Next to Normal

Music by Tom Kitt
Book and Lyrics by Brian Yorkey

“The best musical of the season — by a mile. It’ll pin you to your seat.” – Rolling Stone

May 12, 2017 thru June 11, 2017

One of the most powerful stage experiences of recent years, Next to Normal is about the seemingly picture perfect Goodman family. However, Diana, the mother, is a little too happy. Her husband Dan constantly worries. Her daughter Natalie is awfully intent on getting that scholarship to Yale. And her son Gabe, well…This Tony Award and Pulitzer Prize winning rock musical is a heartbreaking, humorous and unflinchingly authentic look at a suburban family struggling with the effects bipolar disorder.

Set to a pulsating rock score by Tom Kitt (American Idiot) with a powerhouse female lead at its core, Next to Normal will leave you breathless.

Generous support for this production is provided by the S. Mark Taper Foundation Endowment for East West Players.


Stage Managed by Brandon Hong Cheng* & Jenny Slattery*
Scenic & Projection Design by Hana Sooyeon Kim**
Costume Design by Lena Sands
Lighting Design by Karyn Lawrence
Sound Design by Cricket Myers**
Music Director’s Assistant: May Zeng
Assistant Stage Manager: Letitia Chang
Assistant Scenic Design/Property Master: Glenn Michael Baker
Assistant Projections Design: Jennifer Kwan
Assistant Lighting Design: Bruce Yang

*Members of Actors’ Equity Association
** Members of USA 829
+ Members of SDC


MAY 12 – JUNE 11, 2017

$30 Preview; $50-$70 Regular Run; $80-90 Opening Night

May 12, 2017, Friday 8PM
May 13, 2017, Saturday 8PM
May 14, 2017, Sunday 2PM

A ticket to opening night on Wednesday, May 17 at 8PM includes a 7PM pre-show cocktail hour and a post-show reception with the cast and creative team. (Call EWP for ticket prices and availability.)

Thursday May 18, 2017, at 8PM
Patrons can begin to line up in front of the Box Office at 7PM. Our Pay–What–You–Can performance is based on a first come, first served basis and will accept cash or check.

Rush tickets—$25 regular and $20 student/senior (with valid ID)— will be available starting on May 20, 2017 for Thursday 8pm and Saturday 2pm shows.

Sunday, May 28, 2017
Immediately following the 2PM performance.

A complimentary glass of red or white wine will be served before the Friday show during the regular performance run. (Interested parties must be 21 years of age or older to drink.)

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