PHOTO CALL: Next to Normal, With Stacia Fernandez and Leo Daignault, at Florida Studio Theatre

News   PHOTO CALL: Next to Normal, With Stacia Fernandez and Leo Daignault, at Florida Studio Theatre
 
Stacia Fernandez of Broadway's Mamma Mia! is currently tackling the role of Diana Goodman, a wife and mother struggling with bipolar disorder, in the Florida Studio Theatre's production of the Pulitzer Prize-winning musical Next to Normal.

Fernandez, whose Broadway resume also boasts The Drowsy Chaperone, Swing!, Tom Sawyer, The Scarlet Pimpernel and Beauty and the Beast, is featured in a cast that includes Mike Backes as Gabe, Leo Daignault as Dan, Ashley Picciallo as Natalie, James LaRosa as Henry and Scott Guthrie as Dr. Madden/Dr. Fine. Richard Hopkins directs.

Here is a first look at the production:

The Pulitzer Prize-winning Next to Normal features music by Tom Kitt and book and lyrics by Brian Yorkey.

Next to Normal arrived on Broadway March 27, 2009, and officially opened April 15, 2009, at the Booth Theatre following an Off-Broadway run at Second Stage and a regional engagement at the Arena Stage in Washington, D.C. It ended its Broadway run Jan. 16, 2011. 

The Broadway production earned Tony Awards for Best Score (Kitt/Yorkey), Best Orchestrations (Kitt/Michael Starobin), Best Actress (Alice Ripley) and received Tony nominations for Best Musical, Best Book of a Musical, Best Featured Actress (Jennifer Damiano), Best Actor (J. Robert Spencer), Best Direction (Michael Greif), Best Scenic Design, Best Lighting Design and Best Sound Design.

For more information about the Florida Studio Theatre's production of Next to Normal, click here.

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