Steven Chapin’s Event Journal

Next2normal 110510 v2
Tuesday November 23, 2010 / 8:00pm
Next to Normal
2 tickets
Front Mezzanine

How was your experience?

Clear I hated it I didn't like it It was OK I liked it I loved it!
I really wanted to like this. The show is compelling, the music is wonderful, the staging is great and the cast is obviously talented. BUT...they spent half the night screeching at each other. We were literally cringing during some of the songs, they were screaming so loud. IT WAS LIKE THEY WERE DOING THE WHOLE SHOW LIKE THIS - IN CAPS! NOT EVERY NUMBER HAS TO BE AN OVER THE TOP BRING THE HOUSE DOWN KIND OF THING. Especially in this show, which is so well written and has some wonderfully poignant moments. Bring it down a little. I was planning on seeing this a second time, but I don't want to subject myself again to this over the top screaming match that we watched.

Help others enjoy a great night out

Take the subway! We park for free at N Hollywood and take the red line.