DoMaur Productions - Next to Normal

Friday, 23 November 2018 to Saturday, 1 December 2018


Directed by Damien Harvey and Alec Rawlings, Next to Normal is a 2008 American rock musical with book and lyrics by Brian Yorkey and music by Tom Kitt.

The story centers around a mother (Dianne) who struggles with worsening bipolar disorder and the effects that her illness and its management have had on her family. The musical also addresses the issues of grief, suicide, drug abuse, ethics in modern psychiatry and the underbelly of suburban life.

The musical opened on Broadway in April 2009. It was nominated for eleven 2009 Tony Awards and won three: Best Original Score, Best Orchestration and Best Performance by a Leading Actress in a Musical for Alice Ripley. It also won the 2010 Pulitzer Prize for Drama, becoming the eighth musical in history to receive the honor. In awarding the prize to Kitt and Yorkey, the Pulitzer Board called the show "a powerful rock musical that grapples with mental illness in a suburban family and expands the scope of subject matter for musicals."

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 opens 23rd November 2018 at the Burnie Uniting Church Hall (DoMaur Theatre) for 6 performances 24th, 25th (Matinee 3:00pm) 29th, 30th 1st December 7:30pm.

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Event Details

  • WhereBurnie Arts & Function Centre - Burnie United Church Hall
  • When 23 November  - 1 December 
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