This production was staged as part of our 2012/13 Season

Next to Normal

Next to Normal

October 17 to November 11, 2012 | On the Alliance Stage
Part of the Alliance Series

One of the most powerful stage experiences of recent years, this musical mines the humor and pathos of a suburban family grappling with mental illness. Mom, Diana, wakes up and starts making sandwiches one morning for her husband, her 16 year-old daughter, and soon-to-be 18 year-old son...a lot of sandwiches...a kitchen full of sandwiches. As Diana embarks on yet another round of treatment, family secrets emerge that force audiences to question the very idea of normal. This brilliant theatrical experience will leave you on the edge of your seat.

Cast & Crew


  • Henry
    Jordan has been living and acting in Atlanta for a little over a year now and is excited beyond belief to be cast inNext to Normal! A recent graduate of Sewanee: The... read more »
  • Dan
    A Southern California native, Bob has lived in New York for the last 13 years. Most recently seen in last season’s Leap of Faith and Catch Me If You... read more »
  • Diana
    Catherine is thrilled to be making her Alliance Theatre debut. Credits include Next To Normal on Broadway (stood by/ performed the role of Diana), Betty... read more »
  • Natalie
    Lyndsay is delighted to be returning to the Alliance stage! She previously appeared as Natalie Goodman in Next to Normal. Other credits include Christmas Canteen 2013,... read more »
  • Gabe
    Cary is overjoyed to be making his Alliance debut in Next To Normal. A Marietta native, Cary graduated from Pebblebrook High School in 2005, then continued on to... read more »
  • Dr. Madden/Dr. Fine and understudy for Dan
    Googie is glad to be back! Alliance Theatre: Next To Normal (Dr. Madden/Dr. Fine). Other Atlanta favorites: 1001 Nights: A Love Story About Loving Stories, Brer Rabbit... read more »


  • Director
    Broadway: Golda’s Balcony, Jane Eyre (co-directed with John Caird). Off-Broadway: Bat Boy: The Musical, Tick, Tick…Boom!, ... read more »


  • Understudy for Diana
    Mary is excited to be working with the Alliance Theatre. Mary has had a fun 2012 reprising the role of Kate Monster in Avenue Q at Horizon Theatre (2011 Suzi... read more »
  • Understudy for Natalie
    Caroline is thrilled to join the cast of Next to Normal in her Alliance Theatre debut! Favorite Atlanta credits include Sweet Charity, A Chorus Line... read more »
  • Understudy for Gabe & Henry
    Christopher is delighted to return to the Alliance for another season of A Christmas Carol! He received his B.F.A. in Musical Theatre from the former Shorter College and... read more »
  • Understudy for Dr. Madden/Dr. Fine
    Atlanta credits: Thief/Priest in See What I Wanna See (Actor’s Express/Suzi Bass winner); Jason in Ordinary Days(Serenbe Playhouse); Lord Evelyn... read more »

Audience Feedback


What is your hope for the future?
"For myself, I want to be happy. Motivation to succeed. For humanity, I wish for there to be more understanding, without disregard or hate."

Without using the words in your job title, what do you do at the Alliance?
"I guess you can call me the theatre therapist."



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