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Next to Normal

HELD OVER THRU JAN 20!
November 2 thru January 20
In the Keating Theatre

Overview
The 2010 Pulitzer Prize for Drama. Set to a compelling contemporary score, "Next to Normal" is an emotional powerhouse of a musical about a family trying to take care of themselves and each other. Nominated for 11 Tony Awards.

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Next to Normal is held over! It now runs through January 20, 2012.

Single tickets range from $32 - $40. Buy tickets now.

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Starring (in order of appearance)
Stacia Fernandez*....................................................................................Diana
Mike Backes*...........................................................................................Gabe
Leo Daignault*...........................................................................................Dan
Ashley Picciallo*....................................................................................Natalie
James LaRosa*.......................................................................................Henry
Scott Guthrie*....................................................................Dr. Madden/Dr. Fine

Directed by Richard Hopkins
Production Stage Manager - Kelli Karen*
Musical Director - Aimee Radics
Musical Staging - Stephen Hope
Scenic Coordinator - April Soroko
Costume Designer - Sara J. Hinkley
Lighting Designer - David M. Upton
Sound Designer - Eric Stahlhammer

The Band - Aimee Radics, Erik Sumner, Matthew R. Meckes, Ericka Brown, Aaron Nix and Amanda Nix

Click here to read their bios.
*Denote member of Actors' Equity


Read about Next to Normal's big Pulitzer Prize win for Drama in 2010.

Meet the Broadway creative team behind Next to Normal as they talk about the concept of the play, the music, and the themes.


Read about Next to Normal's unlikely road to success.


Mental illness affects more than one out of every five U.S. adults. Read more about Bipolar disorder and how the musical presents a family affected by it.

Next to Normal is truly a contemporary musical. Explore the changing face of musical theatre here.



Read an interview with Stacia Fernandez from our friends at Playbill.com.

“’Next to Normal’ rocks your heart, your mind, and your soul.” -The Observer

“A stunning opener for Florida Studio Theatre’s fall season.” - The Observer

"'Next to Normal' might not be for everybody but it's must-see performance art for anyone interested in what the exciting possibilities are in musical theater." -Bradenton Herald

“FST’s ‘Next to Normal’ is crazy good” -Bradenton Herald

"The production staged by Richard Hopkins is energetic, loving, open and enveloping." -Sarasota Herald-Tribune

“Diana’s struggles and the impact on her family provide a surprising sense of inspiration and rejuvenation for those watching the invigorating, Pulitzer Prize-winning musical ‘Next to Normal’ at Florida Studio Theatre.” -Sarasota Herald-Tribune

"Stacia Fernandez lets us get into Diana's mind and shifting feelings, beautifully sung as well as acted." -Total Theater

“The cast is all excellent, but Fernandez and Picciallo are especially impressive. And, in a town where standing ovations can become too common, these performers truly earn theirs.” -Sarasota Magazine

“‘Next To Normal’ a compelling evening of theatre” -SCENE Magazine

“…powerful and engrossing drama about grief, depression, drug addiction, and mental illness.”
-SCENE Magazine

“This is musical theatre at its best”
-SCENE Magazine

"'Next to Normal' is not only passionately dramatic but also hilarious at times... Stacia Fernandez is totally riveting as a soccer mom on the brink." -
The St. Pete Times


Click below to listen to Radio Host Lisa Wolf on Chicago's WIND AM 560 after she visited Sarasota and saw our production of "Next to Normal."




**photos by Maria Lyle


SPONSORED BY HERALD TRIBUNE MEDIA GROUP
and SNN LOCAL NEWS 6

     


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