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The Verdict Read Reviews for the David Cromer-Helmed Next to Normal See what critics think of the Writers Theatre production in Glencoe, Illinois.
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Performances continue in Glencoe, Illinois, for the Writers Theatre production of Next to Normal, directed by Tony winner David Cromer. Tom Kitt and Brian Yorkey’s Tony and Pulitzer-winning musical opened May 15 and will continue through June 16.

Next to Normal sheds light on mental illness in contemporary America as a family struggles to hold its center. The cast of the Cromer-helmed production is made up of Keely Vasquez (Diana), David Schlumpf (Dan), Kyrie Courter (Natalie), Liam Oh (Gabe), Alex Levy (Henry), and Gabriel Ruiz (Dr. Madden/Dr. Fine).

Eamon Foley is the show's choreographer and Andra Velis Simon is the music director. Read reviews below.

Chicago Sun Times (Catey Sullivan)

Chicago Tribune (Chris Jones)

New City Stage (Aaron Hunt)

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Next to Normal's creative team also includes Ellen Morris (assistant music director); Regina García (scenic designer); Rachel Anne Healy (costume designer); Keith Parham (lighting designer); Christopher M. Laporte (co-sound designer); Ray Nardelli (co-sound designer); Bobby Kennedy (dramaturg); Nick Moran (CFM contractor); Ethan Deppe (keyboard programmer); Harmony France (assistant director); Abigail Medrano (assistant stage manager); and Rebecca Pechter (production stage manager).

The show's understudies are Kieran McCabe, Evan Tyrone Martin, Ariana Burks, and Brianna Borger.

Production Photos: Next to Normal at Writer's Theatre

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