Coming April 2017
Next to Normal is a deeply moving, Pulitzer Prize winning piece of theatre; it is an emotional powerhouse that illuminates the comical and gut wrenching truth of what it means to be a family amidst love, loss and disorder.
The show provides a wonderful opportunity for performers to explore dramatic material and showcase vocal talents with an energetic pop/rock score. Dad is 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. Next to Normal takes audiences into the minds and hearts of each character, presenting their family's story with love, sympathy and heart.
Best suited for theatergoers 17+
Why You Should Go
"It is much more than a feel-good musical; it is a feel everything musical. A brave, breathtaking musical!" - Ben Brantley from The New York Times
"Next to Normal covers a challenging subject, no question. That it's hopeful and uplifting, not depressing, is more than a triumph; it's next to wondrous." - Joe Dziemianowicz from The New York Daily News
"There are no easy answers to be found in Next to Normal, a startling, emotion-drenched musical about one family's attempt to cope with mental illness. The show is an impressive achievement, a heartfelt entertainment." - Michael Kuchwara from Associated Press
"Rock is alive and rolling like thunder in Next To Normal...an emotional powerhouse with a fire in its soul and a wicked wit that burns just as fiercely. You leave this show feeling you've discovered something fresh and vital." - Peter Travers from Rolling Stone
April 21, 22, 27, 28, 29
Presented at: The Uptown Theatre