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Ahmanson Theatre
at the Music Center 135 North Grand Ave. Los Angeles, CA 90012
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30 reviews
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We parked underneath the theaters and ate at Kendell's. Good food at a reasonable price.
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NO intermission, 3 hour show
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"Next to Normal"
290 ratings
4.4 average rating
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8 reviews
11 stars
attended Nov 23 2010

Very talented performances! The staging and placement of the musicians was really interesting. The movement on the stage kept your attention and added an interesting flow to the performances. But, what really stood out was talent of these...continued

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30 reviews
6 stars
attended Nov 24 2010

This is a different musical, especially because of the subject matter. Yet, it deals with it in a great way, including a lot of humor. I loved the music, the acting, and the beautiful and smart set.

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20 reviews
19 stars
attended Nov 26 2010

The cast was amazing, and the musical itself is very well written. The songs are great - left singing several of them. I'm not sure why some reviewers complained about the lead actress's voice - she was great the night I was there. Our seats in...continued

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“A work of muscular grace and power. It is much more than a feel-good musical; it is a feel-everything musical.”—The  New York Times
“An emotional powerhouse. The best musical of the season—by a mile. It’ll pin you to your seat.”—Rolling Stone
“A moving, blisteringly honest, and inordinately powerful new musical. It is stocked with beautiful songs that get to the heart of the story—and simply get to the heart.”—The Washington Post


From the director of RENT comes_ Next to Norma_l, an emotional  powerhouse of a musical with a thrilling contemporary score about a family trying to take care of themselves and each other.

Winner of three 2009 Tony Awards including Best Musical Score, _Next to Normal _is  the most talked about new show on Broadway — and chosen as “one of the year’s TEN best” by major critics around the country including the Los Angeles Times, Washington Post, Rolling Stone and The New York Times.

Alice Ripley, who received the 2009 Tony Award for Best Actress in a Musical for her performance in the Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award-winning Next to Normal, will reprise her acclaimed performance in the musical’s North American tour, launching this November at the Center Theatre Group/Ahmanson Theatre in Los Angeles.