Come see this amazing show performed May 18, 19, 25, 26 at 8pm and May 20 and 27th at 2pm at the Firehouse Theatre in the Louise Hopkins Underwood Center for the Art.
Hub Theatre Group is proud to be one of the first nonprofessional theatre companies to have acquired the rights to the powerful and compelling musical "Next to Normal," the acclaimed show that has just left Broadway and finished its tour. This powerful Tony and Pulitzer Prize winning musical deals with a family struggling to cope with enormous challenges.
Diana Goodman seems to have it all. She has a loving husband, Dan, and an over-achieving, ambitious young daughter, Natalie. But from the opening of the show it is clear that this family is anything but ordinary. Diana struggles with her bipolar disorder and the death of her infant son. Her struggles are shared by family members dealing not only with the present consequences of her disease, but with their own difficulties.
Despite the compellingly serious nature of the material, the story is pushed forward by an extraordinary rock musical score and strong characters that leave room for tragedy, laughter and, ultimately, hope.
Directed by Bob Chanda with Francisco Rendon musical directing, the show includes a stellar cast of accomplished artists: Paula Chanda, Claire Bryan, Emma Lehtinen, Layne Kight, Stephen Velasquez and Travis Burge.
Critics have raved about this amazing show:
"A brave, breathtaking musical"---The New York Times
"Rock is alive and rolling like thunder in Next to Normal. The best musical of the season by a mile."---Rolling Stone
"A hallmark of a great musical is that it can grab you, shake you and take you into its world. Next to Normal did before,a nd still does."---New York Daily News
"The future of American musicals"---The Washington Post
"Agonizingly beautiful"---Entertainment WeeklyEntertainment Weekly
CHECK OUT THE PRESS ON NEXT TO NORMAL HERE
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