Audio described performance of Next to Normal rock musical in Perth

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Wednesday, 14 October 2015 11:00am

The Black Swan State Theatre Company will be presenting an audio described musical theatre production at the State Theatre Centre of Western Australia on Saturday 14 November.

Next to Normal: Diana Goodman lighting a candle on a cake whilst her husband Dan points a small fire extinguisher towards it.

Next to Normal, being performed for the first time in Perth, is a Pulitzer and Tony Award-winning production that has been performed on Broadway and has been described as “an electrifying rock musical of familial proportions”. The cast includes Shannen Alyce, Rachael Beck, James Bell, Michael Cormick, Brendan Hanson and Joel Horwood.

The synopsis of the nearly three-hour long production is described as follows:
“Diana Goodman, loving wife and mother wants nothing more than for her husband Dan and their two children to get along like one big happy family. But in a seemingly perfect suburban neighbourhood, their struggles, like most families, are anything but normal. They test and mock each other at every turn – but how are they meant to cope when one of them suffers from hallucinations?”

“Filled with music, fun and pathos, this play revolutionised the genre and is the most critically acclaimed musical since Rent.”

“Featuring songs like “My Psychopharmacologist and I”, “Didn't I See This Movie?”, and “Superboy and The Invisible Girl”, this world-class production is the prescription you need for the ultimate in contemporary music entertainment.”

How to reserve seats to an audio described performance

Ticket sales for the audio described performance close on Wednesday 11 November 2015. It is important to inform your booking agent that audio description will be required. To book your tickets, please contact the State Theatre Centre Box Office on (08) 6212 9292 or email

Patrons are requested to arrive at least 30 minutes prior to the performance in order to collect their equipment and be comfortably seated before the audio description commences.

If you have any questions about the audio description service please contact Ashlee Karpinczyk on (08) 6212 9200 or email

More information can be found in the email flyer issued by  the Perth Theatre Trust.

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