NEXT TO NORMAL
Sunday, March 19 at 6:00-9:00pm
dramatic monologue of your choosing reflecting the role(s) you are auditioning for. An accompanist will
be available. Please choose a piece that is NOT from the musical, but is in the same style of the show.
gender spectrums are highly encouraged to apply
Sunday, March 26th at 6:00pm
You will be notified by email if the team needs to see more from you
First Rehearsal: Orientation, read thru, music rehearsal 7-10pm
Rehearsals: April 17 – May 25
Tech week: May 27 – June 1
NO TECH OR PERFORMANCE CONFLICTS ALLOWED.
Any other conflicts must be approved upon being cast
Friday, June 2, 7:30pm
Saturday, June 3, 2:00pm
Saturday, June 3, 7:30pm
Sunday,June 4, 2:00pm
Scottsdale Desert Stages Theatre
Mainstage Production of
NEXT TO NORMAL
Directed by Chris R Chávez
Music-directed by Jennifer Adams
– $50 script deposit required in the form of a check payable to DESERT STAGES THEATRE, due at first read-through. (Checks are NOT deposited unless scripts are not returned by Sunday, JUne 11)
– Show T-shirts are available for $20 each.
– Some costume pieces may need to be purchased/provided personally by actors.
Masks may be required during rehearsals and performances.
OTHER THEATRE POLICIES:
Each performer and production team member will be asked to abide by the rules of Desert Stages Theatre.
Show communications will be through SLACK app.
Each performer will be asked to help promote this DST show.
Actors of all races, ethnicities, sizes, abilities, and genders (conforming and non-conforming) are highly encouraged to audition.
*Although there is no nudity required, the actor playing Gabe will be required to be shirtless in one brief
polar disorder brought on by a traumatic event earlier in life. She is at times manic, depressive, and
delusional. She is witty and self-aware, but in all essence wants what is best for her family. Vocal range
G below middle C to high G – strong mix to a D.
will go to any length to keep up the façade of the “perfect, loving family”. Dan is tender, patient, and
kind, a man who is just trying to do what he thinks is best. Vocal range B below written middle C to high
A full voice and to high D flat falsetto
and seeks attention yet rarely finds it. She is intelligent and very aware of her circumstances and just
wants to lead a life that is “next to normal”. Vocal range G below middle C to high G – strong mix to E
energetic, carefree, and charming. He knows that he is his mother’s favorite child and will go to any
lengths to ensure that security. Vocal range C (written middle C) to high A full voice and high D (above
proclaimed “loner and a bit of a stoner”. He is Natalie’s security and the most solid person in her life.
Vocal range low A below written middle C to high G full voice and high A falsetto.
a psychopharmacologist, is more traditional when it comes to treatment and is less inclined to take his
patients suggestions into consideration. Dr. Fine is Diana’s “rock star” and far more practical when it
comes to Diana’s treatment and more willing to work with her and her family. Vocal ranges low A below
written middle C to high A flat full voice. Actor will play both roles.