Audition: Next To Normal



Director: Chad Oakley
Musical Director: Martín Martiarena

Audition Date/Time: March 25-26/ 6pm – 10pm with Callbacks Date/Time: March 27 / 6-10pm



Preliminary Auditions
Sunday, March 25, 2018, Monday, March 26, 2018 & Tuesday, March 27, 2018: 6:00 pm – 10:00 pm, BY APPOINTMENT
Call Backs
Wednesday, March 28, 2018: 6:00pm – 10:00pm, BY INVITATION

Special Note: All races and ethnicities will be considered and are encouraged to audition. We will build our family based on musical talent and heart, not outward appearances. We need actor/singers with strong vocal stamina and technique who can sing like rockstars.

Production Dates/Times: At Coronado Playhouse:
May 25 – June 17, 2018
Thursday – Saturday 8pm, Sunday at 2pm.

To Reserve Your Audition Time:
E-mail to audition@coronadoplayhouse.com with your name and telephone number, your first and second perferred time slot. Please put NEXT TO NORMAL in subject line when emailing, and attached headshot and resume.
Please note audition@, NOT auditions@

Where: Coronado Playhouse, 1835 Strand Way, Coronado, CA 92118
Directions can be found on the website: www.coronadoplayhouse.com

Audition Details:
For all roles:

  • Please prepare both a musical theater solo song and modern rock/rock musical song. Please bring your prepared songs and sheet music to the audition. An audition pianist will be provided.
  • You need to know your conflicts April 16 through June 17, 2018 and these must be listed on audition form.
  • Audition forms for will be emailed to you in advance. Please plan to bring your completed audition form, your headshots and your resume with you to the audition.
  • Rehearsals will begin April 17, 2018, but please be flexible should earlier dates be added.
  • Non-Equity production.

If you are asked to come to callbacks, the Director and Musical Director will teach music from the show and will provide sides for cold readings.

Play description:

The Goodmans appear to be a typical American family, yet their lives are anything but normal. This family is about to face the music!

Heartbreaking, humorous and unflinchingly authentic in its examination of a suburban family and how they handle mother’s 16-year battle with bi-polar disorder, Next to Normal is a tremendously moving and intimate musical about deeply complicated and flawed human beings and takes audiences into the minds and hearts of each character, presenting their family’s story with love, sympathy and heart.
With a powerful rock music score by Tom Kitt (If/Then, American Idiot, Freaky Friday), and the winner of 3 Tony Awards and the Pulitzer Prize for Drama, Next to Normal is, in the words of The New York Times, “much more than a feel-good musical; it is a feel-everything musical.”

“An honest, truthful story about a family with problems but a whole lot of love for each other& beautiful, artful, deeply moving.” – Chicago Tribune

Cast List and Breakdown:

Time Period: The Present

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: late 30s to 40s
Vocal range top: F#5
Vocal range bottom: G3
Ethnicity: Any ethnicity

Diana & Dan’s son. Dashing, athletic, and bright. He is a playful man and everything a mother could imagine.
Gender: Male
Age: Late teens to early 20s
Vocal range top: C5
Vocal range bottom: B2
Ethnicity: Any ethnicity

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: late 30s to 40s
Vocal range top: B4
Vocal range bottom: Ab2
Ethnicity: Any ethnicity

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: Mid teen to early 20s
Vocal range top: G5
Vocal range bottom: G3
Ethnicity: Any ethnicity

Natalie’s classmate. The all-around musician, philosopher, and slacker. He has an intoxicating capacity for sympathy and romance.
Gender: Male
Age: mid teen to early 20s
Vocal range top: B4
Vocal range bottom: G#2
Ethnicity: Any ethnicity

Dr. Madden
Diana’s handsome psychiatrist. Quite assured in his practice and considered somewhat of a rock star.
Gender: Male
Age: 30s to 50s
Vocal range top: A4
Vocal range bottom: A2
Ethnicity: Any ethnicity