Winner of three Tony Awards, including Best Musical Score, as well as the 2010 Pulitzer Prize for Drama, the show was applauded for expanding the scope of subject matters for musical theatre.
Next to Normal follows Diana Goodman and her family, as they try to get past the traumatising death of her young son. Diana lives with bipolar disorder, which on occasion threatens to tear her family apart. As they collectively attempt to cope with trauma, loss and serious mental health problems, the musical confronts the real meaning of family.
The production is directed by Dora Award-winner Philip Akin, whose credits span acting and directing and include the famous Robocop. Further creative team includes choreographer Nicola Pantin and music director Lily Ling.
A powerhouse cast features internationally acclaimed performer Ma-Anne Dionisio (Miss Saigon, Les Miserables), alongside Troy Adams, Louise Pitre, Brandon Antonio, Stephanie Sy and Nathan Carroll.
A thrilling, emotional and touching new musical that addresses some of the tougher issues in life, Next to Normal plays at the CAA Theatre from 26 April to 19 May 2019.
Recommended forFans of new musicals, and those who know and love the Tony Award-winning Next to Normal now have the chance to see it on stage in a thrilling new production.
Age Recommendations: Recommended 14+. No under 2's.