Depending on your perspective, rock music and psychiatric disorders may or may not seem like a natural pairing. But the musical Next to Normal has meshed them to great success, earning three Tonys and a Pulitzer. Written by Issaquah native Brian Yorkey, the story centers on a suburban mother with bipolar disorder and the effects the disease has on her family. Local actress Marya Sea Kaminski (winner of Seattle mag’s 2007 Spotlight Award) stars in this nuanced and edgy treatment of mental illness.
February 8-March 2