Next to Normal

Next to Normal
An unflinching look at a suburban family struggling with the effects of mental illness.

Next to Normal, with book and lyrics by Brian Yorkey and music by Tom Kitt, explores how one suburban household copes with crisis and mental illness. 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 manic depression 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.

This deeply moving piece of theatre provides a wonderful opportunity for performers to explore dramatic material and showcase vocal talents with an energetic pop/rock score. Next to Normal is an emotional powerhouse that addresses such issues as grieving a loss, ethics in modern psychiatry, and suburban life and is ideal for community theatres, as well as colleges and regional theatre companies.

Concert Selections for Next to Normal

Concert Selections are original Broadway orchestrations and exciting new symphonic arrangements of select songs for use in concert performances. Concert Selections are the perfect way to give audiences a taste of the musical theatre experience without the sets, props and costumes.

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    Music by
    Tom Kitt
    Lyrics by
    Brian Yorkey


No matter where you are on your theatrical journey, our innovative production resources will enhance your show experience.

Give your creative team an early start with the digital script and score.

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Keyboard Patch Solutions

Play those hard-to-find Keyboard/Synthesizer sounds with specially created patches integral to the orchestration. 

Logo Packs

Promote your show with the officially licensed logo.

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Perform your entire musical with a pre-recorded score played by a full orchestra of LIVE professional musicians right from your Apple device.


Listen to a cast or demo recording before licensing your next musical.

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Run rehearsals with a virtual accompanist that plays every note of your show’s score.

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Stage Manager Scripts

Facilitate cueing, blocking and all of your production needs with this customizable copy of the libretto. 

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Transpositions On Demand

Change the key of any song and optimize your performer’s vocal range.

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Manage rehearsal schedules and changes by sending instant updates to your cast and crew.

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Related shows or resources: Aida, Children of Eden, Next to Normal
concert version

Good morning,

I am curious as to how I would license a property in order to perform a concert version of a show. I am considering doing a concert version of a show as a fundraiser during the 2018-19 school year. 


Thank you


Dave Twiss

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May 29, 2017
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Hello, I'm a university student in Japan. I want to translate and perform Next to Normal in a small theater in Tokyo. What can I do to acquire the right and license to translate? Is it possible? Thank you.
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April 20, 2016
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What is the "club music" CD that comes with all the materials received once ordered?
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