Clearwater Theatre Company Presents NEXT TO NORMAL, Now thru June 17

Clearwater Theatre Company Presents NEXT TO NORMAL, Now thru June 17

Clearwater Theatre Company presents Next to Normal, the Pulitzer Prize winning musical by Tom Kitt and Brian Yorkey. Next to Normal will be playing at the Tarragon Theatre, 30 Bridgman Ave, Toronto, at Bathurst and Dupont.

Ticket prices are $15 for the preview performance, $25 for general admission and $20 for students, seniors and arts workers. Tickets may be purchased in person at the Tarragon Theatre Box Office, by phone at 416-531-1827, by email at boxoffice@tarragontheatre.com, or online at http://tickets.tarragontheatre.com. $12 Rush Tickets available for Friday night and Sunday matinee performances.

Nominated for 11 Tony Awards, Next to Normal is a groundbreaking contemporary musical about a family in crisis struggling for normalcy.

This raw and stripped down production will run at the Tarragon Theatre Extra Space with a powerhouse cast, and the result
is an intensely personal, intentionally intimate experience. Powerfully emotional and ultimately hopeful, the show is accompanied by a rock band comprised of Piano, Guitar, Bass, Cello, Violin and Percussion. It’s an honest and brave account of a mother’s search for wellness and how her illness affects her family.

THE CAST:

Kathryn Akin - Diana: Akin's theatre credits span both sides of the Atlantic. Canadian main stage performances include the Shaw Festival, the Grand Theatre, the NAC, YPT, MTC and most recently at the Royal Alex in the Mirvish Production of CALENDAR GIRLS. She also performed for over a decade in Britain. UK credits include many West End shows, and plays at theatres such as the Bristol Old Vic, the Traverse, Dundee Rep, The Menier and the Lyric Hammersmith. She will be reprising the role of Diana in NEXT TO NORMAL in the Theatre Calgary/ Citadel co-production later this year.

Jay Davis - Dan: Davis was last seen in Toronto in "I Love You Because" at the Toronto Centre for the Performing Arts and Living With Henry at the Factory Theatre in January 2012. Other credits include the Dora award winning production Assassins,"Best of Fringe" production of Just East of Broadway, Tick Tick Boom, The War Show, Miss Saigon, Jesus Christ Superstar, She Loves Me, Dracula, Little Woman, Little Shop of Horrors, Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, The Full Monty, and Evita.

Sara Farb - Natalie: Favourite theatre credits: The Passion of Adele Hugo (Eastern Front Theatre, Merritt award nominee -- outstanding lead actress), Lavender Blue (Smile Theatre), The Sisters Rosensweig (Harold Green Jewish Theatre Company), Wizard of Oz (YPT), A Midsummer Night's Dream (Canadian Stage), Edges: A Song Cycle (Acting Up Stage), Songs For a New World (Rose Theatre), Oliver! (Mirvish), Jane Eyre (Mirvish).

Adrian Marchuk - Dr. Madden/Dr. Fine: Adrian was most recently seen as Fabrizio in the Vancouver production of The Light in the Piazza, a role he will reprise this fall at Persephone Theatre. Before that, he played Frankie Valli in the Toronto and Las Vegas companies of Jersey Boys. Adrian is on faculty at Randolph Academy and Sheridan College

Andre Morin - Henry: A recent grad of George Brown Theatre School, Andre composed and directed the music for Iana Theatre's production of 'Tweed: A New Canadian Musical'. Credits include Malcolm in The Full Monty, Moonpath Productions; The Dodger in Oliver! and Nana in Peter Pan at the Stirling Festival Theatre; and Young Aleck Bell in Aleck Bell with Iana Theatre.

James Daly - Gabe: James Daly has just completed his first year of training at The National Theatre School of Canada. Hailing from St John’s, Newfoundland, credits include: Link Larkin (Hairspray), Gilbert Blythe (Anne of Green Gables), and John Darling (Peter Pan). He performed with Rising Tide Theatre during their last season.

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