Next to Normal Production
Logan High School
Submitted by: Shelly Riggs


Logan High School is proud to announce its first production of the 2017-2018 season - next to normal - a joint venture between the LHS Theatre and Vocal Music Departments.

Next to Normal (stylized as next to normal) is a 2008, Pulitzer Prize winning American rock musical with book and lyrics by Brian Yorkey and music by Tom Kitt. The story centers around a mother who struggles with worsening bipolar disorder and the effects that her illness and its management have had on her family. The musical also addresses the issues of grief, suicide, drug abuse, ethics in modern psychiatry, and the dangers of pushing these issues into the shadows.

Audiences are warned that next to normal contains mature content and some language. next to normal is not appropriate for children younger than high school age.

next to normal is presented as an Outreach Production in cooperation with local mental health agencies - Hopewell Health Centers, Crest Behavioral Healthcare and Health Recovery Services. Informational materials will be available after each show for those who may want or need them, Additionally, Logan High School will explore curricular connections within appropriate academic areas in a conscious effort to discuss the themes of next to normal in a real-world context.

Tickets for next to normal will go on sale September 1st in the high school athletic office. Tickets are $10 for adults, and $6 for high school and college students. Show dates are Thursday, September 21 at 7:30pm, Saturday, September 23 at 7:30pm, and Sunday, September 24 at 2:00pm.

Photos and updates on rehearsals can be found on the Logan High School Theatre Page on Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/LoganHighSchoolTheatre/

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