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The First National Tour of If/Then, playing May 25-29 at the Durham Performing Arts Center, stars (from center) Tamyra Gray, Jackie Burns (white dress), and Matthew Hydzik, plus Anthony Rapp (far right) and English Bernhardt (fourth from right) (photo by Joan Marcus)

On May 24-29 at DPAC, Raleigh’s English Bernhardt Will Join Two Veterans of If/Then on Broadway

Raleigh’s own English Bernhardt will join Jackie Burns and Anthony Rapp, two original Broadway cast members of If/Then, on May 24-29 at the Durham Performing Arts Center, as part of DPAC‘s SunTrust Broadway Series. Burns, who was a standby for 2014 Tony Award® nominee Idina Menzel — who won the 2004 Tony for Best Actress… Read More ›

"Next to Normal" stars Lauren Kennedy (left) and English Bernhardt (photo by Curtis Brown Photography)

In “Next to Normal” at NCT, Lauren Kennedy Plays a Mother Struggling with Bipolar Disorder

The North Carolina Theatre will present Next to Normal, a 2010 Pulitzer Prize-winning musical with a 2009 Tony Award ®-winning score by Tom Kitt and Brian Yorkey, on in May 1-3 and 5-10 in A.J. Fletcher Opera Theater in Raleigh, NC. NCT’s latest gala revival of a recent Broadway musical will star Lauren Kennedy as… Read More ›

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.