Triangle Arts and Entertainment – News and Reviews Theatre Dance Music Arts

Tag: next to normal

The Deep Dish Theater Company cast for "Next To Normal" includes (from left) Lisa Jolley, John Allore, Wesley Miller, and Abigail Coryell, plus Jeffrey Vizcaino (not pictured) (photo by Jonathan Young)

Lisa Jolley Stars as a Troubled Wife and Mother in “Next to Normal” at Deep Dish Theater Company

Critically acclaimed comedienne Lisa Jolley demonstrates an equally fine flair for drama as she sinks her teeth into the juicy role of Diana, a deep troubled wife and mother well acquainted with grief whose sorrows have unhinged her. Alarmed by her personality changes and hallucinations, Diana’s well-meaning husband, Dan (passionately portrayed by John Allore), sends her to a pair of psychiatrists, Dr. Fine and Dr. Madden (each given a distinct disagreeable personality by Mark Ridenour), who try to suppress her symptoms of mental illness and banish her hallucinationss with stronger and stronger medications and, later, with shock treatments that make her more pliable, but at what price?

The Goodman family -- Aaron Miller as Gabe, Ken Griggs as Dan, Jessika Brust as Diana, and Kelsey Walston as Natalie -- in TIP's production of "Next to Normal" (photo by Curtis Brown Photography)

TIP’s Triangle Premiere of “Next to Normal” Is Far from Perfect Due to Serious Sound Issues

Theatre in the Park’s production of Next to Normal has a lot of promise. It bursts immediately to life with a fabulous musical number, showing what looks like a typical family going about its daily life. The audience will soon see, however, that the family is far from normal. The mother, Diana, powerfully portrayed by… Read More ›

Theatre in the Park will present "Next to Normal," with music and lyrics by Tom Kitt and a book by Brian Yorkey, on Sept. 7-9, 13-16, and 21-23 in the Ira David Wood III Pullen Park Theatre in west Raleigh, NC.

TIP Presents the 2009 Tony Award®- and 2010 Pulitzer Prize-Winning Musical “Next to Normal”

Theatre in the Park will kick off its 2012-13 season on Sept. 7th with the Triangle premiere of the 2009 Tony Award®- and 2010 Pulitzer Prize for Drama-winning rock musical “Next to Normal” on Sept. 7-9, 13-16, and 21-23 in the Ira David Wood III Pullen Park Theatre in west Raleigh, NC. This community-theater presentation will be directed by Cody Cunningham, with music direction by Nancy Whelan.

Next to Normal Theatre in the Park tickets

Theatre In The Park Announces 2012-2013 Season

Opening the season with a bang, in September, is the Tony and Pulitzer Prize winning musical Next to Normal. With a thrilling contemporary score by Tom Kitt and book and lyrics by Brian Yorkey, Next to Normal is an emotional powerhouse of a musical about a family trying to take care of themselves and each other.