Next To Normal

Director

Stages Repertory Theatre, Houston

  • Book and Lyrics by Brian Yorkey
  • Music by Tom Kit
Next to Normal is making a powerhouse Houston premiere at Stages.
...intimate in scale but gigantic in emotional clout - the company's best all-round effort in two seasons.
Melissa Rain Anderson has directed with skill and subtlety, giving the action a sense of naturalness and spontaneity.
... journey with Diana and her family through some dark places to reach the eventual light, you'll find the show's emotional payoff is enormous.

Everett Evans
Houston Chronicle

The brilliant director and choreographer Melissa Rain Anderson, and the design teams of Stages, have created a kaleidoscope of a set, subject to seamless changes, with characters entering and exiting from all directions, often hurtling in from aisles on wheeled chairs.
Brilliant direction, a galloping pace, and powerful acting make an award-winning musical thoroughly enjoyable while being deeply moving, in a triumphant production not to be missed.

Jim J Tomaney
Houston Press

  • Scenic Design by Ryan McGettigan
  • Costume Design by Margaret Crowley
  • Lighting Design by Kirk Markley
  • Photos by Bruce Bennett

Cast: Happy McPartlin, Tyler Berry Lewis, Rebekah Stevens, Brad Goertz, Kregg Dailey, Mark Ivy