Archiv: Next to Normal

Varieté Salon
Fr. 28. bis So. 30. Juni 2024
Uhr, Sa
Uhr, Sa
Uhr, So

Ticket price:
- GA 32.08€ (includes fees)

- Reduced 28.88€ (includes fees and is for students under the age of 27, people over the age of 65 or retired, people with registered disabilities and their accompanying persons, and people under severe financial hardship)

Premium: 36.34€ (includes fees and comes with reserved seat and programme)
- Platinum: 40.61€ (includes fees and comes with reserved seat, mug and signed programme)
- Group S: 30.54€ (includes fees and is for groups of 5 to 9 attendees)

- Group M: 28.99 (includes fees and is for groups of 10 to 19 attendees)

- Group L: 27.45€ (includes fees and is for groups of 20 to 30 attendees)



This Pulitzer Prize-winning rock musical is a deeply moving family drama that confronts societal stigmas surrounding mental health, rewriting the way that people with mental illness are depicted with compassion and understanding.

Brought to the stage by Encore! Musicals Berlin e.V.’s international cast and crew of musical theatre enthusiasts, this is the group’s fifth show, following on the heels of their hugely popular production of The Wedding Singer in October 2023.

“Next to Normal is a show that deserves all the praise it gets. Its astounding score and heart- renching story combine to make it an emotional rollercoaster that begs to be experienced at a theatre, with talented performers and a live band. I am proud to be a part of the team that's making this happen in Berlin”, says co-producer and cast member Gregorio López Moreira. “Encore! Musicals Berlin’s wonderful cast and creatives are pouring their hearts into honouring these characters by bringing them to life on stage.”

Audiences are not just granted a glimpse into the interior lives of this small cast of characters; beneath this singular narrative lies an exploration of familial ties, romantic love, resilience, and the relentless pursuit of normalcy amidst life's chaos—a narrative universally resonant. Paired with the musical mastery of Brian Yorkey and Tom Kitt, prepare for a journey where emotions run deep. There won't be a dry eye in the house.

“It's been a real privilege to get to tell this story”, says co-director James Butler. “The form and the plot fit perfectly together. The way the scenes ebb and flow between the real and the surreal, between the reality of one character and that of another, is the exact sort of thing that live theatre does so well. I'm very excited for audiences to get to experience this show.”

About Next to Normal:
Step into the tumultuous world of Next to Normal, where the facade of suburban normalcy shatters to reveal a family grappling with loss, grief, and mental illness. Diana, a mother haunted by her past, struggles to navigate the complexities of her fractured mind, while her family tries to hold on to hope. As they confront their demons, they discover that the path to healing is fraught with challenges, but also holds the promise of redemption and understanding.

Creative Team:
- Creative Direction by James Butler & Hannah Savory
- Musical Direction by Hannah Savory
- Production by Gregorio López Moreira & Stefan Wirth
- Graphic Design by Matthew Canham
- Marketing by Cecilia Proietti-Franceschilli

About Encore! Musicals Berlin e.V.:
Established in 2022, Encore! Musicals Berlin e.V. is Berlin's first English-speaking musical theatre Verein. Our members come from all over the world and are united in our love and passion for all things musicals! Follow Encore! @encoremusicalsberlin on Instagram & Facebook for the latest news and information about upcoming performances.

Foto: Matthew Canham