Next to Normal
by Wimberley Players

Aug. 08 - Aug. 09

 

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.

Next to Normal​, with book and lyrics by Brian Yorkey and music by Tom Kitt, explores how one suburban household copes with crisis and mental illness. Winner of three 2009 Tony Awards, including Best Musical Score and the 2010 Pulitzer Prize.

 

 

[poster image via NPR Illinois]


Audition Notice

Next to Normal
by Brian Yorkey and Tom Kitt

Wimberley Players, Wimberley Playhouse, 450 Old Kyle Rd., Wimberley, 78676

Performances Nov. 8-Dec. 1, 2019, Fri/Sat curtain at 7:30, Sun at 2:30

Directed by Jason Kruger

Thursday, August 8th, 2019 at 7:00 pm ​at the Wimberley Playhouse
Friday, August 9th at 7:00 pm ​at the Wimberley Playhouse
Callbacks will be held on ​Saturday, August 10th at 2:00 pm​, at the Wimberley Playhouse located at 450 Old Kyle Road, Wimberley TX 78676

Process: ​1s​t​ round – Please prepare 16 bars of a song. ​Selections from the show are preferred.​ Accompanist will be provided.

Please schedule a reserved audition time slot by emailing the address below and bring a headshot and resume​. Callbacks will be by invitation only. Not all potential cast members will be called back.

 

Characters:

Diana
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: 37 to 45
Vocal range top: F#5
Vocal range bottom: G3

Gabe
Diana & Dan's son. Dashing, athletic, and bright. He is a playful man and everything a mother could imagine.
Gender: Male
Age: 18 to 22

Vocal range top: C5 Vocal range bottom: B2

Dan
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: 37 to 45
Vocal range top: B4
Vocal range bottom: Ab2

Natalie
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: 16 to 18
Vocal range top: G5
Vocal range bottom: G3

Henry
Natalie's classmate. The all-around musician, philosopher, and slacker. He has an intoxicating capacity for sympathy and romance.
Gender: Male
Age: 17 to 18
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
Vocal range top: A4
Vocal range bottom: A2

For information and to schedule audition, please email auditions@wimberleyplayers.org