June 1–July 2, 2023
Book and Lyrics by Brian Yorkey
Music by Tom Kitt
Directed by Christie Vela
Music Directed by Vonda K. Bowling
Next to Normal will conclude Theatre Three’s 60th Anniversary Season – starting previews June 1, opening June 5 and closing July 2. Directed by Christie Vela with music direction by Vonda K. Bowling, Next to Normal explores a family’s raw and emotional journey with a mother struggling with chronic bipolar disorder as they navigate a world of therapists and medication. With a book and lyrics by Brian Yorkey and music by Tom Kitt, this Tony Award and Pulitzer Prize winning musical explores life with mental illness and grief: how it affects us, our relationships and our ability to love.
"The whole theatre was buzzing, it was PACKED, and the show was perfection! Theatre felt like a real, living, breathing thing again! Thank you for this amazing theatrical experience."
"I literally cried 4 different versions of emotions the entire time. It was so moving and raw. It brought up subject matter every person in the room could relate to. HIGHLY recommend!!"
"Get tickets to this NOW. LIKE RIGHT NOW! Because you’re going to want to see it more than once."
"My jaw is still agape and my eyes still leaking from the brilliance of my friends... Kudos to the Next to Normal company and production team at Theatre Three."