blueREP cast of Next to Normal

Ateneo Blue Repertory just announced the list of actors for its 28th season finale. After the grueling auditions, blueREP finally completed the Next to Normal cast in addition to Cris Villonco and Jef Flores, as previously reported.

In a post on their social media accounts, blueREP named the circle of 10 who will play the picture-perfect family of six characters in the Pulitzer and Tony Award-winning musical by Tom Kitt and Brian Yorkey (see below).

Diana – Cris Villonco
Dan – Jef Flores
Gabe – Tim Pavino / Adrian Lindayag
Natalie – Jam Binay / Nikki Bengzon
Henry – Davy Narciso / Carlos De Guzman
Dr. Madden/Dr. Fine – Jobim Javier / Jason Tan Liwanag

The 2008 American rock musical with book & lyrics by Yorkey and music by 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.

The show tackles very sensitive issues including mental health, grief, suicide, and drug abuse. It runs from March 6 to 22, 2020

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