DuBois, PA – Next to Normal, an award-winning rock musical about mental health, opens tonight at the Reitz Theater in DuBois.

Jason Valentine, the director of the show, says although mental illness generally isn’t the most comfortable topic, the musical makes it surprisingly relatable.

The story focuses on a mother who struggles with worsening bipolar disorder and the effects it has on her family.

This show contains mature themes and language.

The show opens tonight at 7:30 and continues with another show at 7:30 tomorrow, then a Sunday matinee at 2.

Next to Normal will also be performed at the Reitz Theater next week, Feb. 14, 15, and 16.

Before the Feb. 8 performance, come to the Reitz Theater at 6:30 for special food samples from The Gateway Cafe.

The Feb. 9 performance will have a sign language interpretation.

Tickets are $15. You can purchase tickets online at www.ReitzTheater.com, at Ace Hardware in DuBois, or by visiting the Reitz Theater Box Office which one hour prior to each show.

The cast: Amanda Braunns as Diana Goodman, Jason Valentine as Dan Goodman, Rachel Duke as Natalie, Thomas Hibbert as Gabe, Zachary Coudriet as Henry, and Andrew Benson in a dual role Dr. Fine and Dr. Madden.

Check out the Reitz Theater website for more information, along with their Facebook page.

Listen to the full interview with Amanda Braunns and Jason Valentine.

Next to Normal Reitz

Next To Normal preview

Next up on the Reitz Theater stage is the Tony and Pulitzer Award winning musical "Next to Normal." We are one week into rehearsals and though we would share a clip of one of the songs "I am the One" featuring Jason Valentine, Amanda Braunns and Thomas Hibbert. The show opens on February 8, and tickets and more infor are available at www.reitztheater.com.

Posted by Reitz Theater of CRI on Sunday, January 6, 2019

Superboy and the Invisible Girl

A little preview of the show-stopping number Superboy and The Invisible Girl from upcoming musical Next to Normal at Reitz Theater of CRI opening in a little over a week. This intriguing show won both a Tony Award and a Pulitzer Prize a decade ago, and you have to see it to understand why. These fantastic voices are only a part of the cast of this show that are sure to move you. Tickets available at www.reitztheater.com.Featured are Tom Hibbert and Rachel Duke.

Posted by Reitz Theater of CRI on Wednesday, January 30, 2019

"I Miss the Mountains" from Next to Normal

"I Miss the Mountains" from next to normal., sung by Amanda Braunns. A 2010 Pulitzer Prize and 2009 Tony Award winning American rock musical, next to normal. explores how one suburban household copes with crisis and mental illness. next to normal takes audiences into the minds and hearts of each character, presenting their family's story with love, sympathy and heart. **This show contains mature themes and language.Opens Friday Feb 8 7:30PM, runs through February 16.

Posted by Reitz Theater of CRI on Thursday, January 31, 2019

Next To Normal Cast Into Video

Over the next few days the cast members of Next to Normal will be introducing themselves and their characters. Here is Rachel Duke, who plays the role of the daugher Natalie. Tickets and more details are available at www.reitztheater.com #nexttonormal #n2n

Posted by Reitz Theater of CRI on Monday, February 4, 2019

Andrew Benson’s introduction of his character “Dr. Madden/ Dr. Fine” in the upcoming production of #nexttonormal at the Reitz Theater, opens on Friday! Tickets and more information available at www.reitztheater.com

Posted by Reitz Theater of CRI on Tuesday, February 5, 2019

Next to Normal opens Friday! Get your tickets now at www.reitztheater.com. Here is director and cast member Jason Valentine introducing his character Dan Goodman. Also, save 20% on tickets from now until Friday’s curtain with the code “n2nDan” when you checkout online. See you at the show!

Posted by Reitz Theater of CRI on Wednesday, February 6, 2019

Here is Zachary Coudriet introducing “Henry” in the upcoming production of Next To Normal. Use the promo code “N2NHenry” to save 20% on your tickets from now until curtain on Friday!

Posted by Reitz Theater of CRI on Wednesday, February 6, 2019