Next to Normal: Musical Info & Synopsis


Parental Warning: Adult Themes/Content

Next to Normal revolves around a suburban family dealing with the effects of crisis and mental illness. The story follows Diana, a mother struggling with bipolar disorder, and her family as they navigate the challenges and impact of her condition, as well as the loss of her son. The musical explores themes of love, loss, identity, and the pursuit of normalcy in the midst of these struggles.

Creative Team

Music: Tom Kitt

Lyrics/Book: Brian Yorkey

Musical Information

Musical Type: Contemporary (2008)

Cast Size: 6

Genre: Drama

Setting: 2000s / USA


Audition Songs: Theatre Trip

Licensing: Music Theatre International➝

Sheet Music: Amazon➝

Cast Albums

Original Broadway Cast (2009)➝


2000s, Family, Pop/Rock, Popular, Small Cast, Sung-Through

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