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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 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.

Performance Schedule

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


The Staff

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

2014-15 Season Staffing Opportunities

The Gallery Players, Brooklyn’s premier, award-winning Off-Off Broadway theater, is seeking Designers and Staff for their 48th Season which includes: next to normal (Sept 13-Oct 5), Proof (Oct 25-Nov 9), Jerry’s Girls (Dec 6-Dec 21), Run For Your Wife Jan17-Feb 1), The Baker’s Wife (Mar 7-Mar 29), Evita (Apr 25-May 17) and the 18th Annual Black Box New Play Festival (May 28-June 21). We are seeking talented and resourceful Designers for Set, Costumes, Lighting, Props and Sound. We are also accepting resumes from capable Producers, Assoc. Producers, Stage Managers and Asst. Stage Managers for all shows. Interested Designers must be capable of executing their design with help from a volunteer staff and Gallery’s resources. There is a small stipend for all positions. Send materials ASAP to

We are seeking enthusiastic, hard-working, talented, self-starting people who are willing and able to work in an Off-Off Broadway setting. The Gallery Players operates under the Equity NYC Showcase code.

Producers will be expected to supervise a production from the choosing of a director through opening night, making sure that each show meets our high standards and comes in within budget.

Designers: Though Gallery does have Volunteers to help with everything from building and hanging to ushering and concessions, it is ultimately the designer’s job to make sure the design is executed.

Stage Managers and Assistant Stage Managers can be either Equity or Non-Equity.

Please indicate which shows particularly interest you.

The Peanut Gallery 2014



Taught by professional theater artists, The Peanut Gallery is devoted to Musical Theater. Children will learn to sing and dance, and will create and perform their own original show with songs from Broadway musicals!



2014 Camp Sessions

Monday-Friday, 9am-2pm

July 7-11 (grades 1-3)
July 14-18 (grades 4-6)
July 21-25 (grades 1-3)
July 28-Aug 1 (grades 4-6)

Please drop off your child no earlier than 8:45am, and pick up no later than 2:15pm.

Performance times to be announced.

Bring your own lunch. Water will be provided.

Registration price: $325
Price is for one week of classes (5 sessions Monday-Friday).

*Early Registration price – register before April 30 and pay just $299*

Sign Up Today! Pay the Peanut Gallery registration fee by credit card on-line by clicking here.

After paying on-line, please e-mail to peanuts(at) the following registration information. You must include all of the following information in your e-mail:
Child’s name
Grade in Fall 2013
Parent name
Street address including city/state/zip
E-mail address
Which week(s) you are signing up for

You may also mail us a check and include a printed sign-up form (click the link). Print out the form, complete it (please note on the form that you paid on-line), and send to: The Gallery Players, ATT: The Peanut Gallery, 199 14th Street, Brooklyn, NY 11215. To pay by check, print and mail the form with your check.

Volunteer at The Gallery Players

Be a part of The Gallery Players by volunteering! With 8 productions every season, there’s a lot that you can help with, and there are some great benefits. Here’s what we need:

  • Set Building/Painting Volunteers (previous experience not required; lunch provided)
  • Box Office Volunteers (free show admission included)
  • Concessions Volunteers (free show admission included)
  • Raffle and Mailing List Sign-Up Volunteers (free show admission included)
  • Audition Monitors (free Thursday show admission included)
  • Postcard distribution Volunteers (free Thursday show admission included)

To inquire about any of these Volunteers positions, please e-mail volunteer(at)