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Sunday, October 9, 2022 at 2:30 PM

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Theatre 166

October 9 @ 2:30 pm - 4:30 pm

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 York Times.

About The Show

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 features powerhouse vocals with an energetic pop/rock score. Next to Normal addresses such issues as grieving a loss, ethics in modern psychiatry, and suburban life.

Directed by Ryan Shealy
Musical Direction by Jacob Poiner

Our Sponsors

Cypress Hill Winery and Hudson & Essex Black Box Series
With Support from Richland County Mental Health & Recovery Services Board


General Admission Price:Starting at $27

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