3 years ago

29 July, 2015

Macquarie Musical Society

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Macquarie Musical Society (MacMS)

Next to Normal is a high-octane rock musical following the struggles of Diana, a suburban mother and wife living with mental illness. As the answers to her condition become less clear, so too do the relationships and perceptions of her family, and most importantly - herself.

Winner of 3 Tony Awards, and the Pulitzer Prize for Drama (originally featuring Alice Ripley and Aaron Tveit), the show paints a painful portrait of the Goodman family as Gabe, Dan, and Natalie watch Diana disintegrate amidst Tom Kitt’s incredibly catchy and beautiful score. Featuring songs such as “I’m Alive”, “I am the One”, “Light in the Dark”, “Super Boy and the Invisible Girl”, and “Just Another Day”, Brian Yorkey’s compelling writing tackles the complexity of mental illness on the musical theatre stage with confronting accuracy and substance.

Upon its debut, Next to Normal redefined the perception of what musical theatre could be, and MacMS is proud to present this stunning, ground-breaking work to the Sydney theatre in an exciting and inventive production.


The Lighthouse Theatre is a black box theatre which, complemented by director Jo Finnis’ unique staging, offers a more personal and intimate connection with the shattered life of the Goodman family.

The Lighthouse Theatre is easily accessible from Sydney’s CBD by train, located in walking distance to Macquarie University Station. There is ample parking for drivers around the venue, offered free after 6pm

Please arrive at the theatre by 7:45pm to ensure the show maintains a timely start.


Wed 29th July
Thurs 30th July
Fri 31st July,
Saturday 1st Aug

Tickets may be purchased online in advance at macmspresentsnexttonormal.eventbrite.com.au, or at the door on the night*

Adults $25
Students $20
Members $15

*Please note you will not be guaranteed a ticket when purchasing at the door, as shows often sell out quickly.

Seating is unassigned, however online bookings are automatically offered ‘Priority Seating’, whereby your tickets will be processed first at the door.

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TRIGGER WARNING: This show contains themes associated with mental illness.

For any further information, please contact us at nexttonormal@macms.org or macmsticketbooking@gmail.com