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Next to Normal
Book and Lyrics by BRIAN YORKEY
Music by TOM KITT
Directed by TERRENCE J. NOLEN
Production conceived by JORGE COUSINEAU and TERRENCE J. NOLEN
On the F. Otto Haas Stage
September 27 - November 4, 2012

Winner of the 2010 Pulitzer Prize for Drama, this electric and emotional musical follows the Goodman family’s struggle to maintain connection amidst crisis. Set to a contemporary score, Next to Normal’s bold storytelling redefines the American musical.

Recommended for 9th grade and older. Contains mature language and themes.


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Next to Normal is a work of muscular grace and power. It is much more than a feel-good musical; it is a feel-everything musical.” –The New York Times


Photos by Mark Garvin





Critical Acclaim–

“Fine production...challenges conventional expectations of what big Broadway musicals are likely to be.”
–Philadelphia Inquirer   [Read More]

“Brian Yorkey’s and Tom Kitt’s provocative 2010 Pulitzer Prize-winning musical [dares] to challenge people’s long-held beliefs about a subject that’s still discussed in hushed tones.”
–Philadelphia Weekly   [Read More]

“Haunting, heartbreaking, and utterly humane, it is not to be missed.”
–Edge Philadelphia   [Read More]

“Jorge Cousineau's striking video projections, full of clinical parallel lines that seem to trap Diana one moment and offer her an endless vista in the next, clarify and strengthen the story without distracting from it. It's a great example of what Nolen's excellent production of this stirring musical does best.”
–Talkin’ Broadway   [Read More]

“In the Arden production we are blessed by a combination of a powerful story told in a compelling way, a strong production, and...one of the most impressive musical ensembles I’ve seen on a local stage in a very long time. The result is an evening of theater...that I can almost guarantee you’ll be glad you saw and won’t easily forget.”
–Chesnut Hill Local   [Read More]

“Under Terrence J. Nolen’s sensitive direction, the excellent cast takes the audience on an emotional rollercoaster.”
–Stage Magazine   [Read More]

“I’ve admired Next to Normal since its Broadway bow in 2009, but I never loved it until I saw it this week at the Arden.”
–Broad Street Review

“The most intimate glimpse into a character’s psyche that I’ve experienced in theater.”
–Culturemob   [Read More]

“Terrence J. Nolen’s sleek, minimalist production gets Normal exactly right, with video projections (by Jorge Cousineau) that are astonishingly apt and interesting.”
–City Paper


In the News–

Rep Radio’s podcast goes backstage with actors Michael Doherty and Rachel Camp   [Listen]

Musical tackles bipolar disorder and its effect on families
–WHYY   [Read More]

Main Line actress stars in Arden’s ‘Next to Normal’
–Main Line Ticket   [Read More]




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Next to Normal
Estimated Run Time
2 hr, 30 min;
15 min intermission

12/13 Subscriptions BUY
5 shows: $140-$200
3 shows: $84-$135

Single Tickets BUY
$36-$48 - adults
$15 - teens

Groups of 15+ BUY
$15-$35


Cast
James Barry (Dan)
Rachel Camp (Natalie)
Michael Doherty (Henry)
Kristine Fraelich (Diana)
Robert Hager (Gabe)
Brian Hissong (Dr. Madden/Dr. Fine)

Scenic and Video Designer
JORGE COUSINEAU
Costume Designer
ALISON ROBERTS
Lighting Designer
THOM WEAVER
Sound Designer
DANIEL PERELSTEIN
Music Director
ERIC EBBENGA
Choreographer
NIKI COUSINEAU
Stage Manager
ALEC E. FERRELL




Mainstage Season Sponsors:

Jefferson University Hospitals

Main Line Health


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