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Oklahoma City Repertory Theatre Presents Next to Normal
—Oklahoma City Repertory Theatre (CityRep) continues their Tenth
Anniversary Season with the 2010 Pulitzer Prize-winning rock musical NEXT TO
NORMAL, with Music by Tom Kitt and Book and Lyrics by Brian Yorkey.
With a thrilling contemporary score, NEXT TO NORMAL is an emotional powerhouse
of a musical about a family trying to take care of themselves and each other. Its story
concerns a mother who struggles with worsening bipolar disorder and the effect that
her illness has on her family.
Starring in the CityRep production is Broadway veteran actress Stacey Logan. Ms.
Logan has appeared on Broadway as Rita in SWEET SMELL OF SUCCESS, Babette
in BEAUTY AND THE BEAST, Patsy in CRAZY FOR YOU, Abigail in BIG, Paquette in
Hal Prince’s CANDIDE on Broadway and at NYC Opera, Tracy Lord in HIGH
SOCIETY, Polly in CRAZY FOR YOU, and Susan Lawrence in BIG. For CityRep, Ms.
Logan appeared as Haley Walker in BAD DATES and as Barbara Fordham in
AUGUST: OSAGE COUNTY. Also featured is Lane Fields (TUESDAYS WITH
MORRIE and A YEAR WITH FROG AND TOAD), Matthew Alvin Brown (THE 39
STEPS), Anderson Daniel (CityRep debut), Jennifer Hiemstra (CityRep debut) and
Jordan Justice (BILOXI BLUES).
CityRep Artistic Associate Michael Jones will direct, with Musical Direction by Chuck
Koslowske, Scenic Design by Amanda Foust, Costume Design by Aaron Patrick
Turner, Lighting Design by Art Whaley, Sound Design by W. Jerome Stevenson, and
Properties Design by Jon Haque. Steve Emerson is the Production Stage Manager.
Each show of NEXT TO NORMAL will be followed by a talkback session with the audience,
the cast, and mental health providers who will discuss the issues brought forth
by the production.
NEXT TO NORMAL will play in the Freede Little Theatre at the Civic Center Music Hall
at 201 N. Walker in downtown Oklahoma City. Previews begin on Friday, November
11 at 7:30 pm. The Opening Night is Saturday, November 12 at 7:30 pm, with the final
performance on Sunday, November 20 at 1:30 pm.
Tickets are $8 (Student Rush Tickets and Military Personnel with Military ID), $20
(groups of eight or more), $30 (matinees) and $35 (evening performances), and may
be purchased by calling the Civic Center Music Hall Box Office at 405.297.2264 or
1.800.364.7111. Tickets may be purchased online through the CityRep website at
www.cityrep.com, or through the Civic Center Music Hall Box Office website at
www.okcciviccenter.org. NEXT TO NORMAL is sponsored by Chesapeake Energy
Corporation, BancFirst, Cedar Ridge Psychiatric Hospital and Residential Treatment
Center, NAMI Oklahoma, Integris Mental Health, the Mental Health Association of Central
Oklahoma and Norman Regional Health System. Season Sponsors are the Oklahoma
Arts Council, the National Endowment for the Arts and the Richard P. Dulaney
Friday, November 11, 2011 7:30 pm Preview Performance
Saturday, November 12, 2011 1:30 pm Preview Matinee
Saturday, November 12, 2011 7:30 pm Opening Night
Sunday, November 13, 2011 1:30 pm Matinee
The Schedule continues as follows:
Friday, November 18, 2011 7:30 pm Performance
Saturday, November 19, 2011 1:30 pm Matinee
Saturday, November 19, 2011 7:30 pm Performance
Sunday, November 20, 2011 1:30 pm Matinee
CityRep (Oklahoma City Repertory Theatre), under the leadership of Founding Artistic
Director Donald Jordan, is one of only two Equity professional theatre companies in
the state of Oklahoma, and as such provides a vital service to our community by presenting
programming that is reflected in major arts communities around the country—
and to our Oklahoma professional theatre artists by providing an Oklahoma venue for
employment and an artistic home. CityRep operates under an agreement with Actors’
Equity Association, the union of professional actors and stage managers in the United
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