City Circle Acting Company of Coralville will hold auditions for the musical Next to Normal on Friday, September 16 from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. and Saturday, September 17 from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. at Coralville Center for the Performing Arts at 1301 5th Street in Coralville. Callbacks will be held Sunday, September 18 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Next to Normal, with book and lyrics by Brian Yorkey and music by Tom Kitt, explores how one suburban household copes with crisis and mental illness. Winner of three 2009 Tony Awards, including Best Musical Score and the 2010 Pulitzer Prize, it was also chosen as “one of the year’s ten best shows” by critics around the country, including The Los Angeles Times, The Washington Post, Rolling Stone and The New York Times. Next to Normal will be directed by Kathryn Van Meter with music direction by Janelle Lauer.
Auditioners should prepare 16 bars of a song that shows off your voice and your ability to tell a story. Bring sheet music. An accompanist will be provided. You should also be prepared to sing a song from the show which are listed at www.citycircle.org. Copies of the show music will be made available at the CCPA if needed.
To schedule an audition, complete and submit the audition form at www.citycircle.org. Once you submit the form, the producer will contact you with your appointment time. Walk-ins are always welcome, but those with appointments will take priority.
Next to Normal will be performed February 10-12 at the Coralville Center for the Performing Arts. Rehearsals will begin December 5.