May 23 – June 22, 2019
NEXT TO NORMAL
by Brian Yorkey and Tom Kitt
Diana and Dan seem to have perfected the idea of the American family, with their suburban life and intelligent, wise-cracking teenage son and daughter. But Diana has been battling manic depression and bipolar disorder for sixteen years. Gracefully handling a complex subject and exploring pain in a moving and honest way, this Tony Award and Pulitzer Prize-winning musical bracingly looks at mental illness and the effect it and its management can have on the American family.
Heart melting… sensitively crafted… beautiful songs that get to the heart of this deceptively complex story. – The Washington Post