Please ensure Javascript is enabled for purposes of website accessibility Next to Normal Audition - Theatre Harrisburg
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Director: Dave Olmsted
Music Director: Mitchell Sensenig
Stage Manager: Laura Dugan

Dad’s an architect; Mom rushes to pack lunches and pour cereal; their daughter and son are bright, wise-cracking teens, appearing to be a typical American family. And yet their lives are anything but normal because the mother has been battling bipolar disorder for 16 years. Next to Normal takes audiences into the minds and hearts of each character, presenting their family’s story with love, sympathy and heart.

Seeking a multi-generational, diverse cast for this show. All actors age 16 and up are welcome and encouraged to audition. All roles may be played by actors of any identity who can sing the voice part listed in the character description. Please review the breakdown of roles and prepare to audition for the one that speaks to you the most.


Please review the breakdown of roles and prepare to audition for the one that speaks to you the most.

Audition Requirements:

  1. Please prepare 16-32 bars of music from a contemporary musical that best shows your voice and range. Legible sheet music must be provided for the rehearsal pianist/music director. Recorded accompaniment or a cappella auditions are not allowed. A reading will be provided. If you are invited to call backs, music cuts and sides from the show will be provided. 
  2. There are two forms you will need to fill out for this audition: the Theatre Harrisburg audition form and the NEXT TO NORMAL supplemental audition form. You may print and complete them ahead of the audition to save time. Have your conflict calendar handy when completing these. Please note! No conflicts are allowed during tech week or for any of the performances.
  3. If you are under 18 years of age, a parent or guardian will need to also sign your audition form.


Callbacks will be held on Saturday, October 14 from 3-5 by invitation only.

Reach out to [email protected] with questions.


Auditions are by sign-up ONLY. Please sign up through the following form:



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