Next to normal is a high-octane rock musical following the struggles of Diana,
a suburban mother and wife living with mental illness. As the answers to her condition
become less clear, so too do the relationships and perceptions of her
family, and most importantly - herself.
Winner of 3 Tony Awards, and the Pulitzer Prize for Drama
(originally featuring Alice Ripley and Aaron Tveit), the show paints a painful portrait
of the Goodman family as Gabe, Dan, and Natalie watch Diana disintegrate amidst Tom Kitt’s
incredibly catchy and beautiful score. Featuring songs such as “I’m Alive”, “I am the One”,
“Light in the Dark”, “Super Boy and the Invisible Girl”, and “Just Another Day”, Brian Yorkey’s
compelling writing tackles the complexity of mental illness on the musical theatre stage
with confronting accuracy and substance.
Upon its debut, Next to Normal redefined the perception of what musical theatre could be,
and MacMS is proud to present this stunning, ground-breaking work to the Sydney
theatre in an exciting and inventive production.
Macquarie Musical Society
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