How does an almost average family navigate today's over-stimulated and over-medicated world? In this darkly funny and haunting new musical, one suburban household confronts its past and its future. With provocative lyrics and an electrifying score, Next to Normal explores how far two parents will go to keep themselves sane and their world intact. Straight from its wildly successful run at New York's Second Stage Theatre, Next to Normal is directed by Michael Greif (Broadway's Rent, Grey Gardens). Ben Brantley of The New York Times said, "Next To Normal is of real value to anyone who cares about the direction and possibilities of the American musical. The show throbs with emotional intensity."