FROM BROADWAY | MUSICAL
RISE ABOVE PERFORMING ARTS (next to Cinebistro)
3501 S. TAMIAMI TRAIL SUITE 1005 – SARASOTA, FL 34239
SYNOPSIS: American rock musical with book and lyrics by Brian Yorkey and music by Tom Kitt. The story centers on a mother who struggles with worsening bipolar disorder and the effects that managing her illness has on her family. The musical addresses grief, depression, suicide, drug abuse, ethics in modern psychiatry, and the underbelly of suburban life.
Winner of three 2009 Tony Awards, including Best Musical Score and the 2010 Pulitzer Prize, Next to Normal was also chosen as “one of the year’s ten best shows” by critics around the country, including The Los Angeles Times, The Washington Post, Rolling Stone and The New York Times.
Dad’s an architect; Mom rushes to pack lunches and pour cereal; their daughter and son are bright, wise-cracking teens, appearing to be a typical American family. And yet their lives are anything but normal because the mother has been battling manic depression for 16 years. Next to Normal takes audiences into the minds and hearts of each character, presenting their family’s story with love, sympathy and heart.
RUNS: JUNE 10-12 & 17-18, 2022
Tickets on Sale: NOW
Show has more mature content – Recommended for Ages 13 and Older