Ma-Anne Dionisio. Photo by Adam Rankin.

April 26, 2019 -
May 19, 2019

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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.

“A brave, breathtaking musical.”
-The New York Times

David Mirvish presents The Musical Stage Company production





Philip Akin


Ma-Anne Dionisio (Diana)




Single tickets for Next to Normal will be on-sale in the Summer of 2018. Musical Stage Company donors will receive a one-week presale prior to the public on-sale.

Off-Mirvish Series:

Next to Normal is part of the 2018-19 Off-Mirvish Series, along with two other cutting-edge, adventurous new productions. To learn more or to book an Off-Mirvish Subscription visit


CAA Theatre

Performances are at the CAA Theatre, 651 Yonge Street (formerly the Panasonic Theatre).



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

– Rolling Stone

An impressive achievement, a heartfelt entertainment

– Associated Press


Frequently Asked Questions

What is the running time of the show? 2 hours and 20 minutes

Is there an intermission? Yes

What is the recommended age for children? This show is appropriate for children of all ages, but is best suited for children 13+.

What is the seating procedure for latecomers? Latecomers will be seated at an appropriate time.

Is the theatre wheelchair accessible? Yes, please make sure you inform the box office when purchasing your tickets so the necessary arrangements and seating location can be arranged.

Do I need to purchase tickets in advance? If the performance isn’t sold out, there will be tickets for sale at the Box Office before the curtain. However, we highly suggest purchasing tickets beforehand to avoid disappointment.

What is the ticket refund/exchange policy? There are no refunds or exchanges.

Is presented through special arrangement with Music Theatre International (MTI). All authorized performance materials are also supplied by MTI.