“I Am the One”: Audition Songs for Next to Normal
Written by Tiffany Wilkie
February 6, 2019
Next to Normal audition soon? Explore this list of audition songs that may earn you the role you desire.
Auditioning for Diana (Soprano)
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.
1. “Smash the Mirror” from The Who’s Tommy
2. “I Hate You” from If/Then
Auditioning for Gabe (Tenor)
Diana & Dan’s son. Dashing, athletic, and bright. He is a playful man and everything a mother could imagine.
3. “I’m Not That Guy” from Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson
4. “Sensation” from The Who’s Tommy
Auditioning for Dan (Tenor)
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.
5. “Hey Kid” from If/Then
6. “Vows” from Freaky Friday
Auditioning for Natalie (Mezzo Soprano)
Diana & Dan’s troubled daughter. An accomplished pianist and hardworking student, her struggles are exacerbated by her mother’s behavior. She greatly admires Henry.
7. “Pretty Funny” from Dogfight
8. “No More Fear” from Freaky Friday
Auditioning for Henry (Tenor)
Natalie’s classmate. The all-around musician, philosopher, and slacker. He has an intoxicating capacity for sympathy and romance.
9. “Run Away With Me” by Kerrigan and Lowdermilk
10. “Go” from Freaky Friday
Auditioning for Dr. Madden (Tenor)
The all-around musician, philosopher, and slacker. He has an intoxicating capacity for sympathy and romance.
11. “Go to the Mirror/Listening to You” from The Who’s Tommy
12. “Fortune Favors the Brave” from Aida
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