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Next to Normal an Original Musical


Next to Normal an Original Musical
Saturday Jul. 27, 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.

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City of Akron
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