My favorite show keeps making the news in such good ways. next to normal has now gone international with its first post-Broadway production in Norway! An unlikely place, I guess, for an unlikely event - especially to all those naysayers in the first place.
Anyway, here, courtesy of Playbill Online, are some production photos of Next to Normal: et musikalen, as well as two clips from a concert version done earlier. YouTube also had a clip of the Norwegian Gabe recording "I'm Alive." It is cool to hear the familiar music in an unfamiliar language, and to hear an audience laugh at the same things! It is also interesting to see a new design take on the show, with some familiar elements, and some brand new.
It is most gratifying, as a fan, to see that the power and beauty of the show translates and transcends any language and/or cultural barriers.
"Just Another Day"
"I Miss the Mountains"
The cast includes Heidi Gjermundsen Broch as Diana, Jon Bleiklie Devik as Dan, Frank Kjosås as Gabe, Charlotte Frogner as Natalie, Thomas Bye as Henry and Lasse Kolsrud as Dr. Fine/Dr. Madden. The production opened September 3 at Oslo's Det Norske Teatret and plays through December 22.
The production photos below are by Fredrik Arff.
Heidi Gjermundsen Bloch
Jon Bleiklie Devik and Charlotte Frogner
Thomas Bye and Lasse Kolsrud
Frank Kjosas w/ Bloch and Devik
Dr. Madden is a "Scary Rock Star" in any language!
"Hey/Perfect for You"
The Norwegian Company of Next to Normal: et musikalen
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