Performances continue in Glencoe, Illinois, for the Writers Theatre production of Next to Normal, directed by Tony winner David Cromer. Tom Kitt and Brian Yorkey’s Tony and Pulitzer-winning musical opened May 15 and will continue through June 16.
Next to Normal sheds light on mental illness in contemporary America as a family struggles to hold its center. The cast of the Cromer-helmed production is made up of Keely Vasquez (Diana), David Schlumpf (Dan), Kyrie Courter (Natalie), Liam Oh (Gabe), Alex Levy (Henry), and Gabriel Ruiz (Dr. Madden/Dr. Fine).
Eamon Foley is the show's choreographer and Andra Velis Simon is the music director. Read reviews below.
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Next to Normal's creative team also includes Ellen Morris (assistant music director); Regina García (scenic designer); Rachel Anne Healy (costume designer); Keith Parham (lighting designer); Christopher M. Laporte (co-sound designer); Ray Nardelli (co-sound designer); Bobby Kennedy (dramaturg); Nick Moran (CFM contractor); Ethan Deppe (keyboard programmer); Harmony France (assistant director); Abigail Medrano (assistant stage manager); and Rebecca Pechter (production stage manager).
The show's understudies are Kieran McCabe, Evan Tyrone Martin, Ariana Burks, and Brianna Borger.