Sunday Sept 1, 2019
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A production that showcases powerhouse vocals while exploring pressing contemporary issues of trauma, loss, mental health treatment and the meaning of family.
The Tony Award and Pulitzer Prize Winning Rock Musical by Tom Kitt and Brian Yorkey
“Next to Normal” is groundbreaking and emotional powerhouse of a musical which addresses contemporary issues of trauma, loss, the meaning of family and the stigma and treatment of mental illness.
It won three Tony Awards in 2009 including Best Original Score for its surging rock music and the Pulitzer Prize in 2010; when awarding the prize, the Pulitzer Board called it “a powerful rock musical that grapples with mental illness in a suburban family and expands the scope of subject matter for musicals”.
Though a work of fiction the issues showcased in “Next to Normal” are quite real and often closer to our own lives than we think.