March 15th - March 30th
Next to Normal
An unflinching look at a suburban family struggling with the effects of mental illness. With book and lyrics by Brian Yorkey and music by Tom Kitt, it is the 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 bipolar disorder 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. Next to Normal is an emotional powerhouse that addresses such issues as grieving a loss, ethics in modern psychiatry, and suburban life.
Music By: Tom Kitt
Book and Lyrics By: Brian Yorkey
Run Time is approximately 2 hours with a 15 minute intermission
Performances held at Metropolitan Performing Arts
This show contains language, and themes of death, grief, drug use, sex, mental health, electroshock therapy, neglect, emotional abuse, and suicide. Due to these themes and situations, this show is not recommended for audiences under 16.
Viewers Discretion is Advised.
Friday, March 15th at 7:30pm
Saturday, March 16th at 7:30pm
Sunday, March 17th at 2:00pm
Friday, March 22nd at 7:30pm
Saturday, March 23rd at 7:30pm
Sunday, March 24th at 2pm
Friday, March 29th at 7:30pm
Sunday, March 30th at 2pm
Sunday, March 30th at 7:30pm
VIP DONOR HOUR
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6403 E Mill Plain Blvd
Vancouver, WA 98661
General Admission - $25
Military / Students / Seniors - $21
Special Ticket Prices for Family Day
$1 of every ticket sold goes to a
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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.
Licensed by MUSiC Theatre International.
Original Broadway Production Produced by David Stone,
James L. Nederlander, Barbara Whitman, Patrick Catullo and Second Stage Theatre
New York Premiere Produced by Second Stage Theatre, New York, February 2008
Carole Rothman, Artistic Director Ellen Richard, Executive Director
Next To Normal was subsequently produced by Arena Stage in November 2008.
Developed at Village Theatre, Issaquah, WA
(Robb Hunt, Executive Producer, Steve Tomkins, Artistic Director).
An earlier version was presented in the 2005 New York Musical Theatre Festival.
Support for the development of Next To Normal was provided by the Jonathan Larson Foundation.