Dad's an architect; Mom rushes to pack lunches and pour cereal; their daughter and son are bright, wise-cracking teens, appearing to be a typical American family. And yet their lives are anything but normal because Mom has been battling manic depression for 16 years. Next to Normal takes audiences into the minds and hearts of each character, presenting their family's story with compassion, depth and humor.

Next to Normal, with book and lyrics by Brian Yorkey and a rock-infused musical score by Tom Kitt, explores how one suburban household copes with mental illness, and was the winner of three 2009 Tony Awards, including Best Musical Score, and the 2010 Pulitzer Prize. Next to Normal, the inaugural YMTC+ Production, will feature a cast of YMTC professional alumni and teaching artists, and will be directed by award-winning Bay Area director Susannah Martin, with musical direction by David Möschler.

Show Run: May 4 - 13, 2018


Friday, 5/4, 7:30 p.m.
Saturday, 5/5, 7:30 p.m.
Sunday, 5/6, 2:00 p.m.
Thursday, 5/10, 7:30 p.m.
Friday, 5/11, 7:30 p.m.
Saturday, 5/12, 2:00 p.m.
Saturday, 5/12, 7:30 p.m.
Sunday, 5/13, 2:00 p.m.

El Cerrito High School Performing Arts Theater, 540 Ashbury Avenue, El Cerrito.

Thursday, May 3, 7:30pm.
Cash/credit at the door; open seating.
Box office will open at 6:30pm.

PLEASE NOTE:  NEXT TO NORMAL portrays adult subject matter, and contains strong language, and is not recommended for children.


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YMTC's 3rd Annual Musical Fundraiser

an evening of:

wine, cheese, dessert, and song
performances by YMTC students
sneak previews from our 2018-19 season

Saturday, May 19, 2018

7:00pm - 10:00pm

at the home of Lulu & Scott Braunstein

1261 Redwood Lane, Lafayette

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