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Music by Tom Kitt
Book and Lyrics by Brian Yorkey

August 16, 17, 22, 23, and 24 at 7:30pm

August 18 at 2:00pm

Play Circle Theatre, Memorial Union

Directed by Kevin James Sievert

Music Direction by Zach Busch

Tickets available in early July

MTM is proud to celebrate our eighteenth year and nineteenth season with the Pulitzer Prize and Tony-winning Next to Normal. Next to Normal tells the story of Diana Goodman, a housewife who suffers a devastating loss - her son - and copes in an unhealthy way. Standing by her side is her husband Dan, who does not understand her mental illness struggles but remains loyal. Their daughter, Natalie, is on the verge of a new romance but wants desperately to stop feeling like a shadow in her own home. Full of complex characters and heart-wrenching material, Next to Normal mines the depths of mental illness and grief with complexity, wit, and even humor. The rock and pop score shines as the characters navigate life, love, and what it truly means to be a family.

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This project is supported by Dane County Arts with additional funds from the Endres Mfg. Company Foundation; The Evjue Foundation, Inc., charitable arm of The Capital Times; the W. Jerome Frautschi Foundation; and the Pleasant T. Rowland Foundation, the Wisconsin Arts Board with additional funds from the State of Wisconsin and the National Endowment for the Arts.

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