WICA Play Read/Scene Study class provides an environment for experienced, beginning, and non-actors to gather for readings, to learn reading and performance technique, and to become acquainted with a broad theatrical repertoire without the pressure of a full performance.
WICA is proud to announce that Play Read / Scene Study classes now take place in the new Play Café--an intimate setting to engage with fellow theatre enthusiasts in the lobby. Enjoy snacks, beverages and good conversation!
Next to Normal
Led by Elizabeth Herbert
(Director of The Full Monty, Charlie Brown, and City of Angels)
MONDAY, MAY 12 @ 7:00 pm
Call Admin to Register: 360.221.8262
Pulitzer-Prize winning rock musical NEXT TO NORMAL, with book and lyrics by Brian Yorkey and music by Tom Kitt, explores how one suburban household copes with crisis and mental illness.
Winner of 3 Tony Awards and the 2010 Pulitzer Prize NEXT TO NORMAL tells the story of a mother, Diane Goodman, who struggles with bipolar disorder and the effect that her illness has on her family. This contemporary musical is an emotional powerhouse that addresses such issues as grieving a loss, ethics in modern psychiatry, and suburban life. With provocative lyrics and a thrilling score, this musical shows how far two parents will go to keep themselves sane and their family’s world intact.
NEXT TO NORMAL is a deeply moving piece of theatre-WICA is considering this musical for either the 2014/2015 or the 2015/2016 season. We will be reading the script/libretto as well as the lyrics. No singing needed this time!