Next to Normal

Feb. 2-4 & 9-11, 2024

Book & Lyrics by Brian Yorkey 
Music by Tom Kitt 
Directed by Chuck Leonard

Next to Normal, with book and lyrics by Brian Yorkey and music by Tom Kitt, explores how one suburban household copes with crisis and mental illness. Winner of three 2009 Tony Awards, including Best Musical Score and the 2010 Pulitzer Prize, Next to Normal was also chosen as "one of the year's ten best shows" by critics around the country, including The Los Angeles Times, The Washington Post, Rolling Stone and The New York Times.

Dad's an architect; Mom rushes to pack lunches and pour cereal; their daughter and son are bright, wise-cracking teens, appearing to be a typical American family. And yet their lives are anything but normal because the mother has been battling bipolar disorder for 16 years. Next to Normal takes audiences into the minds and hearts of each character, presenting their family's story with love, sympathy and heart.

This deeply moving piece of theatre provides a wonderful opportunity for performers to explore dramatic material and showcase vocal talents with an energetic pop/rock score. Next to Normal is an emotional powerhouse that addresses such issues as grieving a loss, ethics in modern psychiatry, and suburban life and is ideal for community theatres, as well as colleges and regional theatre companies.

.Showtimes: Friday and Saturday - 7:30pm; Sunday - 2:00pm

Reserved Seating
Single Tickets on Sale Dec. 1
or by phone: 785-537-4420

Ticket Pricing

Military Student / Child
All Seating $22 $17 $13

2023-2024 Season Sponsor:

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Next to Normal 1

November 26 & 27, 7-9 PM
Manhattan Arts Center, 1520 Poyntz Ave.

NEXT TO NORMAL is presented through special arrangement with Music Theatre International (MTI). 
All authorized performance materials are also supplied by MTI.

Any video and/or audio recording of this production is strictly prohibited.