Following the world premiere of Michael McKeever’s “American Rhapsody” in January, Zoetic Stage, the regional company in residence at the Arsht Center in Miami, tackles Tom Kitt and Brian Yorkey’s Tony and Pulitzer Prize award-winning musical, “Next to Normal,” March 16 – April 9.
The deeply moving story explores how one suburban household copes with crisis and mental illness. “Next to Normal” takes audiences into the minds and hearts of its character, presenting their family’s story with love, sympathy and heart.
Zoetic closes their season, May 4 – 21, with another world premiere, “#Graced” by Vanessa Garcia and directed by Sarah Hughes.
Garcia’s protagonist Catherine is searching for something authentic as she embarks on a "Lewis-and- Clark-esque" trip across America with her new lover and colleague, Lewis. Along the way, they pick up a wayward nun named Rosalie who has just gone through deep loss, meet a queer homeschooled teenager named Blake and rummage through the layers of migration and gender inequity that make up America. As Catherine travels, she comes to more questions than answers about "the real America," her own identity and what authenticity even means anymore.
For tickets and more information, go to ArshtCenter.org.