“Next to Normal” by PAN Productions
"An unflinching look at a suburban family struggling with the effects of mental illness."
Next to Normal, with book and lyrics by Brian Yorkey and music by Tom Kitt, explores how one suburban household copes with crisis and mental illness. Winner of three 2009 Tony Awards, including Best Musical Score and the 2010 Pulitzer Prize, Next to Normal was also chosen as "one of the year's ten best shows" by critics around the country, including The Los Angeles Times, The Washington Post, Rolling Stone and The New York Times.
Dad's an architect; Mom rushes to pack lunches and pour cereal; their daughter and son are bright, wise-cracking teens, appearing to be a typical American family. And yet their lives are anything but normal because the mother has been battling manic depression for 16 years. Next to Normal takes audiences into the minds and hearts of each character, presenting their family's story with love, sympathy and heart.
This deeply moving piece of theatre showcase vocal talents with an energetic pop/rock score. Next to Normal is an emotional powerhouse that addresses such issues as grieving a loss, ethics in modern psychiatry, and suburban life.
Director: Nell Ng Music Director: Dennis Law Vocal Director: Songfan Seah Sound Designer: Terence Chong Set Designer: Melissa Teoh Lighting Designer: Ee Chee Wei Stylist: Kitti Soo Helton
Nikki Palikat as Diana Peter Ong as Dan Mae Elliessa as Natalie Joshua Gui as Henry Vale Wong as Doctor and introducting Christian Palencia as Gabe
Musicians: Wayne Tan, Oliver Chan, Jonathan Wong, Stephen-Johnson Tseu, Keng Xin Tian
SM Team: EmilyMSQ, Lim Jian Fu, Rudy Tan & Yap Kar Men.
Date: 12-21 July, 2019 Venue: DPAC
Boxoffice: www.dpac.com.my / 03-4065-0001/2
*Warning: Strong content & language. PG13*