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Ensemble Theatre Cincinnati
1127 Vine Street Cincinnati, OH 45202
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parking is very close and convenient.
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enjoy all the restaurants close by. i like eating after seeing a play so i can talk about the experience over dinner.
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attended Sep 18 2011

Excellent production. Saw it on Broadway, and this production well compares! Also, a great intimate theater.

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attended Jun 20 2012

Overall strong ensemble cast, with dominating vocals. Believable performances. Captivating set that draws you into the living room of the Goodmans. Definitely worth your night out.

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attended Jun 19 2012

Excellent production with a (mostly) strong cast. Only bummer--hopefully not ongoing--was sound mix: actor's mics were so low during 2nd act (two actually seemed to be turned off) that I missed most of the dialogue and lyrics. Very frustrating!

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Quotes & Highlights

Hear "songs ": the Broadway production of _Next to Normal _on the show’s official website.
Next to Normal was chosen as “one of the year’s ten best” by The New York Times, The Washington Post, The Los Angeles Times, Time Out New York, New York Daily News, The Bergen Record and NY1.
“With strong performances, solid direction, and excellent design, this musical is a must-see for Cincinnati audiences…The sleek, modern, and cool design concept is much more visually stunning than the original Broadway production.” — (Cincinnati)
“A strong regional premiere…nicely staged.” —_Cincinnati Enquirer _


The production contains strong language and adult themes and may not be suitable for all audiences.

The Goodmans seem like a perfect family. The only problem is that sometimes Mom seems, well …  a little too happy. Fresh from a remarkable Broadway run comes one of the most lauded musicals of the new century! With provocative lyrics and an electrifying score that includes more than 30 original songs, this thrilling, emotional powerhouse of a musical is a story about the stop/start life of a bipolar mother as she rides the sharp edge between coping and insanity.

About the Ticket Supplier: Ensemble Theatre Cincinnati

Ensemble Theatre Cincinnati is a professional theatre dedicated to producing world and regional premieres of works that often explore compelling social issues. We fulfill our mission through our stage productions and educational outreach programs that enlighten, enliven, enrich and inspire our audiences.