PRESS RELEASE: THE ZIEGFELD THEATER PRESENTS “NEXT TO NORMAL”

 

AUGUST 23, 2017

 

For Immediate Release

 

THE ZIEGFELD THEATER PRESENTS NEXT TO NORMAL FOR TWO WEEKS ONLY

 

A limited engagement of a deeply moving and timely musical.

September 22 - October 1

OGDEN, UT-August 23, 2017- There Will Be Light. Winner of the Pulitzer Prize and 3 Tony Awards, this new musical explores how one suburban household copes with crisis and mental illness. A deeply moving piece of theater, Next to Normal redefines musicals for a modern audience.

 

Dad's an architect; Mom rushes to pack lunches and pour cereal; their daughter and son are bright, wise-cracking teens, appearing to be a typical American family. And yet their lives are anything but normal because the mother has been battling manic depression for 16 years; but that’s only the beginning of their problems. Next to Normal takes audiences into the minds and hearts of each character, presenting their family's story with love, sympathy and heart.

 

Next to Normal is directed and music directed by Rick Rea and dedicated to Jenessa Bowen, who played the role of Natalie in The Ziegfeld Theater’s production of 2013. Rea will conclude his artistic directorship of the theater with this production, as he moves to New York City opening week.

 

The Ziegfeld Theater continues its fifth season in 2017 with a powerful, musical drama. Under the executive leadership of Caleb Parry and the artistic leadership of Rick Rea, the theater pursues a mission of “Professional Standard, Community Spirit” as it strives to bring quality entertainment to diverse audiences in Northern Utah.

 

The opening performance is Friday, September 22 at 7:30 p.m. Regular performances are 7:30 p.m. Wednesdays through Saturdays, 6:30 p.m. on Sundays, and 2:00 p.m. for Saturday matinees. On opening night, a specially catered Ziegfeld Members Gala will precede the Opening Night Gala. Members Gala begins at 6:00pm; Opening Night Gala for all other ticket holders begins at 6:45pm. 

 

THE ZIEGFELD THEATER PRESENTS

Next to Normal

A suburban family’s story of coping with mental illness

Book and Lyrics by Brian Yorkey

Music by Tom Kitt

 

When: September 22 - October 1

 

OPENING NIGHT / MEMBERS GALA / OPENING GALA

Friday, September 22 / 6:00pm / 6:45pm

 

Performance Schedule

Wednesdays through Saturdays at 7:30 p.m.

Sundays 6:30 p.m.

Saturday matinees at 2:00 p.m.

 

Where: The Ziegfeld Theater, 3934 S. Washington Blvd., Ogden, UT 84403

 

Run Time: Approximately 120 minutes.

 

Content Advisory: Adult language and situations. Parental discretion advised.

 

Box Office: 855-ZIG-ARTS or www.theziegfeldtheater.com

 

Tickets: $17 for children, students and seniors and $19 for adults if purchased online. Tickets no longer available online at 6:30 p.m. the night of the performance (1:00 p.m. for matinees). All tickets are $1 more if purchased at the door.