Next To Normal
January 20 - January 29, 2012
Next to Normal is a rock musical with book and lyrics by Brian Yorkey and music by Tom Kitt. Its story concerns a mother who struggles with worsening bipolar disorder and the effect that her illness has on her family. The musical also addresses such issues as grieving a loss, suicide, drug abuse, ethics in modern psychiatry and suburban life.
The musical opened on Broadway in April 2009. Next to Normal was nominated for eleven Tony Awards and won three. It also won the 2010 Pulitzer Prize for Drama, becoming just the eighth musical in history to receive the honor. The previous musical to win the Pulitzer was Rent in 1996. In awarding the prize to Kitt and Yorkey, the Pulitzer Board called the show "a powerful rock musical that grapples with mental illness in a suburban family and expands the scope of subject matter for musicals."
Directed by Broadway's Danny Gurwin this is A Stand Out Talent Production and a West Coast Premiere. This event is for Mature Audiences only and is not recommended for children under 13.