NOW PLAYING

next to normal

Music by TOM KITT and Book and Lyrics by BRIAN YORKEY

MARCH 17 - APRIL 8, 2017

Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays @ 8pm; Sunday matinee on March 26th @ 2:30pm

TICKETS: $30, $25 Seniors & Students


NEXT TO NORMAL, the Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award winning musical, with music by Tom Kitt and book and lyrics by Brian Yorkey will open at Island ETC (East-End Theatre Company) on Friday, March 17th.  This ‘feel everything’ rock musical has earned accolades around the world for it tender, insightful, and funny portrayal of a family trying bravely to come to terms with life, love, and loss.

NEXT TO NORMAL is about the seemingly perfect Goodman family.  Their only problem is that sometimes mother Diana seems just a little too happy.  Her husband Dan worries all the time.  Their daughter Natalie is intent on getting a scholarship to Yale and leaving home.  And their son Gabe, well…that’s another story entirely.

“NEXT TO NORMAL is a beautiful piece of theatre.  It may not have the same name recognition as other Broadway musicals, but a show does not win the Pulitzer Prize (2010) or Tony Awards without being seriously amazing,” says Mytelka.  “I chose to do this show because I love the music and because the message is one which we all need to be more aware.  Mental illness affects multitudes of families but is kept a deep dark secret.  NEXT TO NORMAL aims to bring this darkness to light.”

Due to subject matter and language, ETC does not recommend their production of NEXT TO NORMAL for children.  

For additional information about this production or ETC or information on group rates (ten or more), please call 409-762-3556. Island ETC is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization.


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