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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

Aprl 19–28, 2018

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 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.

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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.


Matthew CorrGabriel
Xavier Alexander DurdenHenry
Jamie Shannon FergusonDiana
Kevin HanleyDr. Madden and Dr. Fine
Tom KelleherDan
Zoe Maya MillerNatalie


Karin DenisonPiano / Conductor
Lee NeikirkGuitar
Austin BirdyPercussion
Sun-Mee KasperCello


Joy Lamberton-ArcolanoDirector
Karin DenisonMusic Director
Alexander DavisChoreographer
Lyn Towne-SmithAssistant Director
Vilas SridharanProduction Manager
Amanda Fosmire CorbettStage Manager
Sarah RozeneSet Designer
Erik FoxLight Designer
Heather OshinskyCostume Designer
Kat McCorkleProps Designer
Renee GoudreauSound Designer
Gabrielle JaquesDramaturg
Maggie KelleherAssistant Stage Manager
Mark DiGiovanniTechnical Director
Sarah RozeneScenic Artist
Ricky MorseMaster Electrician
Rachael LinkerWardrobe Manager
Ben BlierSound Engineer
Todd YardGraphic Design