Winner of the Pulitzer-Prize for Drama, this groundbreaking musical follows the Goodmans, a seemingly typical American family whose lives are anything but normal. The contemporary and electrifying musical shares the Goodman family’s intricate battle with mental health. Abundant with love, sympathy, and heart, Next To Normal takes the audience into the minds of each character, and reminds us that nobody’s family is normal.
Next To Normal features Amy Baldwin* (Diana), Chris Gleim* (Dan), Mikayla Cohen (Natalie), Jake Ellsworth (Gabe), Gianni Palmarini (Henry), and Briar Boggs (Dr. Madden/Dr. Fine). *Amy Baldwin & Chris Gleim appear courtesy of Actors’ Equity Association.
Next To Normal will be directed by Travis Kendrick, music directed by Seth Davis, production stage managed by Jessica Edwards*, assistant directed by Leonela Hernandez, technical direction by Karen Gierchek, scenic and prop design by Matt Shields, lighting design by Bill Webb, costume design by Jessica Gaffney, sound consultation by Ayme Gierchek, and sound design by Savannah Woodruff. *Jessica Edwards appears of Actors’ Equity Association .
Sponsors of the 2019 Waldron Fringe Series include Friends of the Fringe. Grantors include Blue Star Theatres, Center in the Square, City of Roanoke Arts Commission, City of Salem, National Endowments for the Arts, Theatre Communications Group and Virginia Commission for the Arts.
Next To Normal runs June 20 – 29 on the Waldron Stage. Tickets can be bought online at millmountain.org or at the box office: 540-342-5740.