Next to Normal to Play La Mirada Theatre; Casting Announced

La Mirada Theatre for the Performing Arts will present Next to Normal — in its Southern California regional theatre premiere — beginning May 31.

Directed by Nick DeGruccio, the cast of Next to Normal includes Bets Malone as Diana, Robert Townsend as Dan, Tessa Grady as Natalie, Alex Mendoza as Henry, Keith Bearden as Dr. Madden and Eddie Egan as Gabe.

The Tony Award and Pulitzer-Prize winning musical by Tom Kitt and Brian Yorkey is described in press notes as "an emotional powerhouse of a musical about a family trying to take care of themselves and each other."

The production will feature scenic design by John Ezell, lighting design by Steven Young, sound design by Josh Bessom and costume design by Kish Finnegan. The props coordinator is Terry Hanrahan.

Tickets can be purchased by calling (562) 944-9801 or (714) 994-6310 or visiting