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Casting call for Stage 212's 'Next to Normal'

LASALLE — Director Dave Roden has announced auditions for Stage 212’s spring 2019 production of “Next to Normal,” the acclaimed rock musical by Brian Yorkey and Tom Kitt, will be held at the theater , 700 First St. in LaSalle, at 7 p.m. Friday, Jan. 18, and 2 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 19.

Roden and music director Mary Kieffer will be casting three men with high baritone/tenor voices — one able to play age 40-45, and two able to play 18-21; and one man with a rock tenor voice able to play 30-40. They will also be casting two women with mezzo soprano (mid-range) voices — one able to play 40-45 and one able to play mid to late teens. There will also be roles for two to four chorus members capable of singing the vocal ranges indicated above. All vocalists should be capable of singing in a rock and roll style.

Those auditioning should prepare an appropriate musical selection of 32 bars or less, and should provide their own recorded accompaniment as an accompanist may not be available at auditions. Selections from the show and pop music selections are preferred, as traditional musical theatre selections may not reveal the qualities the directors wish to discover.

Callbacks will be at a later date, and will consist of musical selections from the show. Selections from the script will also be available at auditions for cold readings. Visit for more information.

“Next to Normal” will be performed April 5-14.

Stage 212 auditions are open to all regardless of prior theatrical experience.

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