Next to Normal

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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.

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.

Matt Hetherington

Matt Hetherington

Matt Hetherington previously appeared at Melbourne Theatre Company in Next to Normal, for which he won a Green Room Award for Best Male Artist in a Featured Role. Among his long list of stage musical credits are Dirty Rotten Scoundrels for James Anthony; Flowerchildren for Magnormous; Shane Warne the Musical for SWTM Productions; The Full Monty for IMG/ David Atkins (Helpmann Award for Best Actor in a Musical); Gypsy, Promises Promises, Dirty Rotten Scoundrels, Sugar, Damn Yankees, Sweet Charity, Hair (National Tour), and South Pacific for the Production Company; Happy Days – The Arena Mega-Musical for Dainty P/L; The Last Five Years for Melbourne Musical Theatre; I Love You You’re Perfect Now Change for Sygnet Productions; and The Wind in the Willows for Elston Hocking & Wood. Matt’s television appearances include Dr Blake Mysteries, The Voice, City Homicide, BYO Restaurant, Stingers, Marshall Law, and SeaChange.

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