Ma-Anne Dionisio. Photo by Dahlia Katz


David Mirvish presents The Musical Stage Company production of Next to Normal

April 26, 2019 – May 19, 2019

Winner of three Tony Awards and the 2010 Pulitzer Prize for Drama, Next to Normal explores a suburban household affected by mental illness. With a gripping story and a surging contemporary rock score, Next to Normal is a raw depiction of a family in crisis trying to overcome the past.

Starring internationally acclaimed Ma-Anne Dionisio (Miss Saigon, Les Misérables) and featuring a powerhouse ensemble of Canada’s top performers, Dora Award-winner Philip Akin directs an exhilarating new production of this favourite contemporary musical.

Music by Tom Kitt
Book and Lyrics by Brian Yorkey
Next to Normal is presented through special arrangement with Music Theatre International (MTI).
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“A brave, breathtaking musical.”

The New York Times

"Rock is alive and rolling like thunder in Next To Normal. An emotional powerhouse."

Rolling Stone

"An impressive achievement, a heartfelt entertainment"

Associated Press

Production History

Ran April 26, 2019 – May 19, 2019 at the CAA Theatre (formerly the Panasonic) 651 Yonge Street, Toronto.


Troy Adams – Dan Goodman
Brandon Antonio – Gabe Goodman
Nathan Carroll – Henry
Ma-Anne Dionisio –  Diana Goodman
Louise Pitre  – Doctor Madden
Stephanie Sy –  Natalie Goodman


Director – Philip Akin
Musical Staging – Tracey Flye
Music Director – Lily Ling
Set & Lighting Designer – Steve Lucas
Sound Designer – Michael Laird
Costume Designer – Alex Amini
Assistant to the Music Director & Conductor – David Terriault
Apprentice Director – Sabryn Rock
Production Mananger – Patrick Lavender
Apprentice Production Manager – Jen Cooper
Stage Manager – AJ Laflamme
Assistant Stage Manager – Kate Sandeson

WINNER of 3 Tony® Awards
WINNER of the 2010 Pulitzer Prize for Drama