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Upcoming shows

Poster for Next to Normal

Next to Normal

Music by Tom Kitt

Book & Lyrics by Brian Yorkey

Directed by Joy Lamberton-Arcolano

Music directed by Karin Denison

Choreography by Alexander Davis

April 19, 20, 21, 26, 27 at 8pm

April 22 and 28 at 2pm

Chelsea Theatre Works
189 Winnisimmet St., Chelsea

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, Next to Normal was also chosen as "one of the year's ten best shows" by critics around the country, including The Los Angeles Times, The Washington Post, Rolling Stone and The New York Times.

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.

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