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What our patrons are saying about "Next to Normal"...

I've seen strong performance after strong performance at ALT during the last decade, and I'm  always stunned by the level of talent available in the area, and how that talent is brought to its peak by your direction at ALT.

That said, I think Next to Normal is the best of the best.  Not only was the drama of the situation beautifully realized by the actors, but they did it in a very difficult musical form. I was amazed from the very first note.  But soon I forgot that they were singing and was up to my ears in the story.  It's a sad story and one I grew up with - watching an aunt go in and out of bipolar depression and seeing the effects it  had on my cousins...and continues to have.

Thank you for presenting this play to our community, and congratulations on the superb direction and interpretation of the piece.  Can't tell you how much I admire and appreciate you.

Ann Coberley ~ Canyon


I loved this play.  I was so moved by it, and your crew did a marvelous job--every last one of them. My heart was breaking for the entire family & and even Dr. Zeke!(sorry, I forgot his character's name).  He played a caring MD. And trust me, there are some real ones out there, too, said the retired nurse.

Pat Hayes ~ Amarillo


Just saw "Next to Normal" and you have to stop topping yourselves! There HAS to be a limit to the "Best Show I Have Ever Seen" list.

Seriously, the production was wrenching, emotional, dynamic, with wondrous voices, and had me very close to tears at least twice. What a great cast and what a great performance tonight.  The timing, the technical running, the music, and most of all the voices.  Great job.  Really top notch.

John Miller ~ Amarillo

1 comment (Add your own)

1. Mike Akins wrote:
I’m used to Amarillo Little Theatre’s consistently excellent productions. But every once in while they do something truly outstanding. You will not see anything better acted or better sung on Broadway. ALT’s prodcution of “Next To Normal” is mesmerizing and reminded me again that live theatre can be life altering. If this musical doesn’t bring a tear to your eye, you may not have a soul.

Mon, February 15, 2016 @ 3:29 PM

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