‘Next to Normal’ Opens For Tantrum Theater July 11< < Back to
July 11 through July 29, Ohio University’s Tantrum Theater will be producing “Next to Normal,” the Pulitzer Prize-winning rock musical penned by Brian Yorkey with music by Tom Kitt. The theatrical work explores a family trying to make a suburban life for themselves amidst dealing chronic mental illness.
WOUB’s Emily Votaw spoke with director and choreographer Robert Barry Fleming, as well as cast members Kelsey Venter and Marc delaCruz, about the complexity of a production that explores such a stigmatized theme, how one goes about crafting a family in the midst of distress on stage, and what audiences can expect from the work.
For more information on Tantrum’s production of “Next to Normal,” go to tantrumtheater.org.