Next to Normal: Musical Info & Synopsis


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.

Musical Information

Parental Warning: Adult Themes/Content

Musical Type: Contemporary (2008)

Cast Size: 6

Genre: Drama

Setting: Present / USA

Creative Team

Music: Tom Kitt

Lyrics/Book: Brian Yorkey

Cast Albums

Original Broadway Cast (2009)➝


Audition Songs: Theatre Trip

Licensing: Music Theatre International➝

Sheet Music: Amazon➝


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

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