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Next to Normal

La Mirada Theatre for the Performing Arts (La Mirada, CA)

Reviews & Ratings

162 ratings
4.6 average rating
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360 reviews
-396 stars
attended Jun 12 2013

GO! I eagerly anticipated this show - and it totally delivered. I was worried my high expectations were a set-up for disappointment, but this really is a wonderful show and a great production. The venue is so lovely, so much easy parking, great...continued

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192 reviews
144 stars
attended Jun 13 2013

Very well cast - everyone was very convincing in the part they played. The acting & singing were superb, & the few musicians on the stage added depth to the story line. It is a depressing & very long musical, however, so don't go to this...continued

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172 reviews
58 stars
attended Jun 15 2013

Excellent production on a difficult subject. The music, singing, and acting was great!

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130 reviews
14 stars
attended Jun 05 2013

A very impressive production of this difficult musical.

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130 reviews
1 stars
attended Jun 02 2013

Admittedly rather heavy and gritty subject matter, this production deserves 5 stars for its flawless acting, singing, acoustics and staging. Less entertaining than educational, thought-provoking and ultimately rewarding -- love it or hate it, you...continued

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86 reviews
22 stars
attended Jun 15 2013

Touching and real performances. The entire cast is blessed musically! Thanks for a wonderful time!

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37 reviews
10 stars
attended Jun 09 2013

It's was very well done, but to long.

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35 reviews
8 stars
attended Jun 19 2013

I did not expect to enjoy this musical, but I did. Tessa Grady and Peter Townsend were amazing and the overall ensemble was good. I'm not a fan of the plot itself, but it was beautifully produced. The band could have been more powerful and in...continued

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34 reviews
6 stars
attended Jun 13 2013

Great material. Performances were better than expected.

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32 reviews
12 stars
attended Jun 20 2013

Great music, excellent acting. Not a fan of the venue

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28 reviews
30 stars
attended May 31 2013

A wonderful musical with a very poignant depiction of life as and with a bi-polar mom.

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28 reviews
7 stars
attended Jun 01 2013

I disliked this play. it is hard to understand them when they are all singing at once different scores. also, the topic is depressing to deal with. i like to be entertained when i go to the theater.

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24 reviews
79 stars
attended Jun 16 2013

Excellent show, must stay for act 2 for the punch in the gut. Dealing with mental illness is hard and this puts a part of it in perspective.

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12 reviews
14 stars
attended Jun 01 2013

First off, I love this musical. I have been listening to the music for several years now and this past weekend was the first time that I got to see it performed. I still love it....more than love it. Diana is one of my dream roles to play on...continued

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12 reviews
1 stars
attended Jun 16 2013

I saw Next to Normal with the original cast on Broadway then again on tour at the Ahmanson and I can tell you - as someone who frequents Broadway productions, this staging and performance is truly in top form. The actors and musicians were on par...continued

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8 reviews
5 stars
attended Jun 05 2013

Acting, singing were great but the topic was too much of a downer to really enjoy the night.

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7 reviews
6 stars
attended Jun 06 2013

Great cast. Fantastic voices. I saw this play at the Ahmason Theater over a year ago and loved the music. This production surpassed my previous experience. Maybe you just takeaway more after seeing it twice. I would highlight one of the...continued

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7 reviews
5 stars
attended Jun 05 2013

This is a deep and heavy musical. It will invoke laughter and tears. The performance is top notch. The performers voices are strong and the acting was fantastic. It's not a feel good musical, but it is a great theatrical musical. I would...continued

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6 reviews
5 stars
attended Jun 15 2013

Pleasantly surprised by the sense of humor and touching struggles in the family. No sleeper moments, the actors are wonderful.

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6 reviews
7 stars
attended Jun 07 2013

Unbelievable!! Phenomenol performance, setting, story, music, cast, etc. I liked it so much I am going to see it again next week!

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