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Front Porch Theatricals
Front Porch Theatricals

Next to Normal (2012) with Carrnivale Theatrics

 

          Next to Normal was Carrinvale’s fourth production and first production in association with Front Porch Theatricals.  Bruce Smith and Leon Zionts signed on as co-producers with Justin Fortunato and Bob Neumeyer once again as director and musical director.  The show, which played at The New Hazlette Center for Performing Arts June 22nd to July 1st 2012, once again focused on the bigger picture behind the theme of the musical.  Next to Normal follows a typical American family, focusing on Diana, a housewife struggling with mental illness.  Carrnivale and Front Porch involved the Pittsburgh community in different ways, including hosting post-show talk-backs with mental health professionals and the cast.

 

Read some reviews here:

Pittsburgh Post Gazette

City Paper

Tribune