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Next to Normal is Next to Perfection

by Yogi

I first saw Next to Normal with the original cast members in New York in 2009. It is a musical about a nuclear family with a bipolar mom dealing with her efforts to keep her family together while going through the treatments. Not your typical musical material, right? The New York Times called it “a brave, breathtaking musical… It is much more than a feel-good musical; it is a feel-everything musical.” The musical won 3 Tony Awards in 2009, Best Actress (Alice Ripley), Best Original Score (over Elton John’s Billy Elliot!), and Best Orchestration. Continue reading