May 26, 2017 @ 7:30 pm – June 3, 2017 @ 7:30 pm
Next to Normal
Monash Uni Student Theatre presentsNext to NormalMusic by Tom Kitt
Book and Lyrics by Brian Yorkey

Director Stephen Amos
Musical Director William Yates
Assistant Director and Choreographer Diane Pereira


Dad is an architect; mum rushes to pack lunches and pour cereal; their daughter and son are bright, wise-cracking teens. They appear to be a typical suburban family, but take another look and you’ll see that they are anything but normal, as they grapple with the effects of mental illness.

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.

Friday 26 – Saturday 27 May 7:30pm
Monday 29 May 6:00pm + Post Show Q&A
Tuesday 30 May – Saturday 3 June 7:30pm
MSA Card $16 / Conc. $18 / Full $24
Bookings via the MUST website: msa.monash.edu/must
Enquiries via MUST: 9905 8173
Content warning: Mature Themes

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.