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  Musical - April 2018

Next To Normal


This rock musical centers on what appears to be a typical American family: Dad’s an architect; Mom rushes to pack lunches and pour cereal; their daughter and son are bright, wise-cracking teens. And yet their lives are anything but normal. Its story concerns a mother who struggles with worsening bipolar disorder and the effects that her illness and the attempts to alleviate it have on her family. Next to Normal takes audiences into the minds and hearts of each character, presenting their family’s story with love, sympathy and heart as they experience the highs and lows and “miss the mountains.”


Music by Tom Kitt
Book & Lyrics by Brian Yorkey


Directed by Dianna Schepers


Production Dates:

Friday -April 20, 2018 @ 8:00 PM

Saturday - April 21, 2018 @ 8:00 PM

Sunday - April 22, 2018 @ 2:00 PM

Friday - April 27, 2018 @ 8:00 PM

Saturday - April 28, 2018 @ 8:00 PM

Sunday - April 29, 2018 @ 2:00 PM


Performance Location: California Theatre - Downtown Pittsburg


Produced with special arrangements with Music Theatre International, Inc. All rights reserved.


 Audition Information


Monday and Tuesday - November 13 & 14, 2017 -

6:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Thursday - November 16, 2017  - Callbacks - 7:00 pm

Community Presbyterian Church

200 E Leland Rd

Pittsburg CA 94565 

Please prepare a contemporary, dramatic musical song (32-48 bars)
1-2 minutes accompanist provided (bring sheet music)


Character Breakdown

6 Roles – 2 females and 4 males
Color blind casting
Age appropriate casting if possible, but must read for age range specified.

Delusional, bipolar, and depressed. The sexiness of her yesterdays has only recently begun to soften. She is determined to make her family perfect but is tortured by a death in the family.
Gender: Female
Age: Must read as 40 to 45
Vocal range top: F#5
Vocal range bottom: G3

Diana & Dan's son. Dashing, athletic, and bright. He is a playful man and everything a mother could imagine.
Gender: Male
Age: Must read as 18 year old  
Vocal range top: C5
Vocal range bottom: B2

Diana's husband. He is handsome and genuine. Though a constant in Diana's tumultuous life, he has grown tired and weary of her antics.
Gender: Male
Age: Must read as 40 to 45
Vocal range top: B4
Vocal range bottom: Ab2

Diana & Dan's troubled daughter. An accomplished pianist and hardworking student, her struggles are exacerbated by her mother's behavior. She greatly admires Henry.
Gender: Female
Age: Must read as 16  
Vocal range top: G5
Vocal range bottom: G3

Natalie's classmate. The all-around musician, philosopher, and slacker. He has an intoxicating capacity for sympathy and romance.
Gender: Male
Age: Must read as 17  
Vocal range top: B4
Vocal range bottom: G#2

Dr. Madden
Diana's handsome psychiatrist. Quite assured in his practice and considered somewhat of a rock star.
Gender: Male
Age: 30 to 40 but not limited to these ages
Vocal range top: A4
Vocal range bottom: A2


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