Nominated for eleven 2009 Tony Awards and winning three, "Next to Normal" has been called one of the best musicals of the 21st century and its soundtrack one of the best original soundtracks in a musical due to its graceful handling of its dark, complex subject matter and its moving and brutally honest exploration into pain.
"Next to Normal" tells the story of a mother, Diana Goodman (Sabrina Lynn Gore), who struggles with mental illness and the effect that her affliction has on her family. This contemporary rock 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 familys world intact.
"A brave, breathtaking musical. It is something much more than a feel-good musical: it is a feel-everything musical." -Ben Brantley, The New York Times
"Grade: A. Agonizingly beautiful." -Entertainment Weekly
"Rock is alive and rolling like thunder in 'Next to Normal.' The best musical of the season by a mile." -Rolling Stone
Produced by Infinite Abyss Productions & Measure for Measure Theatre
May 10th - June 3rd Thursdays, Fridays & Saturdays @ 8 PM Sundays @ 2 PM
The Abyss Theatre (View)
2304 N. Dixie Highway
Wilton Manors, FL 33305