Next to Normal
by Music by Tom Kitt, Book and Lyrics by Brian Yorkey

The Pulitzer Prize-winning rock musical tells the story of a suburban wife and mother in her battle with mental illness, examining its impact on her and her family. A gripping and wonderfully human piece with a lovely, thrilling score.

Dates: March 1 - March 24, 2013




Director: Paul Frellick

Cast: John Allore, Abagail Coryell, Lisa Jolley, Wesley Miller, Mark Ridenour, Jeffrey Vizcaino

Stage Manager: Jeff Phillips

Sets: Rob Hamilton

Lighting: Scott Marlow

Costumes: Annika Pfaender

Props: Brittany Bugge

Dramaturg: Lisa Keaton

Sound: Michael Betts II

Musical Director: Julie Florin




News about Next to Normal

February 22nd, 2013
Deep Dish Theater announces discussions for NEXT TO NORMAL
CHAPEL HILL The Deep Dish Theater announces a slate of post-show discussions in conjunction with its production of Next to Normal, the Pulitzer Prize-winning musical by Tom Kitt and Brian Yorkey, playing March 1-17 at University Mall and March 22-24 at the Cary Arts Center. Each discussion will begin promptly after the performance. The plays running time is approximately 2 hours, and patrons not attending the performance are welcome to enter the theater afterwards for the discussion. All discussions are free and open to the public.

The schedule of discussions is as follows:
Sunday afternoon, March 3: A panel of individuals impacted by mental illness, moderated by Julie Bailey, program director for the Mental Health America of the Triangle's Family Advocacy Network
Sunday afternoon, March 10: Dramaturg Lisa Keaton, Director Paul Frellick and the cast
Thursday evening, March 14: Meet the Designers a conversation with the production team
Sunday, March 17: Dr. John Gilmore, Professor of Psychiatry and Vice Chair for Research & Scientific Affairs; Director of the Center for Excellence in Community Mental Health.
In addition, Lisa Keaton will give a pre-show, "Meet the Play" talk on Friday, March 8, at 7 p.m., and the Deep Dish Book Selection, Minrose Gwin's Wishing for Snow, will be discussed on Monday, March 11 at 7:00 p.m. at Flyleaf Books.

Next to Normal tells the story of a woman and her family as they struggle to come to terms with her mental illness through a variety of tribulations and therapies. Performances begin Wednesday and Thursday at 7:30 p.m., Friday and Saturday at 8 p.m., and Sunday (matinee) at 2 p.m. Deep Dish is located in Chapel Hill's University Mall, on Estes Drive and US 15-501.
Tickets are $21 adults and $19 seniors, regularly, with a $2 discount for Wednesday and Thursday shows. Student tickets are $14 for all performances. For reservations and information, call (919) 968-1515 (Deep Dish Box Office) or (919) 481-5190 (Cary Arts Center), or go to www.deepdishtheater.org.


February 11th, 2013
NEXT TO NORMAL - March 1-24
Directed by Paul Frellick, Musical Direction by Julie Florin

The Deep Dish Theater Company, in partnership with the Town of Cary, will present the Pulitzer Prize-winning rock musical Next to Normal, March 1-24. Directed by Artistic Director Paul Frellick, with musical direction by Julie Florin, the production will be performed at the Deep Dish Theater in Chapel Hills University Mall as well as at the Cary Arts Center.
Next to Normal tells the story of a woman and her family as they struggle to come to terms with her mental illness through a variety of tribulations and therapies. I dont know of another piece like this, said Deep Dish Artistic Director Frellick. Its as exciting and moving a work as weve ever done, and it is challenging us in all kinds of ways. Were especially thrilled to be collaborating with the Town of Cary on this production, and greatly looking forward to the chance to reach new audiences with this extraordinary musical.
Opening Friday, March 1, the show will play Wednesdays-Sundays through March 17 at the theaters home in University Mall, on Estes Drive and US 15-501, followed by performances on March 22-24 at the Cary Arts Center, 101 Dry Avenue in Cary. Performances begin at 7:30 p.m. Wednesdays and Thursdays, 8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays, and 2 p.m. on Sunday afternoons.
The cast includes John Allore, Abigail Coryell, Lisa Jolley, Wesley Miller, Mark Ridenour and Jeffrey Vizcaino. The design staff includes Rob Hamilton (set), Scott Marlow (lights), Annika Pfaender (costumes), Brittany Bugge (properties), and Michael Betts II (sound). The stage manager is Jeff Phillips.
The theater will present post-performance discussions on Sunday, March 3 (with a panel of individuals impacted by mental illness); Sunday, March 10 (dramaturg Lisa Keaton, Director Paul Frellick and the cast); Thursday, March 14 (Meet the Designers); and Sunday, March 17 (with Dr. John Gilmore). Lisa Keaton will give a pre-show, Meet the Play talk on Friday, March 8, at 7 p.m. The Deep Dish Book Selection, Minrose Gwin's Wishing for Snow, will be discussed on Monday, March 11 at 7:00 p.m. at Flyleaf Books.
Tickets are $21 adults and $19 seniors, regularly, with a $2 discount for Wednesday and Thursday shows. Student tickets are $14 for all performances. Wednesday, March 6 is "Cheap Dish Night" all tickets are $10 (no reservations accepted). For reservations and information, call (919) 968-1515 (Deep Dish Box Office) or (919) 481-5190 (Cary Arts Center), or go to www.deepdishtheater.org.







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201 S Estes Dr
Chapel Hill, NC 27514
Box Office: (919) 968-1515
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Tickets:
Wed-Thu: $23, $21 seniors, $19 students
Fri-Sun: $25, $23 seniors, $21 students
Every Wednesday is Cheap Dish:
We'll reserve a limited number of $14 tickets, only available at the door!
Box Office: Wed-Sat, 3:00-6:00
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Showtimes:
Wednesday - Thursday: 7:30 pm
Friday - Saturday: 8 pm
Sunday Matinee: 2 pm