NEXT TO NORMAL
Dare to Defy Productions
Schuster Performing Arts Center [Dayton]
Come see what all the excitement is about! Next to Normal, written by Tom Kitt and Brian Yorkey, is the final production in our inaugural Dare 2 Inspire: Theatre for Young Artists season! This particular show is cast entirely with students between the ages of 18-20, and they (and we) are excited to share with you what they’ve been doing all summer!
This Pulitzer-Prize winning rock musical, explores how one suburban household copes with crisis and mental illness. It tells the story of a mother, Diane Goodman, who struggles with bipolar disorder and the effect that her illness has on her family. This contemporary musical is an emotional powerhouse that addresses such issues as grieving a loss, ethics in modern psychiatry, and suburban life. With provocative lyrics and a thrilling score, this musical shows how far two parents will go to keep themselves sane and their family’s world intact.
- Fri-Sat, Aug. 3-4 at 8pm
- Sun, Aug. 5 at 2pm