—Oklahoma City Repertory Theatre (CityRep) continues their Tenth

Oklahoma City

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

Foundation.

PERFORMANCE SCHEDULE:

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

States.

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