Next to Normal

Next To Normal

Book and Lyrics by Brian Yorkey and Music by Tom Kitt

January 26- February 18; Previews January 24-25

Get ready for an emotional rollercoaster ride with “Next to Normal”, the groundbreaking musical that explores the highs and lows of a modern-day family struggling with mental illness. With an electrifying rock score and heart-wrenching lyrics, this Tony Award-winning show will leave you on the edge of your seat from start to finish. Follow the Goodman family as they navigate the complexities of love, loss, and mental health in a raw and unforgettable journey that will tug at your heartstrings and leave you with a renewed appreciation for the power of human resilience. Don’t miss the opportunity to experience the show that critics have called “astonishing”, “gripping”, and “powerful”. “Next to Normal” is a musical masterpiece that will stay with you long after the final note.

“A brave, breathtaking musical that pushes Broadway in new directions… raw and honest to the core” – The New York Times

“A work of muscular grace and power. It is much more than a feel-good musical; it is a feel-everything musical” – The Washington Post

“Next to Normal is a cathartic and affecting experience… a rare, brave musical that doesn’t just dare to be dark, but also shines a light on mental illness with honesty, compassion, and even humor” – Entertainment Weekly

“One of the most deeply human productions in recent memory, Next to Normal is a powerful reminder that theater still has the potential to tell stories that touch the heart and move the soul” – Chicago Tribune

“A stunning emotional achievement… electrifying, heart-rending, and ultimately uplifting” – Variety.

Next to Normal

Book and Lyrics by Brian Yorkey and Music by Tom Kitt

On Mainstage: January 26- February 18
Previews January 24-25

 Opening Night Friday: January 26, 2024 at 8:00 p.m.

Wednesdays at 7 p.m. | Thursdays at 7 p.m. | Fridays at 8 p.m.
Saturdays 2 p.m. and  8 p.m. | Sundays at 2 p.m.

Next to Normal

Talkback with Actors:
Sunday, February 4 after the 2 p.m. show

Hippodrome Gainesville FLORIDA

Contact the Box Office (352 375 4477) or email for Accessible Seating 

Parking and Safety Protocols

Content Advisory: 16+/Mature
Despite bouts of humor, content includes difficult themes such as mental illness, grief, and self-destructive behavior. Potential triggers include drug use, self harm, blood, and suicidal thoughts/actions. Other mature content includes some strong language and sexual references.

NEXT TO NORMAL is presented through special arrangement with Music Theatre International (MTI). All authorized performance materials are also supplied by MTI.


Next to Normal in the News

Picture Gallery

Pictures by Michael A. Eaddy

Opening Night