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at the Oak Grove Theater July 11 – 17, 2024

Next to Normal
Music by Tom Kitt. Book and Lyrics by Brian Yorkey
Directed by Greg A. Beam
Music Direction by Ian Dively
Produced by Alexis Rennie Wagner-Call
Producer Sam Koogler

NEXT TO NORMAL is a Pulitzer-Prize winning pop/rock musical with book and lyrics by Brian Yorkey and music by Tom Kitt tells the story of a mother, Diane Goodman, who struggles with bipolar disorder and the effect that her illness has on her family. This contemporary musical is an emotional powerhouse that addresses such issues as grieving a loss, ethics in modern psychiatry, and suburban life. With provocative lyrics and a thrilling score, this musical shows how far two parents will go to keep themselves sane and their family’s world intact. NEXT TO NORMAL was nominated for 11 Tony Awards in 2009 and won three: Best Original Score, Best Orchestration and Best Performance by a Leading Actress in a Musical (Alice Ripley). It became the eighth musical to win Tony Awards and also win a Pulitzer Prize for Drama, following on the heels of “Rent” in 1996.

Next To Normal
is presented through special arrangement with Music Theater International (MTI).
All authorized performance materials are also supplied by MTI.

Cast List

DIANA – Mary Lott
DAN – Brent Hull
NATALIE – Quinn Franklin
GABE – Cole Hertzler
HENRY – Jesse Forloines
DR MADDEN – Jeff Ryman