Next to Normal is an award-winning contemporary rock musical with book and lyrics by Brian Yorkey, and music by Tom Kitt. Winner of three 2009 Tony Awards and the 2010 Pulitzer Price, Next to Normal explores the story of a suburban family learning to cope with crisis, memory, and grief as Diana, the mother, is diagnosed with bipolar disorder. Diana struggles through a series of invasive medical treatments while attempting to remain stable with her depressed husband, her anxious teenage daughter, and above all, her elusive son, who is always on her mind. The show addresses mental health issues such as bipolar disorder, depression, suicide, grief, and drug abuse. Next to Normal gives a musical and artistic voice to those whose stories have not yet been represented onstage.