The Some Theatre Company will be presenting “Next to Normal” from Nov. 4-13 at the Keith Anderson Community House, Orono.

“Next to Normal” is, in the words of The New York Times, “much more than a feel-good musical; it is a feel-everything musical.” Centering upon the stop/start life of a bipolar mother as she rides the sharp edge between coping and insanity, and delving into themes about prescription drug abuse, suicide, grief and the breakdown of an American family, “Next to Normal”is a remarkable, thrilling powerhouse of a musical. This emotional tour de force that gets under your skin features provocative lyrics and an electrifying score. It asks the question, just how far will two parents go to keep themselves sane and their family’s world intact?

“Next to Normal” was nominated for 11 Tony Awards when it opened and was awarded three Tonys for Best Original Score, Best Orchestration, and Best Performance by a Leading Actress in a Musical. In addition, it also won the 2010 Pulitzer Prize for Drama, becoming just the eighth musical in history to do so.

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Some Theatre Company seeks to inspire, stimulate and promote interest in the theatrical arts within our community, while offering a professional and supportive environment for both adults and children of varying ages, cultures and levels of theatrical experience.

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