The Misfit Players and Gaslight Theatre Company will co-produce the Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award Winning musical Next to NormalJuly 26-28 and August 2-4.
Next to Normal tells the story of Diana Goodman, a mother who struggles with several worsening psychological diagnoses and the effects that managing her illness has on her family. Still considered by many to be socially taboo, the show boldly explores depression, suicide, and grief as well as drug abuse and the shortcomings of suburban life. After its 2008 premiere on Broadway, Next to Normal was nominated for 11 Tony Awards of which it won the prize for Best Original Score, Best Orchestration, and Best Performance by a Leading Actress. In 2010, it became the eight musical in history to be awarded the Pulitzer Prize for Drama.
Gaslight is proud to be partnering with the Misfit Players -- founded by Heidi Germaine Schnappauf -- to address these important and ever-relevant topics through a masterfully-crafted show that serves as an important piece in the fight to destroy the stigma surrounding mental health issues. WHEN July 26, July 27, August 1, August 2 at 8PM July 28 and August 3 at 2PM WHERE George P. Maffei II Theatre at King’s College 133 North River Street, Wilkes-Barre TICKETS General Admission - $10 suggested donation Available at the door (cannot reserve or purchase in advance)
As a sign of support for mental health awareness, all proceeds made from this show will be donated to the Children’s Service Center. For more information about the CSC and The Robinson Counseling Center, their new adult outpatient clinic, please visit www.cscwv.org. We will also have informational materials from the National Suicide Helpline available at all shows. Let's all work together to break the stigmas and improve our communities and the way we approach mental health awareness.
Please use discretion when attending, as some of the language and situations in this musical may be considered inappropriate for younger audiences, and some subject matter may trigger strong emotional responses.
CAST Diana Goodman - Alice Y. Lyons Dan Goodman - Dane Bower Natalie Goodman - Ericka Law Gabe Goodman - Ben Steltz Dr. Fine/Dr. Madden - Christian Lynch Henry - Pat Festa
Directed by Heidi Germaine Schnappauf Musical Direction by Jennifer Hunter Book and Lyrics by Brian Yorkey Music by Tom Kitt Next to Normal is presented through special arrangement with Music Theater International (www.mtishows.com). Some subject matter may trigger strong emotional responses and not be suitable for younger audiences.