Standing Room Only will stage Next to Normal, the award-winning and ground-breaking Broadway rock musical, January 23 through February 15, 2014 at Obsidian Art Space. Featuring a thrilling score by Tom Kitt and a powerhouse book by Brian Yorkey, Next to Normal shares one family’s struggles with mental illness. The story follows the trials of a common suburban family: Dan Goodman, his wife, Diana and their two children, Natalie and Gabe. Diana has struggled for years with bipolar disorder, schizophrenia and depression stemming from a trauma almost 16 years before. As Diana’s demons start to encroach into the everyday lives of the family members, each must find a way to get by, to grieve, to accept and forgive. This contemporary musical, winner of multiple Tony Awards and the Pulitzer Prize, addresses such issues as grieving a loss, ethics in modern psychiatry, and suburban life.