Next to normal 081113
4.5 / 5 Rated by 284 members
Review from Helen KopecTraveler
66 events 25 reviews

great energetic performances by actors...great music

reviewed Aug 25 2013 report as inappropriate
Review from CG
27 events 4 reviews

Well done--great performance.

reviewed Aug 17 2013 report as inappropriate
Review from Smiljana Kisacanin
Red Velvet 86 events 76 reviews

Great play, great performance!

reviewed Sep 20 2013 report as inappropriate
Review from Smiljana Kisacanin
Red Velvet 86 events 76 reviews

Kudos to the actors, the play, and clever execution.

reviewed Sep 20 2013 report as inappropriate
Review from Sherlock
Red Velvet 62 events 33 reviews

What a great show. I was a little leery about going to the opening night preview, but I shouldn't have been. It was extremely polished and the performances were marvelous. I had seen the Broadway touring company downtown a few years ago and...continued

reviewed Aug 15 2013 report as inappropriate
Review from Michael P Greenlief Jr.
Red Velvet 42 events 27 reviews

Had the opportunity of seeing the original tour in Chicago with Alice Ripley in 2011. I was very moved by her performance and was concerned if I would feel as connected with the storyline in the Drury Lane production. However, I give this one...continued

reviewed Sep 19 2013 report as inappropriate
Review from Jim Heneghan
Red Velvet 43 events 20 reviews

A powerful and personal performance. Well acted and beautifully sung. This is a difficult subject matter but this performance was memorable.

reviewed Sep 01 2013 report as inappropriate
Review from Jim Heneghan
Red Velvet 43 events 20 reviews

I must have loved it....went back again....

reviewed Sep 15 2013 report as inappropriate
Review from Larry Blackstone
Red Velvet 15 events 11 reviews

I have been going to the theater since I was a teenager. I have seen some of the very best shows ever produced. Next To Normal ranks with some of the best shows that I have seen in my lifetime. My son is a psychotherapist and my brother a...continued

reviewed Sep 15 2013 report as inappropriate
Review from Barb
104 events 101 reviews

This is the first time in 3 years that I was assigned seats other than the 2nd to last row at Drury Lane OB and they were great (4th row, ctr). The performers were terrific and the singing was excellent; however, the story was just so-so. I prefer...continued

reviewed Aug 30 2013 report as inappropriate
Review from Barbara
131 events 90 reviews

Very well staged, acted, and sung! I thought that the daughter did and especially touching job although all of the cast was well chosen for their affecting roles. Not in the usual "musical vein" but interesting throughout and we were glad that...continued

reviewed Aug 29 2013 report as inappropriate
Review from Bob Jackson
143 events 69 reviews

An excellent production of a show about a difficult topic. Top notch cast and great performances and singing by all. Some reviewers have said this production in some ways is as good if not better than the Broadway production and after seeing it,...continued

reviewed Sep 07 2013 report as inappropriate
Review from Roberta J. Morris
81 events 57 reviews

There seems something incongruous about a sadly dysfunctional family singing rock music about their lives. Be prepared for a stellar production of a somewhat problematical musical...can you enjoy even the upbeat ending knowing that mental illness...continued

reviewed Aug 31 2013 report as inappropriate
Review from LunchLadyU
50 events 46 reviews

Moving production with an excellent cast. Difficult subject matter.

reviewed Sep 08 2013 report as inappropriate
Review from Barbara LaSpesa
65 events 43 reviews

We saw this production in New York and loved it. The production at Drury Lane was fantastic. We highly recommend it. The cast was superb.

reviewed Aug 31 2013 report as inappropriate
Review from TheatrePatron
71 events 37 reviews

Sondheim-esque modern vehicle dealing with difficult subject matter in a very effective way. excellent performaces and voices, never dull. Something 'not ordinary' for sure.

reviewed Sep 06 2013 report as inappropriate
Review from Dorit
61 events 34 reviews

This play was a surprise. I didn't expect it to be so well done. The singing was outstanding and the story was inspiring. Go see it and have your own experiences.

reviewed Sep 26 2013 report as inappropriate
Review from Gayl Ring
57 events 31 reviews

It was totally different than I expected, even though I knew the topic, it was even more depressing then I expected, especially for a musical. The music was not memorable, but the acting was great, and it was very different, especially for Drury...continued

reviewed Aug 29 2013 report as inappropriate
Review from Stacy Ray Shaffer
40 events 23 reviews

FANTASTIC! Saw the national tour, with Alice Ripley, and I honestly thought this production was better. The father's voice was incredible & everyone else was just perfectly cast. I have middle school age theatre girls, and they loved it too...but...continued

reviewed Aug 24 2013 report as inappropriate
Review from Marge McMahon
49 events 23 reviews

Great vocals, good acting, like a rock musical set to an unusual but interesting and heartwrenching story.

reviewed Sep 19 2013 report as inappropriate
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