Drama is an emotional roller coaster

PLAY REVIEW /// ‘Next to Normal’


HANGING ON—Mazie Rudolph and Nick Newkirk star in the Pulitzer Prize-winning musical “Next to Normal,” playing at the Simi Valley Cultural Arts Center. Courtesy of Jon Neftali Photography

After seeing “Next to Normal,” Tom Kitt and Brian Yorkey’s “feel everything” musical, one comes away with the feeling that “loss” might just be the saddest word in the English language.

The Simi Valley Cultural Arts Center’s current production of the Pulitzer Prize-winning musical demonstrates this and mo...

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