June 9, 2014

Penn State Centre Stage’s ‘Next to Normal’ revises perception of mental illness

Oftentimes, those with mental illness are labeled as being strange, psychotic and depressing. But a new musical sheds a light on bipolar disorder, depicting the illness with a positive message of family, love and strength of spirit. Penn State Centre Stage will present the regional premiere of Tom Kitt and Brian Yorkey’s powerful rock musical “Next to Normal” at Penn State’s Pavilion Theatre through June 14.

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