Next to Normal
Emerging from the challenges of the COVID-19 pandemic, we are proud to announce that tickets for Next to Normal, a Pulitzer-prize winning musical about finding light in darkness and finding love in the face of loss are now on sale.
Learn more about this project below
About the show
Next to Normal is a Pulitzer Prize-winning theatre piece that in many ways reshaped the world of musical theatre when it debuted on Broadway in 2009. While it is technically classified as a “rock musical”, it addresses themes of mental health, suicide, and the use of controversial medical treatments.
The story centres around a family, where the Matriarch, Diana, is struggling with severe mental illness, and it explores the effects of her illness on her family. Diana has bipolar disorder, plagued with anxieties, mood swings and delusions that trace back to a family tragedy. During the course of the musical, Diana goes through a series of Doctors and treatments, which trigger the extremes of her illness. Her husband, Dan, struggles with not knowing how to properly care for his wife while avoiding his own confusion and depression. Her daughter, Natalie, deals with isolation and struggling to connect with her parents while living in the shadow of her brother, Gabe; as well as a budding romance with a fellow music student, Henry. Though the family strives to establish some sort of normality while seeking their own peace and happiness, the ties that bind slowly and inevitably unravel around them.
We are presenting Next to Normal through special arrangement with Music Theatre International (MTI). All authorized performance materials are also supplied by MTI. www.mtishows.com
As Next to Normal deals with a variety of mental-health related topics, we have put together a list of resources for all those involved with the project, including our community.
We have put together an amazing team focused on creating our Next to Normal world.
Assistant Stage Manager
Nikki Mabias Melchor
Assistant Stage Manager
What are the content warnings for this show?The musical addresses mature content including partial nudity, sex, sexual abuse, verbal abuse, rape, suicide, parental abuse, physical violence, abortion, teenage pregnancy, death, masturbation, religion, institutional violence, weaponry, and strong language.
Does this show use any special effects?We are still in the process of creating our Spring Awakening world and will update this section as needed.
Do I have to be vaccinated in order to participate as a performer or production team member?Due to the guidelines set forth by the CNESST and the local government, you will be required to be fully vaccinated in order to enter our rehearsal and production venue(s) and so yes, you must be fully vaccinated in order to participate as a performer or production team members. To be considered fully vaccinated you must be 2-weeks out from your third dose prior to the start of any in-person activities with our team.
How can I get involved with your Production team?At this time, our Production team for this season is complete! Stay tuned in the Spring for our crew call and in the early Summer for our next season's production call!
How can I support contact further?We're so glad you asked! You can head over to our Donation page to make a contribution towards our organization. Any support is extremely appreciated.
I have more questions!We're happy to answer any questions you may have. Feel free to email us directly at firstname.lastname@example.org. If your question is specific to auditions, please email us at email@example.com.