Ma-Anne Dionisio in NEXT TO NORMAL. Photo by Dahlia Katz

April 30, 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 directed an exhilarating new production of this favourite contemporary musical.

★★★/4 STARS! – “Powerfully Original” – Ma-Anne Dionisio is “Marvellous”! —The Globe & Mail

David Mirvish presents The Musical Stage Company production





Philip Akin

musical staging

Tracey Flye

music director

Lily Ling


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

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 manager

Patrick Lavender

apprentice production manager

Jen Cooper

stage manager

AJ Laflamme

assistant stage manager

Kate Sandeson

community consultant

Michael Rosenbluth,  MD
Chief, Department of Psychiatry, Toronto East General Hospital



CAA Theatre

All performances will take place at the CAA Theatre located at 
651 Yonge Street, Toronto ON M4Y 1Z9



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.

Marquee Program Sponsor for NEXT TO NORMAL

Producing Patrons

Linda & Chris Montague


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