April 10, 11, 12, 17, 18, 19, 24, 25, 26
The Arts Barn at Arts on the Green
Director... Shelly Horn
Musical Director...Arielle Bayer
NEXT TO NORMAL
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 theatres, as well as colleges and regional theatre companies.
BOOK & LYRICS BY
Diana – Marni Ratner Whalen
Dan – Chad Wheeler
Dr Fine/Dr Madden – Tim Kurtzberg
Natalie – Rachel Barlaam
Gabe – Rob Milanic
Henry – Dylan Echter