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Next to Normal

April 22 - May 14, 2023

Next to Normal, with book and lyrics by Brian Yorkey and music by Tom Kitt, 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 because the mother has been battling 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.

Next to Normal is an emotional powerhouse that addresses such issues as grieving a loss, ethics in modern psychiatry, and suburban life.

Show Details

Music by Tom Kitt

Book and Lyrics by Brian Yorkey

April 22 - May 14, 2023 (see Casts below for specific dates)

Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays 8:00PM

Sundays 2:30PM


Director: Vinh G. Nguyen

Vocal Director: Stacy Levin and Ruiran Xun

Music Director: Val Zvinyatskovsky

Stage Manager: Keenan Dyrby



​Mountains cast (perform 4/22, 4/28, 4/30, 5/6, 5/12, and 5/14):

Sarah Jebian, Robert Lopez, Skyler Riordan, Julia Wright, Cordelia Larsen, Lauren D'Ambrosio


Lights cast (perform 4/23, 4/29, 5/5, 5/7, 5/11, and 5/13):

Christi Waybright, Joseph Cloward, Theo Twilleager, Mai Abe, Jenni Chapman, Ryan Liu

Sunnyvale Community Theatre  
550 East Remington Dr.  
Sunnyvale, CA 94087

Next to Normal

Is presented through special arrangement with Music Theatre International (MTI).
All authorized performance materials are also supplied by MTI.

Full Digital Program

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