It used to be we’d wait years in Fresno for hot Broadway titles to come to town. Not anymore. StageWorks Fresno has nabbed the rights to produce “Next to Normal,” the acclaimed musical about a woman suffering from bipolar disorder that spawned the catch-phrase “Valium is my favorite color.”
Artistic director Joel Abels tells me the title will replace “Lucky Stiff” on the StageWorks season schedule and will run July 13 – 29, 2012 at the Dan Pessano Theatre.
This is a big coup for StageWorks. I’m sure competition at auditions will be fierce.