On the Run: Next To Normal at ETC

Posted by: Staffon 2017/3/25 6:20:00 36 reads Next to Normal,
with music by Tom Kitt and book and lyrics by Brian Yorkey
at Island ETC (East-End Theatre Company)
March 17th- April 08,2017

This ‘feel everything’ rock musical has earned accolades around the world for it tender, insightful, and funny portrayal of a family trying bravely to come to terms with life, love, and loss.

NEXT TO NORMAL is about the seemingly perfect Goodman family. Their only problem is that sometimes mother Diana seems just a little too happy. Her husband Dan worries all the time. Their daughter Natalie is intent on getting a scholarship to Yale and leaving home.

And their son Gabe, well…that’s another story entirely.




Director Kim Mytelka has put together an amazing and mind-blowingly talented cast! This fantastic ensemble consists of Robin Cotton Cobb as Diana, Christopher L. Pool as Dan, Elizabeth Curtin as Natalie, Taelon Stonecipher as Gabe, Justin Gonzalez as Henry (Natalie’s classmate), and Brandon Del Castillo as Dr. Madden.

Performances for NEXT TO NORMAL will be March 17th through April 8th.

“NEXT TO NORMAL is a beautiful piece of theatre. It may not have the same name recognition as other Broadway musicals, but a show does not win the Pulitzer Prize (2010) or Tony Awards without being seriously amazing,” says Mytelka. “I chose to do this show because I love the music and because the message is one which we all need to be more aware. Mental illness affects multitudes of families but is kept a deep dark secret. NEXT TO NORMAL aims to bring this darkness to light.”

Due to subject matter and some language, ETC does not recommend our production of NEXT TO NORMAL for children.

TICKETS: $30, $25 Seniors & Students.
http://www.islandetc.org

Island ETC
2317 Mechanic St., Galveston, TX 77550