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Next to Normal an Original Musical


Next to Normal an Original Musical
Friday Jul. 26, 2019 at 8:00pm
Akron Civic Theatre

Next to Normal is the story of Diana Goodman and her family. Traumatized by the death of her infant son from an undiagnosed intestinal obstruction, Diana has lived with bipolar depressive disorder and delusional episodes for the past seventeen years. The illness has affected everyone in her life, and has nearly torn her family apart on several occasions. With subject matter rendered achingly recognizable by Brian Yorkey, and a dynamic, energetic pop-rock score by Tom Kitt, Next to Normal is a show that enables a small group of actors to showcase powerhouse vocals while exploring pressing contemporary issues of trauma, loss, mental health treatment, and the meaning of family.

Please note that this is a cabaret performance. The audience is on stage with the performers. Seating is limited.

City of Akron
Gay Community
Orr Family Foundation
BMW Volkswagen
Fed Ex Custom Critical
Akron Childrens Hospital
County of Summit
Gay Community
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Harwick Standard
Akron Civic Theatre Women's Guild
Great Lakes
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Steere Enterprises
Jones Group
Knight Foundation
BMD logo
Knox Marketing
Olympic Steel
Omnova Foundation
Ohio Arts council
S & T Bank
AAA of Akron
Fed Ex Custom Critical
Akron Community Foundation
Cleveland Clinic Akron General
Akron Civic Commons
The Berroteran Group
The Heritage Group
Wells Fargo
Fifth Third
Novus Clinic
Markham Machine
Clifton Larson Allan
Lehner Family
Lake Erie Electric
GPD Group
The University of Akron
Printing Concepts
Lake Erie Electric
Kw Chervenic
Nova Title Agency