Next to Normal (2016)

Next to Normal is the story of Diana Goodman and her family. Traumatized by the death of her infant son from an undiagnosed intestinal obstruction, Diana has lived with bipolar depressive disorder and delusional episodes for the past seventeen years. The illness has affected everyone in her life, and has nearly torn her family apart on several occasions. With subject matter rendered achingly recognizable by Brian Yorkey, and a dynamic, energetic pop-rock score by Tom Kitt, Next to Normal is a show that enables a small group of actors to showcase powerhouse vocals while exploring pressing contemporary issues of trauma, loss, mental health treatment, and the meaning of family. (Stage Agent)


Diana: Sinead Cristaudo

Dan: Nic Savage

Gabe: Cameron Woodhouse

Natalie: Liz Cooper

Henry: Ethan Taylor

Dr. Fine & Dr. Madden: Tash Atkins

Production Team and Crew

Producer: Matt McEwen

Director: Debbie Zhou

Music Director: Harry Collins

Stage Manager: Hannah Ward

Set / Props Designer: Rebecca Spillane

Costume Designer: Katie Spencer

Technical Manager: Jennifer Jackson

Graphic Designer: Claire Cao

Publicity Manager: Emily Edgar

Photographer: Lily Nguyen

Choreographer: Gemma Clinch

Front of House Manager: Heloise Twomey


Special Thanks

Violin: Daniel Parkee

Cello: Wendy Brawley

Guitar: Eamon Feeney

Bass: Luke Gerber

Percussion: Stuart Rynn

Piano: Harry Collins

UNSW School of the Arts & Media

Creative Practice Lab

Shannan Ely