“Pulitzer-Prize winning rock musical 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.
NEXT TO NORMAL tells the story of a mother, Diane Goodman, who struggles with bipolar disorder and the effect that her illness has on her family. This contemporary musical is an emotional powerhouse that addresses such issues as grieving a loss, ethics in modern psychiatry, and suburban life. With provocative lyrics and a thrilling score, this musical shows how far two parents will go to keep themselves sane and their family’s world intact.
NEXT TO NORMAL is a deeply moving piece of theatre that provides a wonderful opportunity for performers to explore dramatic material and showcase vocal talents with an energetic pop/rock score. This show is ideal for community theaters, as well as colleges and regional theatre companies.” (text source: MIT Music Theatre International)
Musical Director: Kai Tietje / Borys Sitarski
Theatre Staging: Matthias Davids
Staging: Michael Schmieder
Scenography: Sanne Danz
Costumes: Richard Stockinger
Sound: Andreas Frei
Dramaturgy: Arne Beeker
Diana: Kristin Hölck
Dan, her husband: Reinwald Kranner
Gabe, her son: Oliver Liebl
Natalie, her daughter: Lisa Antoni / Ariana Schirasi-Fard
Doctor Fine / Doctor Madden: Rob Pelzer
Henry: Christian Manuel Oliveira