Next to Normal Reviews
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Anonymous from Anytown, AT 55555
BEST SHOW ON BROADWAY BY FAR. BYE BYE BILLY
This masterpiece makes you feel every emotion imaginable in ways you thought couldnt be felt. I just went to NYC and saw Next to Normal and Billy Elliot and after viewing both i can fairly say that Next to Normal deserved best musical. The score and plot was so much deeper then Billy Elliot. There was not one weak song in the show. From uptunes like "I'm Alive" to soft ballads like "How Could I Ever Forget" the show just makes you feel the whole time.In addition to the great songs the cast was crack clean.Tony winner Alice Ripley blew up the Booth Theatre in the character Diana which was perfectly portrayed. The loving and caring father, Dan, played by J. Robert Spencer, made you feel for him and the struggles of his family. The two children Natalie (Jennifer Damiano) and Gabe (Kyle Dean Massey) were picture perfect in character and grasping the hearts of the audiance. Henry (Adam Chandler-Berat) was a loving aand dedicated boyfriend whille Lous Hobson plays the 2 doctors perfect. N2N!
Kathy from NY
I loved this new musical. Din't know what to expect and it was a great surprise to enjoy something so fresh and new. Don't miss it - you won't regret seeing it!
Taylor from San Antonio, TX
WORDS FAIL ME...
I would agree with "Kathy"s review of Aug. 5. A highly emotional experience for me. It's a show in which every element seems to work to move the story forward. I'd see it again if I lived in NYC. I would take my mother to see this, but not children under, say, fourteen.
Michael S Prokop, Psychologist from Warren Ohio USA
PSYCH REVIEW 5 STARS
...great heartwarming show which demonstrated the realities of psychoemotional disturbance...inspiring ,insightful,and real...
Nan from pennsylvania
After the death of my little sister years ago, I could only sit there wondering why it wasnt my mom in the same situation. The music, the acting, the stage....awesome!!!! If I go into New York again, I would like to see it for the second time!!! If you go, bring tissues! Would recommend seeing this to everyone!
Guy de Saint-Preux from Berlin, Germany
Endlich mal wieder Show mit einer großartigen (Rock-)Musik, tollen Texten und unter die Haut gehenden Handlung. Und die Darsteller sind hervorragend.
John from Linden, NJ USA
SO TRUE TO LIFE
I just saw the show last night 10/21. I can not tell you how it made me feel to see "my life" on stage. I have suffered from BP and my daughter and wife have been my support system. The dynamics,energery and shear raw emotion captured the life behind closed doors and the public facades. Musically it was amazing, it has been a long time since I have gotten to my feet for a standing ovation. It is a must see for all. It truly shows the audience mental health is a chronic disease and as in any chronic disease it affects an entire family. Thank-you so much for opening the doors to the "Next to Normal" life of so many . Bravo!
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