Review: Avon Players Addresses Mental Illness with ‘Next to Normal’

  “It’s always about you, isn’t it?” A loaded question that the Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award-winning play Next to Normal, The Musical attempts to unpack regarding the main character Diana Goodman’s (played by Jennifer Combs) struggle with mental illness. Specifically Bipolar I Disorder with psychotic features. Joining Diana on this journey is her loyal husband Dan (Dan Romzek), surly daughter Natalie (Aubrey Fink), and perfect son, Gabe (James Jenuwine). Rounding out the cast is … [Read more...]

Avon Players Presents: ‘Next to Normal’

An electrifying Pulitzer Prize-winning musical explores mental illness and its profound impact on families Avon Players is proud to present the intimate and emotional Next to Normal opening Friday, May 23, 2014 running through June 7. The Pulitzer Prize-winning musical explores how one suburban household copes with effects of prolonged mental illness. Wife and mother Diana Goodman’s struggle with bipolar disorder reverberates through her family, including her steadfast but … [Read more...]