The Front Row

“Next to Normal”

Lead players from the cast, assistant director Mitchell Greco and musical director Steven Jones treat us to songs from and conversation about Stages Repertory Theatre’s regional-premiere production of the Pulitzer Prize-winning musical Next to Normal.  The show’s powerful story looks at the struggles experienced by a contemporary American family whose Mother is afflicted with mental illness in the form of Bipolar Disorder and hallucinations.

Happy McPartlin (Diana), Brad Goertz (Dan), Tyler Berry Lewis (Gabe), Mark Ivy (Henry) assistant director Mitchell Greco, musical director Steven Jones (piano); and band members Nicholas Baker (violin), Jose Rocha (cello), and Curry Duffey (bass), perform and talk with Bob Stevenson.