Wednesday, March 1, 2017

Circle Players to present: ‘next to normal’

Circle Players to present the fourth production of our 2016-2017 season, “next to normal", book and lyrics by Brian Yorkey, music by Tom Kitt. This production is directed by Richard Butler of Piscataway and musically directed by Nicholas Kaminski of South Amboy. Jennifer Robinson of Highland Park serves as stage manager.
An instant classic that won three 2009 Tony Awards including Best Musical Score and the 2010 Pulitzer Prize, this powerful rock musical presents an unflinching look at a suburban family struggling with the effects of mental illness. It is a groundbreaking contemporary musical about a family in crisis struggling for normalcy.
Performances of the play will take place as follows:
· Fridays: Mar 17, Mar 31 at 8:00pm
· Saturdays: Mar 18, Mar 25, Apr 1 at 8:00pm
· Sundays: Mar 26, Apr 2 at 3:00pm
A talkback will be held following the Sunday, Mar 26 performance.
Appearing in the cast are:
Ali Gleason of Lacey as Diana;  Keith White of Jersey City as Dan; Kelly Baron of Milford as Natalie; Evan Krug of Edison as Gabe; Nick Buonvicino of Green Brook as Henry; and Thomas Young of Somerset as Dr. Madden.
Audiences are invited to join in a special wine and cheese reception in the theater lobby following the opening night performance.
The theater is located at 416 Victoria Avenue, Piscataway. Please be advised: due to the unique layout of this theater in the round, latecomers cannot be seated after the performance has started. Please plan to arrive at least 15 minutes before curtain.
For reservations, call (732) 968-7555, or buy tickets online at Tickets are $20 for adults and $19 for students and seniors.

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