Next To Normal by Book & Lyrics by Brian Yorkey, Music by Tom Kitt
About the Play
A Pulitzer and Tony Award-winning rock musical that has enthralled audiences on Broadway and will be a first for Perth.
Meet Diana Goodman, loving wife and mother who wants nothing more than for her husband Dan and their two children to get along like one big happy family. But in a seemingly perfect suburban neighbourhood, their struggles, like most families, are anything but normal. They test and mock each other at every turn – but how are they meant to cope when one of them suﬀers from hallucinations?
Filled with music, fun and pathos, this play revolutionised the genre and is the most critically acclaimed musical since Rent.
Featuring songs like “My Psychopharmacologist and I”, “Didn't I See This Movie?”, and “Superboy and The Invisible Girl” – this world-class production is the prescription you need for the ultimate in contemporary music entertainment.
★ ★ ★ ★ ★ TONY AWARD FOR BEST ORIGINAL SCORE (2009)
★ ★ ★ ★ ★ TONY AWARD FOR BEST ORCHESTRATION (2009)
★ ★ ★ ★ ★ PULITZER PRIZE FOR DRAMA (2010)
Next to Normal is presented through special arrangement with Hal Leonard Australia Pty Ltd on behalf of Music Theatre International.
Cast & Creatives
Cast Includes: Shannen Alyce, Rachael Beck, James Bell, Michael Cormick, Brendan Hanson and Joel Horwood.
Directed by Adam Mitchell.
Designers: Lighting Designer Trent Suidgeest, Set & Costume Designer Bruce McKinven, Musical Director David Young, Sound Designer Ben Collins.
"[The actors] display faultless musicality in this emotionally charged musical... Rachael Beck is a petite powerball." The Australian
5 stars out of 5! "A musical full of surprises and twists, laughs and stark realities... Funny and earnest." Out in Perth
"I LOVED Next to Normal. Brilliant cast, gorgeous music, great staging, heartbreaking storytelling." Claire, patron
"Fight to get a ticket for Next to Normal. An outstanding production in every way." Stage Whispers
"By far my favourite Black Swan production so far. Incredible performances and tackles big issues." Clarissa, patron
"Whether you are a fan of musicals or not, Next to Normal is recommended viewing. It's more than just entertaining, it is a masterpiece blending of music and story that got me right in the feels. I think for me the (manic) high point of Black Swan's 2015 season." Perth Walkabout