Next to Normal


Next to Normal

Starring Bryan Putnam, Katherine Vernon, Max Korn, Taylor Hamlet, Patrick Basquill and George Domby

Directed by Justin Smith

Music Directed by Chiaki Ito

Choreography by Kevin Lee-y Green

SHOW DATES:  March 22-25, March 30-April 1, April 6-8 and 13-15.

All show times are at 8pm.

Ticket prices:  $22/$20/$18

Student & Senior discounts available.

Student discount available with valid, unexpired ID.  To qualify for student discount, you will have to call to make reservations.

TICKETS:  Click here or (910) 264-2602

ABOUT THE SHOW: NEXT TO NORMAL is the acclaimed, groundbreaking musical "that pushe[d] Broadway in new directions" (Rolling Stone). With a thrilling contemporary score, NEXT TO NORMAL is an emotional powerhouse of a musical about a family trying to take care of themselves and each other.

Cast of Next to Normal

Bryan Putnam (Dan) - An NYC based performer, composer and playwright Bryan has performed all over the country in roles such as Leading Man Adam in Seven Brides for Seven Brothers, Jasper in Drood, Dr. Neville Craven and Albert Lennox in The Secret Garden, Kodaly in She Loves Me, Jigger in Carousel, Christian in Cyrano de Bergerac, Delmount in The Miss Firecracker Contest, El Gallo in The Fantasticks, Cinderella's Prince/ Wolf in Into The Woods. Thrilled to be returning to the Wilmington stage, previous City Stage shows include Riff-Raff in The Rocky Horror Show Bobby in Company and Dr. Parker in Bat Boy, The Musical. Bryan's musical, The ToyMaker enjoyed a critically successful run in NYC in 2009, and more recently garnered a 'best original score' award at The West Village Musical Theatre Festival. 

Katherine Vernon (Diana) Katherine has been performing in Wilmington for over 15 years. Previous roles include M'Lynn in "Steel Magnolias", Joy Gresham in "Shadowlands", Nan/Lina in "Three Days of Rain", Mrs. Walker in "The Who's Tommy", Mae in "Reefer Madness: The Musical", and the Witch in "Into the Woods". She is thrilled to be playing yet another unstable whirlwind/tormented mother. Huge thanks to Justin and Chiaki for this amazing role and to the rest of the cast for being awesome. And of course, thanks as always to her husband, Alex, for his love and support and for putting up with the crazy she sometimes brings home from rehearsal.

Taylor Hamlet (Natalie) Taylor has been performing in musicals since she was 8 years old.  She has performed in numerous productions with Thalian’s “TACT” theater, The Upper Room Theater and middle school productions. She has been a member of the Wilmington Girls Choir 2008-2011. First Baptist Church youth praise band 2009-2012. First Presbyterian Church choir 2010-2011. Taylor has taken piano with Joanne Guttman 2006-2011. Taylor loves to read, travel, tutor and participate in mission projects. She is so excited to performing in her first City Stage Production.

George Domby (Dr. Fine/Dr. Madden) George is incredibly happy to be making his City Stage debut, and to be making his first appearance on a Wilmington stage since moving here from New York City in 2006. He has a Bachelor of Music in Voice Performance from The Ohio State University, and a Master’s from Baylor University. He would like to thank Chiaki and Justin for this wonderful opportunity, and Bruce for his tireless patience and support throughout this production. "Thanks also to this amazing cast for making me feel so welcome. You guys rock!”

Max Korn (Gabriel) Max is enraptured to return to City Stage so soon! A 2010 graduate of Elon University’s B.F.A. Musical Theater program, he recently performed as Melchior in City Stage’s production of Spring Awakening. Other recent credits include Tim Cratchit in Tim and Scrooge (Open Space Café Theater), Gordon/Roger u/s in Rent (City Stage), and Bobby in Company (CPCC). He would like to thank Justin and Chiaki for jump-starting his 2012 with amazing opportunities, and his wonderful Korntourage for the endless supply of love, support, and leftovers!

Patrick Basquill (Henry) Patrick is glad to be back at City Stage working on such an awesome show with such an electrifying cast. He was last seen as Georg (Spring Awakening), other credits include Romeo (Romeo and Juliet), and Gaston (Beauty and the Beast).  He would like to thank Chiaki, and Justin for the chance to be in this amazing show. He is glad to be doing another show with his chief yodeling coach, and master goat wrangler Max. Join me for a glass of YooHoo after the show. It's gonna be electric eel! Let's do this!