Next to Normal to Play La Mirada Theatre; Casting Announced
03 May 2013
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 lamiradatheatre.com.
Holed up in a seedy motel on the edge of the Mojave Desert, two former lovers unpack the deep secrets and dark desires of their tangled relationship, passionately tearing each other apart. Led by director Daniel Aukin (Back Back Back at MTC, 4,000 Miles), Tony winner Nina Arianda (Venus in Fur at MTC, Born Yesterday) and Sam Rockwell (A Behanding in Spokane, The Way Way Back) bring an explosive intensity to Sam Shepard’s (Buried Child, True West) landmark myth of the new Wild West.