Saturday, July 30, 2011
I attended the Dancap production of Next to Normal. It is a musical about a family coping with mental illness. It has won numerous Tony awards and a Pulitzer!
It was an amazing show with massive nervy and massive highs and lows. The cast was spectacular, led by Tony Award wine Alice Ripley. It discussed mental health issues pretty realistically. It dealt which the chronicity of these issues and some controversial treatments. Though there was the inevitable mocking of my psychiatric colleagues. The music was also wonderful. I really enjoyed the show, though it did make me sad. Theater is supposed to make you feel and this show did that!