Music by Tom Kitt | Book & Lyrics by Brian Yorkey

June 2-24, 2023
Friday and Saturday evenings at 8pm; Sunday matinées June 11 & 18 at 5pm
Alcohol-Free Evening Thursday, June 22nd at 8pm
Cabaret Seating | Bring Food & Drink

(Snacks and Drinks available at our Lobby Concessions Stand)
Doors open one hour prior to curtain

Tickets $38/adults | $33/students, veterans, and seniors
Recommended for Mature Audiences

Co-Directed by Matt Austin & Jessica Chesbro
Music Director Sarah Fay
2010 Winner of the Pulitzer Prize in Drama

2009 Winner of 3 Tony Awards (11 Nominations)

Next to Normal is a story about a family trying to cope with the impact of trauma and loss on their day-to-day lives and their hopes for the future. Their individual challenges are inextricably intertwined with their collective struggle as a family. By harnessing the emotional power of contemporary music and song, Next to Normal takes the audience on a journey through the highs and lows of dysfunctional relationships, mental health treatment, grief, frustration, transition, healing, and light.

The Ridgefield Theater Barn is committed to doing their part to amplify the conversation around mental health in our community. We are pleased to be hosting a talkback after the Sunday, June 11 matinée with Michael Groat, PhD, Chief Clinical Officer of Silver Hill Hospital.

*Please see important information below regarding subject matter and staging.*

Sensory Disclosure:
Flashing lights & patterns
Immersive staging & seating (stages will be located in the center & corners of the theater, with cabaret

audience seating distributed around & throughout)
Content Disclosure:
Strong language
Mental health conditions
Psychiatric hospitalization & treatment, including the use of ECT
Memory loss
Substance use

Diana Marilyn Olsen

Gabe Rob Bassett
Dan Chris Fay
Natalie Hannah Rapaglia
Henry Marc Costanzo
Dr. Madden Bill Warncke

If you have any questions regarding seating or show content, please feel free to contact us at
NEXT TO NORMAL is presented through special arrangement with Music Theatre International (MTI).  All authorized performance materials are also supplied by MTI.