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PULITZER PRIZE WINNING MUSICAL DRAMA OPENS AT JAVEENBAH THEATRE September 16th, 2022


Rowena Orcullo Ryan (Diana Goodman) & Mitch Walsh (Dr. Madden)


NEXT TO NORMAL opens at Javenbah Theatre, Nerang on September 16th, 2022. This prize winning American rock musical with book and lyrics by Brian Yorkey and music by Tom Kitt centres on a mother who struggles with worsening depression and the effects that managing her illness has on her family. Javeenbah Theatre is well known for producing knife cutting dramas and the family here are just part of the normal suburban cycle of life but they are anything but normal.

The diverse and talented cast (above) Rowena Orcullo Ryan (Diana Goodman), Lee Stoker (Dan Goodman), Yasmin Fitzgerald (Natalie Goodman), Peter Santos (Henry), Hunter Wall (Gabe Goodman) and Mitch Walsh (Dr Madden) are directed by the talented young Director Nathan French who has a wealth of theatrical experience and was winner of a GCTAI Outstanding Youth Award in 2021.

Yasmin Fitzgerald (Natalie Goodman) & Rowena Orcullo Ryan (Diana Goodman)


Peter Santos (Henry) & Yasmin Fitzgerald (Natalie Goodman)

Winner of Best Original Score 2008 and Best Orchestrations 2009 and the 2010 Pulitzer Prize for Drama NEXT TO NORMAL is beautifull, thought provoking and engaging. It is a mature work and strong language is used.

Rowena Orcullo Ryan (Diana Goodman) & Hunter Wall (Gabe Goodman)


JAVEENBAH THEATRE

September 16 - October 1

Sep: Fri 16th, Sat 17th, Sun 18th, Fri 23rd, Sat 24th, Sun 25th, Thur 29th, Fri 30th Oct: Sat 1st

Thursday, Friday and Saturday shows start at 7.30pm, Sunday Shows start at 2pm

NEXT TO NORMAL

Book and Lyrics by Brian Yorkey

Music by Tom Kitt

Licensed exclusively by Music Theatre International (Australasia)

All performance materials supplied by Hal Leonard Australia

Directed by Nathan French, MD by Taylor Holmes.

SYNOPSIS: 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.

VENUE: Javeenbah Theatre Company

Cnr Stevens & Ferry Street, Nerang

PH: 0417 004 466

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