Next to Normal

December 5 – 21, 2019

Music by

Tom Kitt

Book and Lyrics by

Brian Yorkey

Director

Lisa Scheps & Brian Cheslik

Musical Director

Adam Roberts & Dr Ellie Jarret Shattles

Choreographer

Kelsey Oliver

Synopsis

Next To Normal  explores how one suburban household copes with crisis and mental illness.

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 bipolar disorder 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.

Deaf Austin Theatre has teamed up with Ground Floor Theatre for this production of Tom Kitt & Brian Yorkey’s Pulitzer prize winning show and will be fully deaf inclusive. Each character will be played by 2 cast members – one deaf, one hearing.

Cast

Diana……………………….Megg Rose

                                      Kerry McGinnis

Gabe………………………..Riley Wesson

Dan………………………….Jim Lindsay

                                      Seth Washington

Natalie…………………….Sandra Mae Frank*

                                      Maryanna Tollemache

Henry……………………….Daniel Ponce

                                      Tarique Sylvester

Dr Madden………………Kirk Kelso

                                     JoAnn Benfield

*Member of Actor’s Equity

Scenic Design

Zac Crofford

Costume & Prop Design

Patti Neff-Tiven

Lighting Design

Amber Whatley

Sound Design

Jeff Miller

Graphic Design

Drew Riley

ASL Interpreter Coordinator

Sharon Ploeger

Production Stage Manager

Kelsey Moringy

Performances will be at Ground Floor Theatre, 979 Springdale Rd; Suite 122, Austin, TX  78702

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