The Santa Monica College Theatre Arts Department will present “Next to Normal” Dec. 5-14 at the Theatre Arts Main Stage on the SMC main campus, 1900 Pico Blvd., Santa Monica.
Told through a contemporary rock musical, “Next to Normal” explores a mother’s struggle with mental illness and its effects on her whole family.
As we follow her unpredictable journey, a loved one reappears in a most unusual way, and grief, tears, joy, and happiness are all met along the rocking rocky road.
“Next to Normal” – with music by Tom Kitt and book and lyrics by Brian Yorkey – was awarded the 2010 Pulitzer Prize for Drama.
Show times are 8 pm on Friday, Dec. 5 and 12, and on Saturday, Dec. 6 and 13. Matinees are at 2 pm on Saturday, Dec. 13, and on Sunday, Dec. 7 and 14. A preview will be held at 8 pm on Thursday, Dec. 4.
Advance tickets are $20 ($17 for seniors and SMC students with current ID), plus a service charge, and can be purchased by going to www.smc.edu/eventsinfo or by calling 310.434.4319.
Tickets are $3 higher at the door. Preview tickets are $10. Parking is free on Friday evenings and weekends.