Sunday October 13, 2013 / 7:00pmNext to Normal
How was your experience?
This is an ambitious musical & not easy to pull off. The live music was great but often drowned out the singing, despite the actors' mics. (Many people have commented on this previously & yet the problem remains.) All of the singing was excellent. The actors who played Diana, Natalie & Henry were terrific; I appreciated their realistic portrayal of their characters. Some of the other characters were stagey though I think the actors are capable of playing more realistic characters. The son was strangely sensual in his interactions with the mother, which felt creepy at times. The minimalist set was very clever.