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April 21 - May 27, 2018

NEXT TO NORMAL

Simi Valley Cultural Arts Center proudly presents the powerfully provocative musical NEXT TO NORMAL from April 21 - May 27, 2018. With poignant lyrics by Brian Yorkey and a powerful contemporary rock score by Tom Kitt (American Idiot), NEXT TO NORMAL is an insightful and fiercely honest story of love, loss and family life, exploring how one suburban household copes with crisis and mental illness. Boasting the Pulitzer Prize for Drama and three Tony Awards including best musical score, NEXT TO NORMAL was also chosen as "one of the year's ten best shows" by critics around the country, including The Los Angeles Times, The Washington Post, Rolling Stone and The New York Times. Cathartic and ultimately uplifting, NEXT TO NORMAL challenges us to ask the question, 'What is normal?' SVCAC presents this award winning musical in recognition of National Mental Health Awareness Month of May 2018. This show is recommended for audiences 14 & older due to mature themes.

Simi Valley Cultural Arts Center
3050 E. Los Angeles Ave., Simi Valley, CA 93065

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AUDITIONS FOR NEXT TO NORMAL
Monday, February 19th from 1 - 5 pm at Madilyn Clark Studios, North Hollywood
10852 Burbank Blvd., North Hollywood, CA 91601
Tuesday, February 20th from 7 - 10 pm at Simi Valley Cultural Arts Center
3050 Los Angeles Ave, Simi Valley CA 93065
Invited Callbacks will be held Thursday, February 22 from 7-10 pm at the Simi Valley Cultural Arts Center
Music by Tom Kitt
Book & Lyrics by Brian Yorkey
Directed and Produced by Fred Helsel
What To Prepare
Please prepare 32 bars or 1 verse of an uptempo selection from a contemporary Broadway rock musical. An accompanist will be provided. Please bring sheet music in the appropriate key. Please bring a headshot and resume.
All Roles Open Except Diana
AUDITIONS ARE BY APPOINTMENT BUT WALK INS WELCOMED
To make an appointment, contact producer at frhelsel@gmail.com or call (805) 583-7902.
Character Breakdown
Diana
This role has been cast.
Natalie
To play 16 - Diana's daughter, bright and attractive, she craves her mother's affection and attention and gets none. Vocal range G below middle C to high G - strong mix to E-flat.
Dan
Early to mid 40s - Diana's husband - good looking patient and kind, but exhausted by family circumstances. Vocal range B below written middle C to high A full voice and to high D-flat falsetto
Gabe
Diana's son, to play 18. Charming, fun, energetic, carefree. Vocal range C (written middle C) to high A full voice and high D (above staff) falsetto.
Henry
To ply 17. Natalie's boyfriend, romantic, a musician, solid, but lazy. A "stoner". Vocal range low A below written middle C to high G full voice and high A falsetto.
Dr. Madden/Dr. Fine:
Played by the same actor. Age range 35-50. Dr. Fine is a psychopharmacologist, practical, maybe a bit cold. Dr. Madden Diana's psychiatrist, described in the script as a "rock star" in that way that doctors can be perceived as saviors, confident and unflappable. Vocal ranges low A below written middle C to high A-flat full voice.
Rehearsal/Performances
Rehearsals begin week of February 25th. Performances are April 21 - May 27. Friday & Saturday eve at 8 pm, Sunday matinee 2 pm with a Thursday 8 pm performance on May 24.
This is a NON-UNION production. There is no pay.
Please bring your calendars so that you can list potential rehearsal conflicts on your audition form. Performance conflicts will not be accepted.
Synopsis
In recognition of National Mental Health Awareness Month in May 2018, Simi Valley Cultural Arts Center proudly presents the Tony Award and Pulitzer Prize winning musical NEXT TO NORMAL from April 21 - May 27, 2018. NEXT TO NORMAL, with book and lyrics by Brian Yorkey and music by Tom Kitt (American Idiot), 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, NEXT TO NORMAL was also chosen as "one of the year's ten best shows" by critics around the country, including The Los Angeles Times, The Washington Post, Rolling Stone and The New York Times. 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 bipolar disorder 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. And, importantly, with much more humor that one might expect. This show is recommended for audiences 14 & older due to mature themes.

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