Tonight is the opening night of the Adirondack Theatre Festival's production of Next to Normal directed by Mark Fleischer, ATF's Artistic Producing Director. The Cast includes Broadway's Sarah Litzsinger as Diana, and Bret Shuford as Dr. Madden. Other Cast members include Billy Clark Taylor as Dan, Mandy Leigh Thompson as Natalie, Brett Stoelker aa Gabe and Noah Zachary as Henry.
NEXT TO NORMAL is the Pulitzer Prize winning musical that focuses on the subject of Mental Illness and it's effects on a family. Experience the "feel-everything" musical that took Broadway by storm. With powerful lyrics and a distinctive rock-n-roll pulse, this intense, emotional and ultimately hopeful musical makes a direct grab for the heart with its story of a family trying to take care of themselves and each other. (contains mature themes and language). WINNER OF THE PULITZER PRIZE (2010)
Sarah Lizsinger owns the distinction of being the longest running Belle in Beauty and the Beast on Broadway. Other Broadway credits include, Les Miserables, and Amour. You can Follow Sarah Litzsinger on twitter @sarahlitzsinger
Bret Shuford made his Broadway debut in Chitty Chitty Bang Bang, and also was in the Broadway Company of Beauty and the Beast, as well as the original cast of the Little Mermaid. Bretshuford.com You can follow Bret on Twitter @Bretshuford
Adirondack Theatre Festival (ATF) is a professional not-for-profit summer theatre located in Glens Falls, NY. ATF strives to challenge, entertain, and nourish its audience through the development and production of new and contemporary musicals and plays. This relationship engages the community as audience members and participants in workshops, discussions, and educational programming. Atfestival.org
ATF's production of NEXT TO NORMAL runs July 6 – 7 & July 11 – 14 at 7:30 pm July 11 at 2:00 pm at The Charles R. Wood Theater in Glens Falls, NY
Music by Tom Kitt Book and Lyrics by Brian Yorkey Directed by Mark Fleischer Music Direction by Matthew Aument Choreography/Associate Direction by Carlos Encinias David Esler (Sets), Matthew Miller (Lighting), Caitlin Headley (Costumes), Bryan Rothrock (Sound), Stephanie Klapper (Casting)
Original Broadway Production Produced by David Stone, James L. Nederlander, Barbara Whittman, Patrick Catullo and Second Stage Theatre.