Auditions for Next to Normal
Auditions for Next to Normal will take place on:
- Saturday, August 18, from 10 a.m. to noon.
- Monday, August 27, from 6-8:30 p.m.
Callbacks will be scheduled if needed.
About the show
Centering around a mother coping with bipolar disorder, this critically acclaimed rock musical explores the life of a modern American family with love, empathy and heart. Next to Normal is one of the only musicals to have ever won a Pulitzer Prize for drama.
The creative team is:
- Director: Doug Miller
- Music Director: Dave Rains
Rehearsal commitment: Beginning approximately September 10.
Performance dates: October 19-28.
- Next to Normal does not require a dance audition.
General audition information
- Most Croswell shows rehearse for about six weeks. You will be asked to list any conflicts on your audition form.
- If you are auditioning for a musical, be prepared to sing a song — bring sheet music for the pianist, no CDs. The song choice is up to you; although it can be helpful to sing something in the style of the show you’re auditioning for, the most important thing is to prepare a piece you feel comfortable with. If you get cut off after 16 or 32 bars, don’t worry — it’s normal for that to happen in auditions and does not mean you won’t get a callback or be in the show.
- For musicals, be prepared to dance — wear or bring shoes you can dance in, with loose, comfortable clothing. Next to Normal does not require a dance audition.
- You can expect to be at auditions for at least an hour, possibly two.
- The Croswell’s artistic team is committed to flexible, imaginative casting. Performers of all backgrounds and ethnicities are encouraged to participate. Reasonable accommodations will be made for anyone with special needs.
- For more information about auditions, call 517-263-6868 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
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Can’t make it to auditions? Although attending in person is preferred, if you are unable to make any of the audition times, please email John MacNaughton at email@example.com for information about setting up a video audition.
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