Tony and Pulitzer Prize-winning musical, next to normal, explores how one suburban family copes with crisis and mental illness. This contemporary rock musical is an emotional roller coaster of a show, taking the audience from the brightest hope to the deepest despair, and then back again. With provocative lyrics and a thrilling score, next to normal is, "a brave, breathtaking musical. It is something much more than a feel-good musical: it is a feel-everything musical." (New York Times).
Director: Deena Conley, Chair and Associate Professor of Theatre Arts at Drake University
Music Director: Ann Cravero, Associate Professor of Music