Photo Flash: Two Muses Theatre's NEXT TO NORMAL Raises Funds for Common Ground

Two Muses Theatre, West Bloomfield's newest non-profit professional theatre is partnering with Common Ground to raise funds for youths, adults and families in crisis. Common Ground representative will speak at the NEXT TO NORMAL Red Carpet Opening Night Event on June 7. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below!

The Pulitzer Prize-winning musical, Next to Normal (music by Tom Kitt, Book and Lyrics by Brian Yorkey) centers on what appears, at first glance, to be a typical American family with two parents and two bright, wise-cracking teens. And yet their lives are anything but normal, because the mother has been battling manic depression for 16 years. Though the show has moments of deep emotion, it's not a "downer" of an evening-there are flashes of humor, surprise elements and an uplifting and hopeful ending. It is recommended for mature audiences, teens and up.

Two Muses Theatre will donate $1 from each ticket purchase to Common Ground. Advance tickets are available for $23 for adults and $18 for students and senior citizens, and can be purchased at or by calling 248.850.9919. Tickets are also available at the door for an additional $2. The Two Muses Theatre space inside the West Bloomfield Barnes & Noble, 6800 Orchard Lake Road, West Bloomfield, MI.

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The cast of Next to Normal (Richard Payton, Nathan Larkins, John DeMerell, Diane Hill, Aubrey Fink, Rusty Daugherty) sings "There will be light"

Dan (played by John DeMerell) hears startling news from his wife Diana (played by Diane Hill)

Dr. Madden (played by Richard Payton) is watched by Gabe (Nathan Larkins) as the doctor gives advice to his patient, Diana (Diane Hill)

Natalie (played by Aubrey Fink) wants reassurance about her relationship with her boyfriend, Henry (played by Rusty Daugherty)

Gabe (played by Nathan Larkins) is Superboy to Natalie's (played by Aubrey Fink) Invisible Girl

Dan (John DeMerell) and Diana (Diane Hill) worry that they may not be making the right medical decision.

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