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Next to Normal

book & lyrics by Brian Yorkey
music by Tom Kitt

Rated - R for language 

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

Winner of 3 Tony Awards and the 2010 Pulitzer Prize! 

Amarillo Little Theatre is very proud to present the highly acclaimed musical Next to Normal as the third Adventure Space production of the season!

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 incredible musical is sure to be one of the best of the season.

ALT has cast a remarkable ensemble of performers to bring this show to vivid life on our stage. They include Jeni Roller, Joshua Gibson, Chesley Hedger, Brett Spalding, Ryan Sustaita, Zeke Lewis and Jeffrey Pickens. Artistic Director is Allen Shankles with musical direction by Jennifer Akins. Jo Smith is Assistant to the Director.

Don’t miss the Hastings’ Ovation Series Talk Back event on Sunday, February 14 immediately following the performance.

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Performance Dates:

  • February 11, 12, 13, 18, 19, 20 
    @ 8:00 pm
  • February 14 & 21  
    @ 2:30 pm

Performance location
ALT Adventure Space
2751 Civic Circle

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Sponsored by:

  • Neal Scott/NL Investments
  • Brent Beasley
  • Richard & Jimmie Smith
  • Mr. & Mrs. Ralph Wisian 
  • Richard & Jo Jackson
  • Sam & Susan Lewis
  • Taylor & Lil Withrow


Pattilou Dawkins/Wolflin Mortgage
Barrett & Carol Pierce/Rio Petroleum
Nolan & Carrie Huckabay/AAA Electric