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Next to Normal
Diana - Katie Meyers
Dan - Seth E. Harman
Gabe - Jim Kane
Natalie - Gabi Knoepfle
Henry - Tim Huggenberger
Dr. Madden - Drew Jenkins
Dr. Madden U/S - Daven Taba
Ensemble - Katie Nelson and Billy Surges
Music Direction by
Billy Surges, Katie Nelson, and Tim Huggenberger
Lighting and Costumes by
Set and Sound by
Next to Normal is a 2008 American rock musical with book and lyrics by Brian Yorkey and music by Tom Kitt. The story centers on a mother who struggles with worsening bipolar disorder and the effects that managing her illness has on her family.
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. Next to Normal takes audiences into the minds and hearts of each character, presenting their family's story with love, sympathy and heart.
Next to Normal is an emotional powerhouse that addresses such issues as grieving a loss, ethics in modern psychiatry, and suburban life.