Presented by Victory Productions and Garden Theatre
Music by Tom Kitt
Book & Lyrics by Brian Yorkey
September 8 – 24, 2023September 5 & 6 at 7:30pm
Audio Described Show: September 17 at 2:00pm
ASL-Interpreted Show: September 14 at 7:30pm
To an outsider, the Goodmans are an average American family: two hard working parents and two witty teenagers. But on the inside, mom Diana is battling manic depression, daughter Natalie struggles to be the perfect child, son Gabe provokes his mother’s mania, and dad Dan is just trying to keep everyone together.
Winner of three 2009 Tony Awards, including Best Musical Score, and the 2010 Pulitzer Prize, Next to Normal is a deeply moving musical that explores the minds and hearts of each character, and how one suburban household copes with crisis and mental illness.
Contains adult themes and language including references to substance use, suicide, and mental health issues. Rated R for mature audiences.
Run Time: 2 hours 25 minutes including intermission
NEXT TO NORMAL Is presented through special arrangement with Music Theatre International (MTI). All authorized performance materials are also supplied by MTI. www.mtishows.com
This project is funded in part by Orange County Government through the Arts & Cultural Affairs Program; the State of Florida, Department of State, Division of Arts and Culture, the Florida Council on Arts and Culture, and the National Endowment for the Arts. Additional support for Garden Theatre is provided by generous individual donors and United Arts of Central Florida, home of OrlandoAtPlay.com and UAArtsEd.com.