Next to Normal

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Next to Normal is a groundbreaking and emotionally powerful contemporary musical that delves into the complexities of a family’s struggle with mental illness.


The story centers around Diana Goodman, a mother grappling with bipolar disorder and the effect her illness and its management have had on her family.

The musical explores themes of grief, depression, ethics in modern psychiatry, and the undercurrents of family life, presented through an electrifying rock score.

About the show

Songs from Next to Normal

  1. Prelude
  2. Just Another Day
  3. Everything Else
  4. Who’s Crazy / My Psychopharmacologist and I
  5. Perfect for You
  6. I Miss the Mountains
  7. It’s Gonna Be Good
  8. He’s Not Here
  9. You Don’t Know
  10. I Am the One
  11. Superboy and the Invisible Girl
  12. I’m Alive
  13. Make Up Your Mind / Catch Me I’m Falling
  14. I Dreamed a Dance
  15. There’s a World
  16. I’ve Been
  17. Didn’t I See This Movie?
  18. A Light in the Dark
  19. Wish I Were Here
  20. Song of Forgetting
  21. Hey #1
  22. Seconds and Years
  23. Better Than Before
  24. Aftershocks
  25. Hey #2
  26. You Don’t Know (Reprise)
  27. How Could I Ever Forget?
  28. It’s Gonna Be Good (Reprise)
  29. Why Stay? / A Promise
  30. I’m Alive (Reprise)
  31. The Break
  32. Make Up Your Mind / Catch Me I’m Falling (Reprise)
  33. Maybe (Next to Normal)
  34. Hey #3 / Perfect for You (Reprise)
  35. So Anyway
  36. I Am the One (Reprise)
  37. Light