"Next to Normal"
Book and lyrics by Brian Yorkey and music by Tom Kitt
Directed by Dr. Jennifer S. Holmes, Professor of Theatre
& Communication Arts
Musical Direction by Stephen Cook
Scenic and Lighting Design by Brian Alan Reed, Professor
of Theatre & Communication Arts
Costume Design by Monica French
Thursday-Saturday (April 6-8, 2017) - 7:30 p.m.
Sunday (April 9, 2017) - 2:00 p.m.
Seniors & Students: $10.00
Next To Normal, with book and lyrics by Brian
Yorkey and music by Tom Kitt, explores how one suburban
household copes with crisis and mental illness. Winner
of three 2009 Tony Awards including Best Musical Score
and the 2010 Pulitzer Prize, Next To Normal was
also chosen as "one of the year's ten best shows" by
critics around the country, including The Los Angeles
Times, The Washington Post, Rolling Stone and The New
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 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, and suburban life and is ideal for
community theaters, as well as colleges and regional