How was your experience?
If you’re seeking being uplifted, you may leave the La Mirada theater unsatisfied. The dark side of family relationships, watching youth plunge into the extreme, and unresolved consequences to life's dilemmas makes me feel uneasy about this production and thus… take away a star. The great cast and their superb artistry for acting, singing, and bringing this story to life makes me glad I saw “Next to Normal”. The talent is excellent, as is the direction and stage set. Half the audience lifted for a standing “O” at the conclusion. I didn’t as I was unable to get past the wreck of a family left on the stage.