Next to Normal Auditions at Midvale Main Street Theatre

MMST is excited to announce it’s upcoming auditions for the next show of our 2020 season, Next to Normal.

Auditions will be held on February 28th, 2020 from 7-9 p.m at the Midvale Main Street Theatre (7711 South Main Street – 700 West, Midvale, Utah). Callbacks will be by invitation only on Sunday, March 1st.

Please note this show does have some strong content, be advised before auditioning.

All roles are open. Ages 18 and up are welcome to audition. Please prepare 16-32 bars of music in the style of the show. Please bring music on a CD or phone/iPod. No accompanist will be available. Auditions are open, so we will see auditioners in the order they arrive. 

Show dates: May 1st-16th, 2020.

If you have any questions or concerns, or are unable to attend auditions but would still like to be considered, please don’t hesitate to ask or email the director at

“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, Next to Normal 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.

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 manic depression 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.”

Character Breakdown


Delusional, bipolar, and depressed. The sexiness of her yesterdays has only recently begun to soften. She is determined to make her family perfect but is tortured by a death in the family.

Gender: Female

Age: 40 to 45 (appearing)



Diana & Dan’s son. Dashing, athletic, and bright. He is a playful man and everything a mother could imagine.

Gender: Male

Age: 18 to 21 (appearing)



Diana’s husband. He is handsome and genuine. Though a constant in Diana’s tumultuous life, he has grown tired and weary of her antics.

Gender: Male

Age: 40 to 45 (appearing)



Diana & Dan’s troubled daughter. An accomplished pianist and hardworking student, her struggles are exacerbated by her mother’s behavior. She greatly admires Henry.

Gender: Female

Age: 16-18 (appearing)



Natalie’s classmate. The all-around musician, philosopher, and slacker. He has an intoxicating capacity for sympathy and romance.

Gender: Male

Age: 17 to 19 (appearing)


Dr. Madden

Diana’s handsome psychiatrist. Quite assured in his practice and considered somewhat of a rock star.

Gender: Male

Age: 25 to 40 (appearing)



The directorial team will include:

Director: Cassidy Ross

Producer/AD: Tammy Ross

Music Director: Gregory Harrison

Production Assistant: Tasha Kunzler

Stage Manager: Kristina Stone

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