself.

SCHEDULING AN AUDITION:
Please email CastleCraigPlayers@gmail.com to schedule an audition time slot. Be sure to state which evening you prefer to attend and attach your resume & headshot, if possible. Walk-ins will only be seen if time permits.

CHARACTER BREAKDOWN:

DIANA: Late 30s to early 40s – bipolar – delusional – manic depressive. Still, attractive, appealing, quick witted. Vocal range G below middle C to high G – strong mix to a D.

NATALIE: This role is cast.

DAN: Early to mid 40s – Diana’s husband – good looking, patient, kind, but exhausted by family circumstances. Vocal range B below written middle C to high A full voice and to high D flat falsetto.

GABE: Diana’s son, must read 18. Charming, fun, energetic, carefree. He’s a ghost, or actually part of Diana’s delusion. Vocal range C (written middle C) to high A full voice and high D (above staff) falsetto.

HENRY: Must read 17. Natalie’s boyfriend, romantic, a musician, solid, but lazy. A “stoner”. Vocal range low A below written middle C to high G full voice and high A falsetto.

DR. MADDEN/DR. FINE: Played by the same actor. Age range 35-50. Dr. Fine is a psychopharmacologist, practical, maybe a bit cold. Dr. Madden, Diana’s psychiatrist, described in the script as a “rock star” in that way that doctors can be perceived as saviors, confident and unflappable. Vocal ranges low A below written middle C to high A flat full voice.

Again, links to download the sheet music with appropriate cuts can be found HERE.

Please email CastleCraigPlayers@gmail.com with any questions or to schedule an audition!

 

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