Equity Principal Auditions – Next to Normal
WHO: Producers: David Stone, James Nederlander, Jr., Barbara Whitman, Patrick Catullo
Broadway/Production Contract $1,605/week minimum.
Music: Tom Kitt
Book/Lyrics: Brian Yorkey
Director: Michael Greif
Music Director: Charlie Alterman
Musical Staging: Sergio Trujillo
Casting: Telsey + Company
Currently running at the Longacre Theatre on Broadway.
Diana: Mid – late 30s, any ethnicity. Sexy, sharp, funny, often on edge, always interesting. A delusional bipolar depressive who’s been on various medications for more than fifteen years, she can be distant and forlorn one moment and alert and blazingly alive the next. Quick to laugh, quick to anger and full of spark and contradictions. Strong belt with comfortable soprano mix. LEAD.
Dan: Mid – late 30s, any ethnicity. Diana’s husband. Kind, gentle, strong, patient, long-suffering. An architect and family man, he’s diligent and faithful and always struggles to stay positive and in control, even at the cost of expressing his own emotions. Adores his wife, who’s filled with the fire he wishes he had. Wry, self-effacing humor. Tenor with strong characteristic voice. LEAD.
Gabe: Actor plays age 16. Character can be any ethnicity. Diana and Dan’s son. Dashing, bright, witty, kind, athletic; everything a mother would want. Sometimes snarky and sarcastic, sometimes deadly serious, with a healthy sense of play but a gravity that belies his years. Strong rock tenor with falsetto. LEAD.
Natalie: Actress plays age 15. Character can be any ethnicity. Diana and Dan’s daughter. Bright, determined, energetic; an overachiever. Responds to the dysfunction in her highly imperfect family by being as perfect as she can be. Tightly wound, and desperate to please and to keep the peace, but not without a sense of humor about her circumstances. Strong mezzo belt. LEAD.
Henry: Actor plays age 15 or 16. Character can be any ethnicity. Natalie’s boyfriend. A mellow musician, Gen-Y genius and coffee-shop philosopher. Soulfully funny, with a scruffy charm and a floppy style, he’s unassuming and unpretentious but perceptive, thoughtful and compassionate. Baritenor. LEAD
Dr. Madden: Man, 30s – 50s, any ethnicity. Up-and-coming psychiatrist, committed to alternative methods and holistic healing. Assured, confident, quietly intense, piercingly insightful. Buttoned-down doctor with a rock-star soul. Baritone. LEAD.
WHEN: Monday, March 29, 2010
10 AM – 6 PM
Lunch from 1:30 – 2:30.
WHERE: Telsey + Company
315 West 43rd Street, 10th Floor
New York City
NOTES/WHAT TO BRING: Please prepare a brief pop/rock or contemporary musical theater song. Bring sheet music; accompanist provided. Please bring a picture and resume, stapled together.