NEXT TO NORMAL
Music by Tom Kitt
Book and Lyrics by Brian Yorkey
Directed by Artistic Director Katy Helbacka
Diana Goodman desperately wants to be a good wife to her husband and good mother to her son and daughter. But her struggles with bipolar disorder routinely wreak havoc on their storybook suburban lives. As her treatments, medications and misdiagnoses pile up, the family struggles to hold on as their perfect, normal life threatens to dissolve around them.
One of only 8 musicals to win the Pulitzer Prize for drama and winner of three 2010 Tony Awards, this electrifying rock musical will shatter your ideas of a feel-good musical. This is a feel-everything musical with soaring music, sharp, smart lyrics and a storyline full of unexpected twists and turns. Heartbreaking in one breath and uplifting the next, this powerhouse of modern musical theater takes you along for the ride as it soars and surges through the lives of an ordinary family desperate to keep their lives intact.
“Rock is alive and rolling like thunder in ‘Next To Normal.’” – Rolling Stone
“The future of American musicals.” – The Washington Post
March 20-22, 27-29 & April 3-5, 2014
All shows at 8pm