Next to Normal
San Diego Musical Theatre's done a bang-up job with this difficult, often deeply moving rock musical. Diana Goodman is bipolar. As if it's a virus, her family undergoes steep emotional swings as well. Doing some of her best work to date, Bets Malone stars as Diana, ranging from fierce to fragile with commanding ease. And the entire cast does justice to Tom Kitt's deliberately mercurial, you could even say "bipolar" score. Credit to director Mick DeGruccio, musical director Don Le Master, and the designers for making the regional premiere of this Pulitzer Prize-winner such a success.
Ongoing until Sunday, October 12, 2014