Warning: This musical contains strong language and adult situations - for mature audiences only


by Tom Kitt & Broan Yorkey
Directed by Philip Lee Clark
Musical Directed by Cathy Manley

 

June 11 - 13, 2015 - Thurs - Sat 7:00pm

 

Next to Normal is best described as a “feel everything” rock musical. Playwright and lyricist Brian Yorkey employs humor through funny lines and situations to balance and lighten the play’s serious and painful situations of human life. The musical connects to the audience’s emotions in ways that simple spoken words cannot. Bringing these masters together birthed this extraordinary, award winning masterpiece. Its story concerns a mother who struggles with worsening bipolar disorder and the effect that her illness has on her family. The musical also addresses such issues as grieving a loss, suicide, drug abuse, ethics in modern psychiatry, and love -- both old and new.

 

Next to Normal was nominated for 11 Tony Awards when it opened and was awarded 3 Tony Awards for Best Original Score, Best Orchestration, and Best Performance by a Leading Actress in a Musical. In addition, it also won the 2010 Pulitzer Prize for Drama, becoming just the eighth musical in history to do so. Beyond the Page Theatre Company is partnering with West Potomac’s student services to provide an information fair on all the illnesses dealt with in Next to Normal to further teen’s educational experience.

 

Warning: This musical contains strong language and adult situations - for mature audiences only

 

Performances are Thursday, June 11th - Saturday, June 13th at 7:00pm in West Potomac High School’s Kogelman Theatre at 6500 Quander Rd., Alexandria, VA 22307

Tickets for Next to Normal are $12 for general admission and there are a limited number of Prime Seats available. Tickets and additional information are available online at westpotomactheatre.org

Beyond the Page Theatre Company is very excited to be able to produce Next to Normal with an all-star production team made up of alumni and current students.

 

Cast

 

Diana.......................................Katie Carbone (WPHS class of 2013)

Gabe..........................................David Jarzen (WPHS class of 2016)

Dan.............................................Ben Roberts (WPHS class of 2014)

Natalie..........................................Nikki Amico (WPHS class of 2015)

Henry.............................Noah Mutterperl (Hayfield SS class of 2016)

Doctor Madden.............................Peter Serle (WPHS class of 2014)

 

Production Team

 

Philip Lee Clark, Director

Madeline Marshall (WPHS class of 2013), Assistant Director

Cathy Manley, Music Director

Emma Norville (WPHS class of 2015), Technical Director/Dramaturgy

Sam Poole (WPHS class of 2015), Stage Manager

Ethan Lyon (WPHS class of 2015), Stage Manager

Emily Lyon (WPHS class of 2018), Stage Manager

Jon Poole (WPHS class of 2012), Set Designer

Mark Poole (WPHS class of 2012), Lighting Designer

Hannah Lau (WPHS class of 2015), Assistant Lighting Designer

Becky Lehner (WPHS class of 2015), Costume Design

Props Design (WPHS class of 2017), Helen Kitrosser

Gracie Denton (WPHS class of 2016), Sound Design

 

 

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