Langham Court Theatre’s 2016/17 Season explodes out of the gate with the award-wining rock musical –
Next To Normal
Next To Normal
Music by Tom Kitt
Book and Lyrics by Brian Yorkey
Directed by Gregg Perry
Music Direction by Steve Horak
Langham Court Theatre, Victoria, BC
Performances September 28 to October 15, 2016
An unflinching look at a suburban family struggling with the effects of mental illness, this rock musical is a brilliant
tour de force touching on issues such as grieving a loss, drug abuse, ethics in modern psychiatry, and the
anxious underbelly of suburban life. Winner of three Tony Awards and the Pulitzer Prize for Drama.
This pulsating and dramatic musical centers on what appears to be a typical American family: Dad’s an architect;
Mom rushes to pack lunches and pour cereal; their daughter and son are bright, wise-cracking teens. And yet
their lives are anything but normal, because the mother has been battling manic depression 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.
“It is much more than a feel-good musical; it is a feel everything musical. A brave, breathtaking musical!”
Review by Ben Brantley from The New York Times
“Rock is alive and rolling like thunder in Next To Normal. It’s the best musical of the season by a mile, an
emotional powerhouse with a fire in its soul and a wicked wit that burns just as fiercely. You leave this show
feeling you’ve discovered something fresh and vital.”
Peter Travers from Rolling Stone
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