Next to Normal

July 27 – August 5, 2018

Next to Normal  holds three 2009 Tony Awards, including Best Musical Score and the 2010 Pulitzer Prize.  This truly remarkable musical takes audiences into the minds and hearts of the characters with love, sympathy and heart.  Book by Brian Yorkey; Music by Tom Kitt; Lyrics by Brian Yorkey.


Friday, July 27, 2018 at 7:30pm (Opening Night Reception)
Saturday, July 28, 2018 at 7:30pm
Sunday, July 29, 2018 at 2:00pm (Post-show Discussion)
Thursday, August 2, 2018 at 7:30pm
Friday, August 3, 2018 at 7:30pm
Saturday, August 4, 2018 at 7:30pm
Sunday, August 5, 2018 at 2:00pm

Venue:  Northfield Arts Guild Theater, 411 Third Street West, Northfield.

Tickets: $18.00 adults, $13.00 seniors/students

Consider joining us for our
Opening Night Show and Reception
or First Sunday Post-Show Discussion

Diana (mom): Michelle Drenth
Gabe (son): Kyle Yetzer
Dan (dad):Kevin Ideker
Natalie (daughter): Greta Jacobson
Henry (boyfriend): Elijah Leer
Madden (doctor):Bryan Reed

Directed by Eric Parrish

Eric E. Parrish is the instructor of music and theater at Minnesota West Community and Technical College in Worthington, MN. He holds a Masters of Music Degree from the University of Northern Colorado and a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Music from Gustavus Adolphus College. Eric has also studied at Indiana University, Middlebury College, Colorado College, Sarasota Opera, and the Wesley Balk Institute.  Additionally, Eric serves as Director of Music at First Lutheran Church in Worthington, MN and has been the conductor for the Worthington Chamber Singers since 2008. As a trained singer, Eric has performed in a variety of settings across Minnesota, South Dakota and Colorado.

Selected stage directing credits include the Steven Dietz play Ten November, the story of the Edmund Fitzgerald; Nine for The Merlin Players; Rent and Jesus Christ Superstar for The Sioux Empire Theater and his original musical Threads of a Community which was performed in 2003 in honor of Medford’s Sesquicentennial Celebration.

Thank you to our production sponsor:

Rob Martin Agency, Farmers Insurance

Many thanks to our 2017-18 Theater Season Sponsors!
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