Next to Normal

Music by: TOM KITT Book & Lyrics by: BRIAN YORKEY

An unflinching look at a suburban family struggling with the effects of mental illness. With book and lyrics by Brian Yorkey and music by Tom Kitt, it is the 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. 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 takes audiences into the minds and hearts of each character, presenting their family’s story with love, sympathy and heart. Next to Normal is an emotional powerhouse that addresses such issues as grieving a loss, ethics in modern psychiatry, and suburban life. We recommend PG13 but it is at parent’s or guardian’s digression.

Next to Normal runs March 15-30 at Metropolitan Performing Arts

Special Dates:

March 15: Opening Night VIP tickets available. VIP tickets get you an exclusive preshow hour, meet the director, drink champagne and enjoy early entrance to the theater.

March 17: Family Day. Special discounted tickets and a talkback after the show based on the themes presented.

March 23: Pride Night! Come dressed in your Pride fashion. We will have booths in the lobby from local groups. With your ticket you will get your choice of a special vinyl pride sticker and $1 from each ticket sold will go to a local LGBTQIA+ organization.


Mar 30 2024


2:00 PM - 4:30 PM


6403 E Mill Plain Blvd, Vancouver, WA, United States, Washington 98661


Metropolitan Performing Arts