Next to Normal
Presented by Slow Burn Theatre Company at Aventura Art and Cultural Center
November 7 - November 10, 2013
Slow Burn Theatre Company
The City of Aventura proudly presents Slow Burn Theatre Company's production of the Tony® and Pulitzer-Prize winning rock musical NEXT TO NORMAL, with book and lyrics by Brian Yorkey and music by Tom Kitt. NEXT TO NORMAL explores how one suburban household copes with crisis and mental illness. It tells the story of a mother who struggles with bipolar disorder and the effect that her illness has on her family. This contemporary musical is an emotional powerhouse that shows how far two parents will go to keep themselves sane and their family's world intact.
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 just the eighth musical in history to receive the honor.