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Next To Normal by Cardinal Music Productions
March 29, 2019 @ 8:00 pm - March 31, 2019 @ 4:30 pm
Cardinal Music Productions presents Next To Normal, the Tony Award winning emotional roller coaster of a musical, at the Urban Field House Arts and Event Centre on March 22, 23, 24, 29, 30, & 31, 2019.
Next to Normal is an unflinching look at a suburban family struggling with the effects of mental illness.
The show 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 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.
This deeply moving piece of theatre is an emotional powerhouse that addresses such issues as grieving a loss, ethics in modern psychiatry, and suburban life.
Music by Tom Kitt
Book and Lyrics by Brian Yorkey
Directed by Joseph Anthony Cardinal
Musical Direction by Drew Beaudoin
Shows take place at 8pm on Friday and Saturday, and 2pm on Sunday.
Tickets are $25 for general seating and will be available at the door (if still available) or by purchasing them in advance from the Cardinal Music box office at 2569-B Jefferson Blvd. or by calling 519-944-5800.