Next to Normal, the rock musical with music by Tom Kitt, book and lyrics by Brian Yorkey
This popular American rock musical that explores life with mental illness was winner of three Tony awards and the 2010 Pulitzer Prize for Drama. Directed by Steve Scott and music direction by Andrew Flasch, this performance will feature a live band with set and lighting design by (TBA)… more details coming soon!
More on “Next to Normal” from Artistic Director Steve Scott:
” Next to Normal is the story of Diana Goodman and her family. Traumatized by the death of her infant son from an undiagnosed intestinal obstruction, Diana has lived with bipolar depressive disorder and delusional episodes for the past seventeen years. The illness has affected everyone in her life, and has nearly torn her family apart on several occasions.
With subject matter rendered achingly recognizable by Brian Yorkey, and a dynamic, energetic pop-rock score by Tom Kitt, ‘Next to Normal’ is a show that enables a small group of actors to showcase powerhouse vocals while exploring pressing contemporary issues of trauma, loss, mental health treatment, and the meaning of family.”
Advisory: This production is intended for audiences aged 13 and up, and contains themes and depictions of mental illness, profanity, discussions of self-harm and the loss of a family member
Tickets are $25 general/$20 student/senior, with 10% discount on groups of 5 or more. We have previews the Thursday before opening night for $12.50 (1/2 off ticket price, email us at email@example.com to get a promo code).
All performances take place at our theatre at 288 Shady Oak Drive, Michigan City, Indiana 46360
This is the link for more information on our shows: https://www.dunesarts.org/shop/tickets2022/19
More information about Dunes Arts Foundation at www.dunesARTS.org
NEXT TO NORMAL DATES:
Preview Thursday, May 26, 7pm CST
Friday May 27, 7pm CST
Saturday May 28, 7pm CST
Sunday May 29, 2pm CST
Friday June 3, 7pm CST
Saturday June 4, 7pm CST
Sunday June 5, 2pm CST
Spotlight Associate Jeffrey Leibham reviews “Next to Normal”
***HIGHLY RECOMMENDED**** What a joy it is to have the supremely talented director David Cromer back at Writers Theatre. The North Shore native, who has been living in New York City for the past decade, returns to direct his sixth show (but the first in the new Writers Theatre building) with a touching and simply sensational rendering of the 2009 musical
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