WINNER OF 3 TONY AWARDS 2009
2010 PULITZER PRIZE FOR DRAMA
'5 stars ... a dirty rock musical about grief, loss, depression, drugs and families... Next to Normal may be a rollercoaster, but it's a hell of a ride. Climb on' - The Sunday Herald Sun
'4 stars - exhilarating, a sensational show that breaks plenty of rules'- The Herald Sun
'superb performances all round'- The Sunday Age
One of the most talked about new shows on Broadway, Next to Normal makes its much anticipated Australian premiere featuring a stellar young cast and a musical score that surges from soul-soaring rock to heart-warming ballads. An unflinching tale of an ordinary family trying to deal with the effects of mental illness, Next to Normal will move you with its graceful honesty and powerful spirit. Following in the footsteps of hit contemporary musicals Rent and Spring Awakening, this electrifying production will captivate audiences.
Please note: Next to Normal depicts drug use and contains adult themes (such as death and mental illness), some coarse language, strobe lighting and herbal cigarette smoke.
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Key Photography by Earl Carter. Production Photography by Jeff Busby. Behind-the-scenes video by Adam Bostock.
Next to Normal is presented through special arrangement with Hal Leonard Australia Pty Ltd on behalf of Music Theatre International. Original Broadway Production produced by David Stone, James L Nederlander, Barbara Whittman, Patrick Catullo and Second Stage Theatre.