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SAU Theatre: Next to Normal

September 27, 2018 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm

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An event every week that begins at 2:00pm on Sunday, repeating until October 7, 2018

An event every week that begins at 7:30pm on Thursday, Friday and Saturday, repeating until October 6, 2018

The Southern Arkansas University Theatre will open its new season with the 2010 Pulitzer Prize winning rock musical, Next to Normal.

The show will run September 27-October 7; Thursday-Saturday night shows begin at 7:30 p.m. and the Sunday matinees begin at 2:00 p.m. There will be an actor talk-back following both Saturday night shows.

Tickets can be purchased at the door, online at, or by calling (870) 235-4255. General admission tickets are $17; $12 for SAU faculty and staff & seniors; and $8 for students.

With book and lyrics by Brian Yorkey and music by Tom Kitt, Next to Normal centers around a mother who struggles with worsening bipolar disorder and the effects that her illness and its management have had on her family. The musical also addresses the issues of grief, suicide, drug abuse, ethics in modern psychiatry and the underbelly of suburban life.

The cast includes Emma Walker (Diana Goodman), Joey Kaar (Dan Goodman), Grace Walker (Natalie Goodman), Simon Tursky (Gabriel Goodman), Caleb Russette (Henry), and Bodee Starr (Dr. Fine/Dr. Madden). The play is under the stage direction of Assistant Professor of Dance, Brandon Smith, assisted by SAU Theatre major, Eboni Edwards, and musical direction by Faculty Accompanist, Michael Womack and assisted by Amy Womack.

The show is recommended for audiences over the age of 13 as it contains adult themes, language, and content.

For more information, call (870) 235-4255 or email us at


September 27, 2018
7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
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