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“NEXT TO NORMAL” HAS CRITICS TALKING: THE MUSICAL EVENT YOU WON’T WANT TO MISS
DC Theater Scene raves “Center Stage’s version, under the fevered direction of David Schweizer, affirms the manic magnificence of Kitt and Yorkey’s words and music in a visually stunning production.”
Broadway World says “Next to Normal at Center Stage is electrifying… I’m going to return and see it again!” and DC Metro Theater Arts calls it “Groundbreaking, darkly funny… the cast brings remarkable clarity to the complex, multilayered characters.”
Life behind the white picket fence is far from simple for the Goodman family. Compared with her perfect brother, daughter Natalie is facing growing pains; her father Dan has grown tired and distant; and at the center of it all, wife and mother Diana, armed with a regimen of prescription pills, is fighting an uphill battle with grief. But as painful memories begin to take their toll on Diana’s condition, decisions are made that will push their familial bonds to the breaking point. Set to a rock score both thrilling and poignant, with a powerhouse female lead at its core, Next to Normal is the must-see musical of the year that will leave you breathless.