2012-13 Season

Next to Normal

music by Tom Kitt

book and lyics by Brian Yorkey

This June, Farmers Alley Theatre is proud to present the Pulitzer Prize Winning Drama and Tony Award Winner, NEXT TO NORMAL. To the outside world, the Goodman family seems to have it all. A nice house, good jobs, and two perfect kids. But look closer and you’ll see a family teetering on the edge of disaster. This contemporary musical is an emotional powerhouse addressing such issues as grief, ethics in modern psychiatry, and suburban life. With provocative lyrics and a thrilling score, NEXT TO NORMAL examines how far two parents will go to keep themselves sane and their family intact. Featuring a stellar cast and an amazing creative staff, NEXT TO NORMAL promises to be the musical event of the year.

221 Farmers Alley



Director Kathy Mulay

Musical Director Catherine Walker Adams

Technical Director Tom Shuster

Scenic Design Nich Mahmat

Lighting Design Lanford J. Potts

Sound Design Less Batts

Costume Design Robert Jordan

Prop Design John Mulay

Stage Manager Roger W. Burleigh

Video Design Kathy Mulay

Graphic Design Chris Honeysett


Diana Michelle Duffy*

Dan Trey Ellett*

Gabe Alex Prakken

Natalie Adrienne Eller

Henry Ryan Vasquez

Doctor Jeremy Koch



Farmers Alley Theatre's musical 'Next to Normal' an intense and real look at mental illness (review)

Jun 9, 2013 / MLive

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Emotional therapy, of sorts, at the theater

Jun 8, 2013 / Encore Michigan

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From Broadway to Kalamazoo: Meet Farmers Alley's 'Next to Normal' leads

May 30, 2013 / MLive

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Farmers Alley brings in Broadway actors to show a family living 'Next To Normal'

May 30, 2013 / MLive

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