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Oceanside Theatre’s Risk Pays Off With ‘Next To Normal’ Musical

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Pam Kragen – Over the past few years, Oceanside Theatre Company has become increasingly ambitious with its programming, and that has contributed to a growing and more diverse audience. At opening night of the Pulitzer Prize-winning musical “Next to Normal” on Saturday, about one-quarter of the audience members in the mostly sold-out theater raised their hands when asked before the show who were first-time visitors.

“Next to Normal,” the second show in OTC’s 2024 season, was the No. 1 most-requested show by audience members. But the 2008 musical — which was nominated for 11 Tony Awards and bestowed with three — is rarely staged because of the demands it places on its singers and its subject matter, which deals with mental illness, grief, attempted suicide and teen drug abuse. Read Full Review Buy Tickets

Award Winning “Next to Normal” On Stage at the Oceanside Theatre Company at the Brooks

f you enjoy musical theater and have a list of musicals you have never seen but want to see, or musicals you want to see again, and “Next to Normal” is not on that list, you are missing one of the most unique, thought provoking and well written musicals from the last twenty years. Read Full Review Buy Tickets

Celebrate

Asian Pacific Islander Heritage Month with OTC

Sunday, May 19 7:00 pm

API Stories: No History, No Self. Know History, Know Self, hosted by Mindfull Movement, seeks to illuminate and honor the multifaceted experiences of the Asian and Pacific Islander (API) communities. By incorporating diverse artistic disciplines such as film, fashion, dance, and spoken word. The show strives to create a powerful and authentic portrayal of the API stories, celebrating resilience, diversity, and the shared humanity that transcends racial and cultural boundaries. Buy Tickets

OTC Events & Programs

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6/14 Celebrating 30 Years of Brit Pop and Pop Punk

7/27 Sounds of Laurel Canyon: Back to the Garden

7/28 Hot (Almost) August Night of Neil

8/4 Tom’s Elton Tribute

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Oceanside Theatre Company | 217 N. Coast Highway, 760-433-8900, Oceanside, CA 92054

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