Nov 082017

YouthARK Theatre is thrilled to be presenting its second-ever musical production, NEXT TO NORMAL, as part of our 2017-18 season. Our production team are seeking 6 dedicated actors ages 16-25 to bring the show to life

SHOWS: 13th, 14th, 20th and 21st April.

AUDITIONS: Slots available Friday 1st and Saturday 2nd December 2017
(Callbacks to be held Tuesday 5th)

VENUE: Auditions, rehearsals and performances will take place at the Lilydale Heights College PAC; 17-19 Nelson Rd, Lilydale.

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 (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. This deeply moving piece of theatre provides a wonderful opportunity for performers to explore dramatic material and showcase vocal talents with an energetic pop/rock score.
Next to Normal is an emotional powerhouse that addresses such issues as grieving a loss, ethics in modern psychiatry as well as the inaccuracies of perceived suburban life.

For all the info you’ll need about auditions, please download the audition pack from:

Any questions, please contact

Type of production

Company Name and Suburb
YouthARK Theatre, Lilydale