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McLean Community Players Present 'Next to Normal'

Award-winning musical runs through Feb. 16 in McLean.

The McLean Community Players are presenting three-time Tony Award winner "Next to Normal" now through Feb. 16 at the Alden Theater. 

The show is a rock musical about a mother with bipolar disorder and how it affects her suburban family. The show won the Outer Critics' Circle Award for Outstanding Score before heading to Broadway, where it won three Tony Awards and other accolades. 

See the trailer for this musical in the media box above. 

Shows are 8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays (Feb. 8, 9, 15 and 16) and 2 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 10.

Tickets are $20 for adults, $18 for seniors or students, $15 for groups of 10 or more. You can purchase tickets to "Next to Normal" at the Alden Theater online.

The Alden Theater is at the McLean Community Center, 1234 Ingleside Ave.

Did you see the show already? What did you think of it? Let everyone know in the comments! 

John McLean February 06, 2013 at 04:04 AM
Here is what area reviewers are saying about this production: "Next to Normal demands that the characters be portrayed as unflinchingly real, even in the midst of their weirdness and stress and notwithstanding the stylization inherent in a musical. The MCP cast passes this test with flying colors, being utterly believable throughout. " Bob Ashby, Showbizradio.net "It is a story of love, loss, commitment, worth, survival, and hope in the face of darkness. It is a compelling story about what it means to be alive and I strongly recommend that you see the McLean Community Players’ production of this show that won three 2009 Tony Awards and the 2010 Pulitzer Prize for Drama. It is truly outstanding." Kim Moeller, DCMetroTheatreArts.com
Lynne Lawhead February 06, 2013 at 10:13 PM
Fabulous production. The acting in this show is top notch. Incredible lighting and directing. You really should not miss this show - I thought it was better than the one I saw a few years ago at the Kennedy Center.

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