Stage Right Productions and 2nd Street Theater presents the Tony award winning musical that deals with mental illness and its effects on family, Next to Normal February 12-27.
Written by Tom Kitt, directed by Brad Ruder with musical direction by Meagan Iverson, Next to Normal will be presented February 12-27.
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 years.
Next To Normal takes audiences into the minds and hearts of each character, presenting their family’s story with love, sympathy and heart…oh, and bring tissues.
“Yes, this show won Tony Awards. Yes, this show won a Pulitzer Prize,” says Director Brad Ruder, “but, most importantly, it won my spirit. From the surging score and the complexities of the characters, to the realities of life’s craziness, Next to Normal is a production like no other.”
The show features some of Central Oregon’s top talent, including Ryan Klontz, John Kish, Steven Livingston, David DaCosta, Katie Bullock and newcomer Cait Ford.
Performances are Thursday through Saturday 7:30pm, Sunday matinees at 3pm and an Opening Night Champagne Reception on Friday, February 12 from 6:30-7:30pm.