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...]