Next to Normal showing at Transmountain throughout July

July 10, 2018

Transmountian Campus Summer Theater presents “Next to Normal.”


EPCC Theater Ensemble will perform a three-week summer production of “Next to Normal.” 


Showings are on July 5, 6, 7, 12, 13, 14, 19, 20 and 21 at 8:00 p.m. and July 8, 15 and 22 at 2:30 p.m. The EPCC Theater Ensemble performs at the EPCC Transmountain Campus Forum Theater, 9570 Gateway North.


“Next to Normal” is an American rock musical with book and lyrics by Brian Yorkey; music by Tom Kitt and special guest director, Michael Bakes.


The story centers around a mother who struggles with worsening bipolar disorder and the effects that her illness and its management have had on her family. 


The mother, Diana, is the main character and suffers from bipolar disorder which makes day to day living very hard for not only her but her family as well. 


Throughout the play, Diana deals with an unexpected event that has her world crashing down on her. She cycles through a number of doctors whose help are few and far between. 


She is prescribed new medication and asked by her husband to go to treatment immediately. After treatment, things are not better and Diana comes to some life-changing decisions that she has to make for the sake of her happiness.


Some famous faces that have starred in productions of “Next to Normal” are Alice Ripley from Les Miserables and Sunset Boulevard, and Louis Hobson from West Side Story and Hair.


Ticket prices are $15 for general admission, $10 for Non-EPCC students and military, and $7 for EPCC students/ staff and senior citizens.


Tickets are available at the door. The box office opens two hours before each performance. For further theater information, call (915) 831-5056.

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