Next to Normal | Porthouse Theatre | Kent State University

Next to Normal

The Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award-winning musical comes to life at Porthouse.

July 5 - 21, 2018
Music by Tom Kitt
Book & Lyrics by Brian Yorkey

Winner of multiple 2009 Tony Awards and the 2010 Pulitzer Prize, "Next to Normal" is a powerful exploration of a family's struggles with the effects of mental illness. With music by Tom Kitt and book and lyrics by Brian Yorkey, "Next to Normal" is a rock musical powerhouse that transports audiences into the minds and hearts of the Goodman family as they navigate the ins and outs of bipolar disorder, depression, grief, marriage, and adolescence.

NEXT TO NORMAL is presented through special arrangement with Music Theatre International (MTI). All authorized performance materials are also supplied by MTI.

Performance Dates and Times

Day Date Time Note
Thursday July 5 8:00pm Preview Performance
Friday July 6 8:00pm Opening Night
Saturday July 7 8:00pm  
Sunday July 8 2:00pm  
Tuesday July 10 8:00pm  
Wednesday July 11 8:00pm  
Thursday July 12 8:00pm  
Friday July 13 8:00pm  
Saturday July 14 8:00pm  
Sunday July 15 2:00pm  
Tuesday July 17 8:00pm  
Wednesday July 18 8:00pm  
Thursday July 19 8:00pm  
Friday July 20 8:00pm  
Saturday July 21 8:00pm  



If you are interested in becoming a Porthouse Theatre subscriber, please call the Porthouse Box Office at 330-672-3884 after November 14, 2016 or review the benefits of becoming a subscriber at the link below. Current Porthouse Theatre subscribers will receive renewal packets in mid-November.


Single Tickets

Single tickets for Porthouse's 2018 season go on sale on Tuesday, May 29, 2018 at 11 a.m.

Single tickets can be purchased beginning on that date by calling the Porthouse Box Office at 330-672-3884, online at the link below, or by visiting the Box Office in person in the lobby of Kent State University's Roe Green Center for the School of Theatre and Dance located in the Center for the Performing Arts, 1325 Theatre Drive, Kent, OH 44242.

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