Oct 13-15, 19-21, 2017
THEATRE AT SOUTHAMPTON PRESBYTERIAN / DIRECTED BY STEPHEN PEIRICK / MUSIC BY TOM KITT / book and lyrics by brian yorkey.
Next to Normal explores how one suburban household copes with crisis and mental illness. Winner of three 2009 Tony Awards, including Best Musical Score and the 2010 Pulitzer Prize, Next to Normal was also chosen as "one of the year's ten best shows" by critics around the country, including The Los Angeles Times, The Washington Post, Rolling Stone and The New York Times.
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. The mother has battled manic depression for 16 years. Next to Normal takes audiences into the minds and hearts of each character, presenting their family's story with love, sympathy and heart.
Diana / Stephanie Merritt
Dan / Jonathan Hey
Natalie / Leah Loren Koclanes
Gabe / Gabriel Beckerle
Henry / Evan Fornachon
Dr. Madden/Dr. Fine / Phil Leveling
Director Stephen Peirick / Assistant Director Dani Mann / Music Director Nate Jackson / Lighting Design Stephen Peirick & Pat Klick / Set & Costume Design Stephen Peirick / Sound Engineer Karen Fulks
2017 ARTS FOR LIFE BEST PERFORMANCE AWARDS
Best Small Ensemble Musical
Featured Actor in a Musical — Gabriel Beckerle
Featured Actress in a Musical — Leah Loren Koclanes
Supporting Actor in a Musical — Phil Leveling
Music Direction — Nate Jackson
Lead Actor in a Musical — Jon Hey
Supporting Actor in a Musical — Evan Fornachon
Director — Stephen Peirick
Lighting Design of a Musical — Stephen Peirick & Pat Klick