The Pulitzer Prize winning musical ‘Next to Normal’ comes to the Media Theatre Jan. 31-Feb. 25, featuring award winning actors Krissy Fraelich and Ben Dibble. ‘Next to Normal,’ with book and lyrics by Brian Yorkey and music by Tom Kitt, explores how one suburban household copes with crisis and mental illness. Winner of three 2009 Tony Awards, including Best Musical Score and the 2010 Pulitzer Prize.
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.
This deeply moving piece of theatre provides a wonderful opportunity for performers to explore dramatic material and showcase vocal talents with an energetic pop/rock score.
For tickets, showtimes and more, call 610-891-0100 or visit mediatheatre.org