Denver is a city that often attracts the best in entertainment, whether it is sports or concerts. Their theater scene is
also thriving, thanks to a variety of top-notch venues. One of the shows that has been earning accolades from critics around
the world is Next to Normal. This
show is sure to win the approval of audiences in Denver as well.
Every family has secrets. Some secrets, though are deeper than others. Diana is a mother who at first glance seems the
normal housewife with a teenage son and a teenage daughter. As the story develops, though, it becomes clear that Diana suffers
from mental illness and although her daughter is real, her son actually passed away as an infant and only lives through her
Mental illness isn't something that simply affects one member of a family. Diana's illness threatens to rip her family
apart around every turn, as each family member is dealing with their own set of issues in light of her mental issues. Tom
Kitt and Brian Yorkey are the creators of Next to Normal, and they were each awarded a Pulitzer Prize for the theater show
along with Tony Awards.
Next to Normal has enough drama as simply a play, but it adds another level of interest by adding musical numbers. Whether
you normally like theatrical dramas or catchy musicals, Next to Normal is a show
worth checking out, since it blends the two. Gather your group and head out to Next to Normal when it comes to Denver.