PHOTO CALL: Juliet Lambert Pratt and Will Erat Star in Connecticut Next to Normal
By Krissie Fullerton
24 Oct 2012
The Music Theatre of Connecticut MainStage's production of the Pulitzer Prize-winning musical Next to Normal, which opens the MTC MainStage 2012-13 season, stars Juliet Lambert Pratt and Will Erat. The piece will run through Nov. 4 at MTC Studio Theatre in Westport, CT having begun performances Oct. 19.
The cast is led by Juliet Lambert Pratt as Diana, Will Erat as Dan, Elissa DeMaria as Natalie, Tommy Foster as Dr. Madden/Dr. Fine, Logan Hart as Gabe and Jacob Heimer as Henry. Kevin Connors directs.
With book and lyrics by Brian Yorkey and music by Tom Kitt, Next to Normal, according to press notes, "explores how one suburban household copes with crisis and mental illness. This contemporary musical is an emotional powerhouse that addresses such issues as grieving a loss, ethics in modern psychiatry, and suburban life. With provocative lyrics and a thrilling score, this musical shows how far two parents will go to keep themselves sane and their family's world intact."