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June 2 – 11, 2023

Friday & Saturday at 7:30pm
Saturday & Sunday at 2:00pm

Appropriate for ages 13+


Scottsdale Desert Stages Theatre
Mainstage Production of


Directed by: Chris R Chavez

Music-directed by: Jenn Whiting Adams

An unflinching look at a suburban family struggling with the effects of mental illness.
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.