The Gallery Players, Brooklyn’s Premiere Off-Off Broadway theater in it’s 48th season announces auditions for upcoming AEA showcase (approval pending) production of next to normal; music by Tom Kitt; book and lyrics by Brian Yorkey. Director Michael Bello; Producer Mark Harborth/The Gallery Players
Rehearsals begin Saturday August 9th, evenings and weekends. Run Sept 13 – Oct 5, Thursday-Sunday for 16 performances. All auditions, rehearsals, and performances at The Gallery Players, 199 14th Street, Brooklyn.
Auditions by appointment Sunday, July 27 from 12-6 pm and Monday, July 28 from 7-10pm. Email headshot/resume to firstname.lastname@example.org. No phone calls. Indicate clearly the character(s) you are submitting for.
Open call auditions for all characters July 29 and 30 from 7-10 pm (sign-in begins 6:30 pm) AEA priority. No submissions necessary for open calls; just show up. Callbacks August 2.
Please prepare 32 bars of a contemporary musical theater song or a pop/rock song in the style of the score.
All roles open.
Diana. Mezzo w/ strong belt. To play late 30s/early 40s. The mother. Smart, sharp, sexy. Put together suburban soccer-mom with an urban sensibility. Delusional, bipolar, and depressive. Constantly on the edge of a breakdown.
Dan. Bari-tenor. To play late 30s/early 40s. The father. A handsome, dependable, devoted husband and father. Beginning to grow frustrated and tired.
Gabe. Tenor. To play 18. The son. The perfect teenager. Bright and thoughtful. Athletic and handsome. Playful yet dangerous.
Natalie. Mezzo w/ strong belt. To play 16. The daughter. Intelligent, hard working, and stressed. Ironic and whip smart. Her world could shatter at any moment. Piano skills are a plus.
Henry. Tenor. To play 17. The boyfriend. A musician, a philosopher, a hipster, and a stoner. Optimist. He is loving, charming, and adorable.
Doctor Madden. Bari-tenor. “On the young side of ageless.” The doctor. Confident and successful with a powerful presence. Calm and steady. Glimmers of a rock star from his youth.
Music by Tom Kitt
Book and Lyrics by Brian Yorkey
This Pulitzer Prize-winning rock musical tells the story of Diane Goodman, a mother struggling with bipolar disorder and the effect this illness has on her family. It’s “an emotional powerhouse of a musical”, addressing such issues as grieving a loss, ethics in modern psychiatry, and the undercurrents of suburban life, exploring via provocative lyrics and a thrilling score how far parents will go to keep themselves sane and their family’s world intact.
Saturday, September 13 at 8:00pm
Sunday, September 14 at 3:00pm
Thursday, September 18 at 8:00pm
Friday, September 19 at 8:00pm
Saturday, September 20 at 8:00pm
Sunday, September 21 at 3:00pm
Thursday, September 25 at 8:00pm
Friday, September 26 at 8:00pm
Saturday, September 27 at 2:00pm
Saturday, September 27 at 8:00pm
Sunday, September 28 at 3:00pm
Thursday, October 2 at 8:00pm
Friday, October 3 at 8:00pm
Saturday, October 4 at 2:00pm
Saturday, October 4 at 8:00pm
Sunday, October 5 at 3:00pm
Producer: Mark Harborth
Director: Michael Bello
Choreographer: Courtney Self
Production Stage Manager: Hilary Kolman
Lighting Designer: Scott Cally
Set Designer: Anne Sherer
Costume Designer: Heather Carey
Properties Designer: Sara Slagle
Sound Designer: Jacob Subotnick