Next to Normal has been described as a contemporary musical that explores how one suburban household copes with crisis. With provocative lyrics and an electrifying score of more than 30 original songs, Next to Normal shows how far two parents will go to keep themselves sane and their family´s world intact. Next to Normal recently received five Helen Hayes Award nominations for its Arena Stage engagement, including Outstanding Non-Resident Production, Outstanding Lead Actress in a Non-Resident Production (Alice Ripley), Outstanding Lead Actor in a Non-Resident Production (J.Robert Spencer), and Outstanding Supporting Performer in a Non-Resident Production (Aaron Tveit and Jennifer Damiano). For its sold-out Second Stage Theatre engagement, Next to Normal won the Outer Critics Circle Award for Outstanding New Score and also received the following accolades: Lucille Lortel Award nominations for Outstanding Musical, Outstanding Featured Actor (Aaron Tveit), and Outstanding Lighting Design (Kevin Adams); Drama Desk Award nominations for Outstanding Actress in a Musical (Alice Ripley) and Outstanding Music; Outer Critics Circle Award nominations for Outstanding New Off-Broadway Musical and Outstanding Actress in a Musical (Alice Ripley); and a Drama League nomination for Outstanding Musical, among others.
Disk 1 - Tracks
1 - Prelude - Next to Normal Band 2 - Just Another Day - Louis Hobson 3 - Everything Else - Jennifer Damiano 4 - Who´s Crazy/My Psychopharmacologist and I - Louis Hobson 5 - Perfect for You - Jennifer Damiano 6 - I Miss the Mountains - Alice Ripley 7 - It´s Gonna Be Good - Louis Hobson 8 - He´s Not Here - J. Robert Spencer 9 - You Don´t Know - J. Robert Spencer 10 - I Am The One - Jennifer Damiano 11 - Superboy and the Invisible Girl - Aaron Tveit 12 - I´m Alive - Louis Hobson 13 - Make Up Your Mind/Catch Me I´m Falling - Alice Ripley 14 - I Dreamed a Dance - Aaron Tveit 15 - There´s a World - J. Robert Spencer 16 - I´ve Been - Alice Ripley 17 - Didn´t I See This Movie? - J. Robert Spencer 18 - A Light in the Dark - Louis Hobson
Disk 2 - Tracks
1 - Wish I Were Here - Jennifer Damiano 2 - Song of Forgetting - Jennifer Damiano 3 - Hey #1 - Louis Hobson 4 - Seconds and Years - Louis Hobson 5 - Better Than Before - Aaron Tveit 6 - Aftershocks - Jennifer Damiano 7 - Hey #2 - Louis Hobson 8 - You Don´t Know (Reprise) - J. Robert Spencer 9 - How Could I Ever Forget? - J. Robert Spencer 10 - It´s Gonna Be Good (Reprise) - Jennifer Damiano 11 - Why Stay?/A Promise - J. Robert Spencer 12 - I´m Alive (Reprise) - Aaron Tveit 13 - The Break - Alice Ripley 14 - Make Up Your Mind/Catch Me I´m Falling (Reprise) - Louis Hobson 15 - Maybe (Next to Normal) - Jennifer Damiano 16 - Hey #3/Perfect for You (Reprise) - Jennifer Damiano 17 - So Anyway - Alice Ripley 18 - I Am The One (Reprise) - J. Robert Spencer 19 - Light - Louis Hobson