Absorbing, Great acting, Intense, Thought-provoking, Edgy
About the Show
‘Next To Normal’, a musical about a family dealing with mental illness premiered in 2008, winning a 2009 Tony for Best Score, and the 2010 Pulitzer Prize for Drama.
‘Next To Normal’ explores how one suburban household copes with crisis and mental illness. 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.