As many may know, ETC had planned to have the open call for our inaugural production of Next to Normal in late March. When the pandemic hit, we adjusted our plans and did an entirely online process, including video submissions, and live auditions and callbacks via Zoom.
We are incredibly proud of our cast, who not only hung in there with all the technical changes, but also produced really beautiful work despite the circumstances. With our original production dates in August currently up in the air, we’re working through different scenarios for how we can produce this show. As a brand new company, we’re in a very different situation than many others in our community.
In the meantime, “Light” — the finale of Next to Normal — is such an appropriate song for these uncertain times, so our cast put together a video of the song. We hope that it provides a bit of hope and inspiration for what’s to come for all of us in the local theatre community: “When our long night is done, there will be light.”
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