Book and lyrics by Brian Yorkey
Music by Tom Kitt
Directed by Alan Paul
Choreographed by Eamon Foley

January 24 – March 3, 2024
 
Diana Goodman is a suburban mom struggling with bipolar disorder. Her daughter, Natalie, is a stressed-out overachiever about to snap. And Dan, her exhausted architect husband, is determined to keep everything “normal.” As Diana’s symptoms worsen, and effective treatment remains elusive, the Goodmans must finally connect and learn how to see each other for who they truly are. This Tony Award- and Pulitzer Prize-winning "feel-everything" (The New York Times) musical is a cathartic and empathetic masterpiece of modern musical theatre with soaring rock music and unforgettable characters. 

Co-produced with Barrington Stage Company

Content Advisory: Please note that Next to Normal includes depictions of various mental health conditions and disorders including bipolar disorder, anxiety, and grief. The production also includes depictions and discussion of drug use, self-harm, death, and medical trauma. If you would like more detailed information, or have any additional questions, please contact the box office at: boxoffice@roundhousetheatre.org

"Mesmerizing...a sterling showcase for D.C.-area talent"
-The Washington Post
"An impeccable six-person cast"
-The Washington Post
"Dazzling...rock opera at its finest"
-DC Theater Arts
"Director Alan Paul shows a deep understanding of the nuances of the Pulitzer Prize-winning musical"
-Talkin' Broadway
"Immersive and searing"
-Broadway World
"Resonant and relevant"
-Maryland Theatre Guide
"NEXT TO NORMAL pierces the heart, provokes vital conversation, and brings powerhouse performance and music to our ears."
-Metro Weekly

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<p style="margin-bottom: 0in; line-height: normal;" class="MsoNormal">The cast of <em>Next to Normal</em>. Photo by Margot Schulman Photography.</p>

The cast of Next to Normal. Photo by Margot Schulman Photography.

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<p>Sophia Early (Natalie) and Ben Clark (Henry) in <em>Next to Normal</em>. Photo by Margot Schulman Photography.</p>

Sophia Early (Natalie) and Ben Clark (Henry) in Next to Normal. Photo by Margot Schulman Photography.

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<p>Tracy Lynn Olivera (Diana) and Calvin McCullough (Doctor Madden) in <em>Next to Normal. </em>Photo by Margot Schulman Photography.<span style="font-size: 11.0pt; line-height: 107%; font-family: 'Calibri',sans-serif; mso-ascii-theme-font: minor-latin; mso-fareast-font-family: Calibri; mso-fareast-theme-font: minor-latin; mso-hansi-theme-font: minor-latin; mso-bidi-font-family: 'Times New Roman'; mso-bidi-theme-font: minor-bidi; mso-ansi-language: EN-US; mso-fareast-language: EN-US; mso-bidi-language: AR-SA;"></span></p>

Tracy Lynn Olivera (Diana) and Calvin McCullough (Doctor Madden) in Next to Normal. Photo by Margot Schulman Photography.

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<p>The cast of <em>Next to Normal. </em>Photo by Margot Schulman Photography.</p>

The cast of Next to Normal. Photo by Margot Schulman Photography.

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<p>Lucas Hinds Babcock (Gabe) and Tracy Lynn Olivera (Diana) in <em>Next to Normal. </em>Photo by Margot Schulman Photography.<span style="font-size: 11.0pt; line-height: 107%; font-family: 'Calibri',sans-serif; mso-ascii-theme-font: minor-latin; mso-fareast-font-family: Calibri; mso-fareast-theme-font: minor-latin; mso-hansi-theme-font: minor-latin; mso-bidi-font-family: 'Times New Roman'; mso-bidi-theme-font: minor-bidi; mso-ansi-language: EN-US; mso-fareast-language: EN-US; mso-bidi-language: AR-SA;"></span></p>

Lucas Hinds Babcock (Gabe) and Tracy Lynn Olivera (Diana) in Next to Normal. Photo by Margot Schulman Photography.

Production Photos
<p>Lucas Hinds Babcock (Gabe) and Tracy Lynn Olivera (Diana) in <em>Next to Normal. </em>Photo by Margot Schulman Photography.</p>

Lucas Hinds Babcock (Gabe) and Tracy Lynn Olivera (Diana) in Next to Normal. Photo by Margot Schulman Photography.

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<p>Kevin S. McAllister (Dan), Sophia Early (Natalie), and Tracy Lynn Olivera (Diana) in <em>Next to Normal. </em>Photo by Margot Schulman Photography.</p>

Kevin S. McAllister (Dan), Sophia Early (Natalie), and Tracy Lynn Olivera (Diana) in Next to Normal. Photo by Margot Schulman Photography.

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<p>Tracy Lynn Olivera (Diana) in <em>Next to Normal.</em> Photo by Margot Schulman Photography.</p>

Tracy Lynn Olivera (Diana) in Next to Normal. Photo by Margot Schulman Photography.

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<p>Tracy Lynn Olivera (Diana) and Sophia Early (Natalie) in <em>Next to Normal</em>. Photo by Margot Schulman Photography. </p>

Tracy Lynn Olivera (Diana) and Sophia Early (Natalie) in Next to Normal. Photo by Margot Schulman Photography. 

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<p>Ben Clark (Henry) and Sophia Early (Natalie) in <em>Next to Normal. </em>Photo by Margot Schulman Photography.</p>

Ben Clark (Henry) and Sophia Early (Natalie) in Next to Normal. Photo by Margot Schulman Photography.