Next to Normal

By Tom Kitt and Brian Yorkey

Directed by Jay Wilkins

Next to Normal, winner of the 2010 Pulitzer Prize for Drama and 3 Tony Awards, is a rock musical that the New York Times called “brave,” “breathtaking,” and “a work of muscular grace and power.”

This ground-breaking musical explores how one suburban family copes with crisis. With powerful lyrics and an electrifying pop-rock score, this intense, emotional and ultimately hopeful musical aims right for the heart with its story of a family coming to terms with its past and bravely facing its future.
Rated PG-13.

Produced by Beaver Dam Area Community Theatre at Beaver Dam Area Community Theatre, 219 N. Spring St., Beaver Dam

Performances: April 26 - May 4, 2013

Performance Times: April 26, 27, 30, May 2, 3, 4 at 7:30; April 28th at 3:00 pm

Ticket Prices: Tickets on sale for $14 starting April 1

Call 920-887-7675 for reservations or more information.

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Auditions will be held on the following days:


The cast list:
Dan: Genuine. Constant. Tired. 30s-40s. B3-B5
Diana: Sharp. Delusional bipolar depressive. 30s-40s. E3-F5
Dr. Madden/Dr. Fine: On the young side of ageless. Assured. A rock star. 30s. A3-G5
Gabe: Diane’s son. Almost eighteen. Dashing. Gentle. Bright. Playful. 17-18 yrs old. A3-B5
Henry: Seventeen, musician, romantic, stoner, slacker, philosopher king. 16-18 yrs old. A3-B5
Natalie: Diane’s daughter. Sixteen and trying to be perfect. It’s not going well. 16-17 yrs old. G3-F5

Auditioners should be prepared to sing an excerpt from the show. Music is available at the Beaver Dam Public Library. If you cannot be prepared with a song from the show, please audition with a prepared song in a Broadway/Rock style. Questions should be directed to head director Jay Wilkins at 920-318-1583 or music director Ken Sina at 929-261-7173.

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