- $23 for two tickets to the Avon Players production of Next to Normal (up to $46 value)
- Where: Avon Players Theatre
- Seating: best available
- Door time: 30 minutes before showtime
- Ticket values include all fees.
- Click here to view the seating chart
- Friday, May 23 at 8 p.m.
- Saturday, May 24 at 8 p.m.
- Sunday, May 25 at 2 p.m.
The value of this deal is based on regular ticket prices and doesn’t reflect student, senior, or military discounts.
Next to Normal
In this stirring concert edition of the original rock opera, the Goodman family sings of its unraveling behind a façade of normalcy as mother Diana struggles against the danger of her worsening bipolar disorder and the deadening effect of her prescription medication. Her husband, Dan, wants to help Diana cope, but must overcome his own depression, and their overachieving daughter, Natalie, can’t seem to step out of her brother’s shadow. A series of doctors supplies a steady stream of pharmacological solutions, but when the pain reaches as deep as Diana’s, the remedy must come from a truer place. What follows is an exploration of memory, loss, and the way society treats those afflicted with mental illness.
When it first opened on Broadway in 2009, Next to Normal racked up 11 Tony nominations and three wins, including Best Score and Best Orchestrations. In 2010, the play took home the Pulitzer for Drama—joining an exclusive, no-kazoos-allowed club of eight musicals to have earned the honor.
Avon Players has been a cultural and civic mainstay of the City of Rochester Hills before it was even known as City of Rochester Hills. Founded in what was then known as the Avon Township, the non-profit theater group has spread its contagious “Let’s put on a show!” spirit throughout Southeast Michigan since 1947. With a wealth of local talent onstage and behind the scenes, Avon Players mount an average of five elaborately produced shows a year, all featuring special effects, live orchestras, lavish sets, and dazzling lighting. In addition to entertaining the community with a variety of Broadway musicals, British comedies, and award-winning dramas, the Players also mount youth theater productions, which teach budding thespians the craft and how to cook thrown tomatoes into a mean marinara sauce.