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Next to Normal at SVCAC


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In recognition of National Mental Health Awareness Month in May 2018, Simi Valley Cultural Arts Center proudly presents the Tony Award and Pulitzer Prize winning musical NEXT TO NORMAL from April 21 - May 27, 2018. NEXT TO NORMAL, with book and lyrics by Brian Yorkey and music by Tom Kitt (American Idiot), 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 bipolar disorder 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. And, importantly, with much more humor that one might expect. This show is recommended for audiences 14 & older due to mature themes.