The next installment of the Season of Inclusion at the Beverly Arts Center (BAC) will be “Next to Normal.”

The production is a musical that explores mental health and illness through a pop-rock score.

Performances will be staged at the BAC, 2407 W. 111th St., on Thursday, April 16, through Saturday, April 18, at 7:30 p.m., and Sunday, April 19, at 2:30 p.m.

The American musical is directed by Emily Nelson, and it stars Jenna Fawcett, Jake Feeny, Tyler Fromson, Riley Nevin, Gabriella Smurawa and Scott Sowinski.

“Next to Normal,” with book and lyrics by Brian Yorkey and music by Tom Kitt, centers on a mother who struggles with worsening bipolar disorder and the effects that managing her illness have on her family.

“Next to Normal” is one of the most highly acclaimed productions of the 21st century. Its story addresses issues of grief, depression, suicide, drug abuse, ethics in modern psychiatry and the underbelly of suburban life.

The production won the 2010 Pulitzer Prize for Drama and a Tony Award for Best Original Score and for Best Orchestration, as well as a Tony Award nomination for Best Musical.

“Next to Normal” is the third production that explores the value of diversity as part of the BAC Season of Inclusion.

“We’re learning more and more that mental illness plays a big part in our world and can frequently go unnoticed,” said Carly Bishop, organizer of the season and BAC interim director of education. “‘Next to Normal’ was a perfect fit for our theater season because it represents mental illness onstage in an honest and gripping way.”

Tickets to “Next to Normal” are $24, $22 for BAC members.

For more information or tickets, call (773) 445-3838 or visit the website at beverlyartcenter.org.

The next installment of the Season of Inclusion at the Beverly Arts Center (BAC) will be “Next to Normal.” 

The production is a musical that explores mental health and illness through a pop-rock score. 

Performances will be staged at the BAC, 2407 W. 111th St., on Thursday, April 16, through Saturday, April 18, at 7:30 p.m., and Sunday, April 19, at 2:30 p.m.

The American musical is directed by Emily Nelson, and it stars Jenna Fawcett, Jake Feeny, Tyler Fromson, Riley Nevin, Gabriella Smurawa and Scott Sowinski.

“Next to Normal,” with book and lyrics by Brian Yorkey and music by Tom Kitt, centers on a mother who struggles with worsening bipolar disorder and the effects that managing her illness have on her family.

“Next to Normal” is one of the most highly acclaimed productions of the 21st century. Its story addresses issues of grief, depression, suicide, drug abuse, ethics in modern psychiatry and the underbelly of suburban life.

The production won the 2010 Pulitzer Prize for Drama and a Tony Award for Best Original Score and for Best Orchestration, as well as a Tony Award nomination for Best Musical.

“Next to Normal” is the third production that explores the value of diversity as part of the BAC Season of Inclusion.

“We’re learning more and more that mental illness plays a big part in our world and can frequently go unnoticed,” said Carly Bishop, organizer of the season and BAC interim director of education. “‘Next to Normal’ was a perfect fit for our theater season because it represents mental illness onstage in an honest and gripping way.”

Tickets to “Next to Normal” are $24, $22 for BAC members.

For more information or tickets, call (773) 445-3838 or visit the website at

The next installment of the Season of Inclusion at the Beverly Arts Center (BAC) will be “Next to Normal.” 

The production is a musical that explores mental health and illness through a pop-rock score. 

Performances will be staged at the BAC, 2407 W. 111th St., on Thursday, April 16, through Saturday, April 18, at 7:30 p.m., and Sunday, April 19, at 2:30 p.m.

The American musical is directed by Emily Nelson, and it stars Jenna Fawcett, Jake Feeny, Tyler Fromson, Riley Nevin, Gabriella Smurawa and Scott Sowinski.

“Next to Normal,” with book and lyrics by Brian Yorkey and music by Tom Kitt, centers on a mother who struggles with worsening bipolar disorder and the effects that managing her illness have on her family.

“Next to Normal” is one of the most highly acclaimed productions of the 21st century. Its story addresses issues of grief, depression, suicide, drug abuse, ethics in modern psychiatry and the underbelly of suburban life.

The production won the 2010 Pulitzer Prize for Drama and a Tony Award for Best Original Score and for Best Orchestration, as well as a Tony Award nomination for Best Musical.

“Next to Normal” is the third production that explores the value of diversity as part of the BAC Season of Inclusion.

“We’re learning more and more that mental illness plays a big part in our world and can frequently go unnoticed,” said Carly Bishop, organizer of the season and BAC interim director of education. “‘Next to Normal’ was a perfect fit for our theater season because it represents mental illness onstage in an honest and gripping way.”

Tickets to “Next to Normal” are $24, $22 for BAC members.

For more information or tickets, call (773) 445-3838 or visit the website at beverlyartcenter.org.

Editor's note: As of press time, this event is still scheduled. Call ahead to check for changes/cancellation.