Book and Lyrics by Brian Yorkey
Director Stephen Amos
Musical Director William Yates
Assistant Director and Choreographer Diane Pereira
Next to Normal is an emotionally charged musical that addresses issues such as grief, ethics in modern day psychiatry and the effects these matters have on family life.
Winner of three Tony Awards, including Best Original Score and Best Orchestration, plus the 2010 Pulitzer Prize for Drama, this hard-hitting rock musical shines a light on mental illness and asks us what it truly means to be ‘normal’.
For director, Stephen Amos, who is completing his undergraduate degree in Arts Music, Next to Normal has “redefined” what is possible for musical theatre; he says, “It’s a deeply personal story with an addictive rock vocal score and gut wrenching narrative twist that make it a game changer for modern musicals.” Amos has worked on numerous musical theatre productions, including Is There Life After High School and Spring Awakening with PEP Productions, Elegies for Angels Punks and Raging Queens for Midsumma and BARE for MUST.
NEXT TO NORMAL is presented through special arrangement with Hal Leonard Australia Pty Ltd on behalf of Music Theatre International.
Original Broadway Production by David Stone, James L Nederleander, Barbra Whittman, Patrick Catullo and Second Stage Theatre.