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12 Star Starred
Ensemble Theatre Cincinnati
1127 Vine Street Cincinnati, OH 45202
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"Next to Normal"
17 ratings
4.8 average rating
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6 events
2 reviews
0 stars
attended Sep 09 2011

I really liked the play. It is not the typical musical but more that the music enhances the dialogue for a very tough play about the effect of mental illness on a family. Acting and singing very good.

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2 reviews
1 stars
attended Sep 18 2011

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

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2 reviews
0 stars
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.

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