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Auditions - Next to Normal

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Carmel Community Players is pleased to announce auditions for our Summer production of Next To Normal – May 22nd and 23rd , 2016 at the Carmel Community Playhouse in Clay Terrace. Auditions will be held 6:30PM Sunday, May 22nd and 7:00PM Monday, May 23rd at Carmel Community Playhouse. Call backs if necessary will be on Wednesday, May 25th.

Next to Normal will be running from August 5th through August 21st. 2016 at Carmel Community Playhouse. Next To Normal is a rock musical with book and lyrics by Brian Yorkey and music by Tom Kitt. Its story concerns a mother who struggles with worsening bipolar disorder and the effect that her illness and the attempts to alleviate it have on her family. The musical also addresses such issues as grieving a loss, suicide, drug abuse, ethics in modern psychiatry, and the underbelly of the suburban life.

Please prepare a verse and a chorus from a Broadway musical other than Next To Normal. An accompanist will be provided; please bring sheet music in the correct key. In addition please bring a list of all of your upcoming conflicts.

Rehearsals will begin early June running Sundays through Thursdays from 7:00PM to 9:30PM.

Questions? Please contact Director Carlo Nepomuceno (jcnep@indy.rr.com) or Producer Addison D. Ahrendts (adahrendts@yahoo.com).

Casting:

Cast Size: Small 10
Cast Type: Ensemble Cast
Dance Requirements: None

Character Breakdown:

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: 40 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 21
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: 40 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: 18 to 21
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: 18 to 21
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.

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