You guys. We open…TOMORROW!
The Northland premiere of the Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award-winning musical NEXT TO NORMAL hits the stage at the Teatro Zuccone at 8pm tomorrow night and tickets are flying fast!
Pssst…hey students, did you know that you can get into any of our Thursday night performances for just $10 when you get student rush tickets at the door with a valid student I.D.? Cause you can!
Speaking of students, let’s spend today’s blog introducing you to one of our very favorite students. She’s done a few shows with us now, and each one has been a blast. She’s sweet, funny, crazy talented … and is leaving us soon. This will likely be her last show with us. Which makes us sad.
So come see her blow the doors off the place and put your heart through a meat grinder before she heads off to continue her studies in Chicago!
Meet Maria DePesa!
Why did you audition for this show?
Natalie is my dream role so I knew I had to give it a shot!
Have you seen this show before? Auditioned for it before? Did you write it? Are you Tom Kitt?
I’ve been in love with Next to Normal for years, so when I found out Renegade was going to do it I cried for a week. And then I started learning the music for my audition.
Why is this different than other musicals you’ve worked on? What makes this particular show unique?
The story is amazing. They cut out all the bullshit and give you a down-to-earth, realistic view on mental illness, love and family.
What’s your favorite or most embarrassing story from your time in theater?
My first stage kiss in high school was my first kiss ever. I was really nervous (since I also had the biggest crush on the boy I had kiss), so when it was time to do it, I ran up to the boy, totally missed his mouth and pretty much head-butted him. It was really romantic. AND if you’re reading this: Hi, Sir. Huppert. You’re still a hottie.
Convince someone reading this blog to buy tickets right now using only one sentence.
I’ll love you forever if you come.