We just got confirmation that “Next to Normal” will be Ateneo Blue Repertory’s next production. It will be the student theater group’s 28th Season Finale which will run from March 5 to 22, 2020

Fresh from the success of “Bring It On”, in November, blueREP will bravely stage this show that tackles sensitive topics including mental health, drug abuse, depression, suicide, and divorce.

The Original Broadway cast’s Tony Performance

The 2008 American rock musical with book & lyrics by Brian Yorkey and music by Tom Kitt centers on a mother with worsening bipolar disorder that affects her family and their relationships with each other. It won several awards including 3 Tony’s: Best Original Score, Best Orchestration, and Best Performance by a Leading Actress in a Musical for Alice Ripley.

blueREP is still to finalize the casting but we do know that they will be joined by professional theater actors for the roles of Diana and Dan. They will announce that together with the creative team very soon so stay glued to PalabasTayo for updates.

Incidentally, the student theater group also posted that they are looking to cast the younger roles, Gabe, Natalie, Henry, as well as Dr. Madden. They advised that whoever wants to be part of the show should be aware and prepared for the heavy themes in the material. Check out the gallery below for the role details and audition requirements:

For more information, contact Ateneo Blue Repertory.

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