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Next To Normal: Roundtown Players


CIRCLEVILLE – Roundtown Players’ opens with Next to Normal this Saturday, May 11th. Per the RTP website,
“Dad’s an architect; Mom rushes to pack lunches and pour cereal; their daughter and son are bright, wise-cracking teens, appearing to be a typical American family. And yet their lives are anything but normal because the mother has been battling manic depression for 16 years. Next to Normal takes audiences into the minds and hearts of each character, presenting their family’s story with love, sympathy and heart.”

Directed by Ernest Drew Herman, this small and powerful cast presents Next to Normal’s beautiful yet heavy story with the intensity it deserves, presenting a realistic look at mental health and the therapies that are sometimes utilized as a means to alleviate its more intense symptoms. Audience members should note that this production is not suitable for children as it contains the following:
-heavy language
-teenage drug use and abuse
-suicide attempt

Cast, Crew, Band list:
Megan McCune – Diane Goodman
Keith West – Dan Goodman
Carrie Love – Natalie Goodman
Holden Evans – Gabe Goodman
Ben Smallwood – Henry
Dale Clay – Dr. Madden/Dr. Fine
Drew Herman – Director
Laura Lewis – Assistant Director
Tahrea Maynard – Music Director
Rachael Lynch – Band Director
John Neff – Piano
Adam Dominick – Guitar
Dale Clay – Bass
Kay Newman – Violin
Harrison Poor – Drums
Please note that this production’s show dates are different than RTP’s regular Friday-Sunday run. Show dates are as follow:
May 11 7:30
May 12 2:30
May 17 7:30
May 18  2:30 and 7:30