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Next to Normal

  • Whidbey Island Center for the Arts 565 Camano Avenue Langley, WA, 98260 United States (map)

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.

"Next to Normal covers a challenging subject, no question. That it's hopeful and uplifting, not depressing, is more than a triumph -- it's next to wondrous." -- The New York Daily News

SCHEDULE

Apr 05 | 7:30pm

Apr 06 | 7:30pm

Apr 07 | 2:00pm

Apr 12 | 7:30pm

Apr 13 } 7:30pm

Apr 14 | 2:00pm

Apr 19 | 7:30pm

Apr 20 | 7:30pm


THE AUTHORS

Music by Tom Kitt

Book and lyrics by Brian Yorkey

THE CREATIVE TEAM

Direction by Deana Duncan

Musical Direction by Sheila Weidendorf

Choregraphy by Susan Sandri

Scenic and Lighting Design by David Mackie

Technical Director / Master Electrician Tyler Raymond

Scenic Painter David Gignac

Costume Design by Val Johnson

Sound Design by Steve Ford

Sound Engineer Rob Scott

Stage Manager Ethan Berkley

THE ARTISTS

The Cast Ada Faith-Feyma, Gabe Harshman, Melanie Lowey, Alexander Matthews, Josh Pulley, and Ken Stephens

The Band Troy Chapman, James Hinkley, Brian Kenney, Gerry Reed, Scott Small, and Sheila Weidendorf

STAGE NOTES

ARTICLE | Is "Next to Normal" Normal?

KEY IDEAS | What is bipolar disorder?

DIRECTOR’S NOTE | “Next to Normal”

ARTICLE | “Next to Normal” rocks more than the WICA stage


Later Event: April 7
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