Next to Normal

Directed by Doug Greer

March 24 to April 2, 2023

The 4th production of the 2022-2023 Season

Pacifica Spindrift Players is proud to present Next to Normal – a Pulitzer Prize-winning musical that tells the story of a mother who struggles with worsening bipolar disorder and the effects that managing her illness have on her family.

Dad’s an architect; Mom rushes to pack lunches and pour cereal; their daughter and son are bright, wise-cracking teens, appearing to be a typical American family. And yet their lives are anything but normal, because the mother has been battling bipolar disorder for 16 years.

Next to Normal, with book and lyrics by Brian Yorkey and music by Tom Kitt, takes audiences into the minds and hearts of each character, presenting their family’s story with love, sympathy and heart, while addressing such issues as grieving and loss, ethics in modern psychiatry, and suburban life.

Winner of three 2009 Tony Awards, including Best Musical Score and the 2010 Pulitzer Prize, Next to Normal was also chosen as “one of the year’s ten best shows” by critics around the country, including The Los Angeles Times, The Washington Post, Rolling Stone and The New York Times.

Get a sneak peek of the amazing talent in this production with this video of Adrienne Herro, playing Diana, singing “I Miss the Mountains”. Don’t miss this profoundly powerful production – tickets are available now!

Warning: This performance uses flashing lights, which may not be suitable for photosensitive epilepsy, and is recommended for mature audiences only due to adult content and themes.

The Production Team

Doug Greer Director
Jepoy Ramos Assistant Director
Adam Green Music Director
Audra Batter Stage Manager
Nichole Rousseau-McAllister Producer
Carson Duper Lighting Designer
Gary Schoenfeld Sound Designer
Audra Batter Costume Designer
Alexis Orth Technical Director

The Cast

Adrienne Herro Diana
Brandon Savage Dan
Sleiman Alahmadieh Gabe
Catherine Rieflin Natalie
Joseph Steely Henry
Victor Meneses Dr. Madden
Cat Imperato Swing
Ilana Segal Natalie U/S