Scheduled Auditions

ABBEY PLAYERS THEATER

IS PROUD TO ANNOUNCE AUDITIONS FOR:

“NEXT TO NORMAL”


Audition Dates:

October 27th from 2:00-5:00 and October 28th from 3:00-6:00

Contact the director, Kip, at kmg012901@gmail.com before the 28th if you are unable to make either of these dates.

Callbacks will be November 3rd from 2:00 to 5:00 or the 4th from 3:00-6:00 and further requirements will be emailed to you prior to October 29th.

Characters:

Diana: “Sexy. Sharp. Delusional bipolar depressive. Thirties to forties.”

Gabe: “Diana’s son. Dashing. Gentle. Bright. Playful. Everything a mother would want.  Almost eighteen.

Dan: “Diana’s husband. Handsome. Genuine. Constant. Tired. Thirties to forties.”

Natalie: “Diana’s daughter. Sixteen and trying to be perfect. It’s not going well.”

Henry: “Musician. Romantic. Stoner. Slacker. Philosopher king. Seventeen.

Doctor Madden (Doctor Fine): “On the young side of ageless. Assured. A rock star.”


Audition Requirements:

You will be required to read a scene from the show based on the character and role for which you are auditioning for. (scene provided)

You will be required to sing a song from any musical that can be from 1:00 to 1:30 minutes in length.

The song will be sung acapella or with a karaoke track on your phone, but it is highly suggested that you sing a song that appears next to the characters’ name below:

Diana: “I Miss the Mountains” (2:10-3:46)

Dan: “I’ve Been” (1:46-2:45)

Natalie: “Everything Else” (entire song)

Gabe: “I’m Alive” (1:09-2:30)

Henry: “Perfect For You” (0:00-1:22)

The Doctor(s): “Make Up Your Mind/Catch Me I’m Falling” (0:00-1:22)

[All songs can be found on YouTube at https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL2DC20458721C6798]

{The numbers represent time stamps of the sections of the songs found on YouTube}


Synopsis:
Dad’s an architect; Mom rushes to pack lunches and pour cereal; their daughter and son are bright, wise-cracking teens, appearing to be a typical American family. And yet their lives are anything but normal because the mother has been battling manic depression for 16 years. Next to Normal takes audiences into the minds and hearts of each character, presenting their family’s story with love, sympathy and heart.

Rehearsals will be mostly Wednesdays and Weekends (with some exceptions) until the show gets closer. Performance dates will be February 15th – 24th, with shows on Friday-Saturday nights and Sunday Matinees. Not all cast members will be called to every rehearsal.

If you have any questions please contact the director, Kip Gary, at kmg012901@gmail.com.

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