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“Next to Normal” – Tickets on Sale NOW!!

Pulitzer-Prize winning rock musical “Next to Normal,” with book and lyrics by Brian Yorkey and music by Tom Kitt, explores how one suburban household copes with crisis and mental illness.

“Next to Normal” tells the story of a mother, Diana Goodman, who struggles with bipolar disorder and the effect that her illness has on her family. This contemporary musical is an emotional powerhouse that addresses such issues as grieving a loss, ethics in modern psychiatry, and suburban life. With provocative lyrics and a thrilling score, this musical shows how far two parents will go to keep themselves sane and their family’s world intact. A deeply moving piece of theatre that provides a wonderful opportunity for performers to explore dramatic material and showcase vocal talents with an energetic pop/rock score.

“No show on Broadway makes as direct a grab for the heart — or wrings it as thoroughly — as “Next to Normal” does. This brave, breathtaking musical focuses squarely on the pain that cripples the members of a suburban family, and never for a minute does it let you escape the anguish at the core of their lives. A work of muscular grace and power.”
— Ben Brantley, New York Times critic

Performances are May 2-4, 9-11, 16-18, 2014; Fridays & Saturdays at 7:30pm, Sundays at 4:00pm with an additional 3:00pm matinee on Saturday, May 17. Tickets are $18 for adults and $14 for students and seniors, and are available for purchase by leaving a message for the Box Office at 262-560-0564, at the Fox Bros. Oconomowoc Piggly Wiggly, at Books & Co. and online through VIP seating and group rates available by calling Sandy at 262-853-7628. 

Summer Musical Announced…Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice’s “Evita!”

Argentina’s controversial First Lady is the subject of this dynamic musical masterpiece. As an illegitimate 15 year old, Eva escaped her dirt-poor existence for the bright lights of Buenos Aires. Driven by ambition and blessed with charisma, she was a starlet at twenty-two, the president’s mistress at twenty-four, First Lady at twenty-seven, and dead at thirty-three. Eva Peron, ‘saint to the working-class, reviled by the aristocracy and mistrusted by the military’ was destined to leave a fascinating political legacy unique in the 20th century. Told through a compelling score that fuses haunting chorales with exuberant Latin, pop and jazz influences, “Evita creates an arresting theatrical portrait as complex as the woman herself.


The musical began as a rock opera concept album released in 1976. Its success led to productions in London’s West End in 1978, winning the Laurence Olivier Award for Best Musical, and on Broadway a year later, where it was the first British musical to receive the Tony Award for Best Musical. This was followed by a string of professional tours and worldwide productions and numerous cast albums, as well as a major 1996 film of the musical starring Madonna and Antonio Banderas. The musical was revived in London in 2006 and on Broadway in 2012.


“Say what you will about Mr. Lloyd Webber, no composer since Puccini has managed to write tunes that adhere so insistently to the memory. I thought I was fully immune to the show’s signature song, “Don’t Cry for Me Argentina,” from having heard it everywhere (even discos) in my youth. But darned if that slippery thing, whose melody is a repeated leitmotif in the show, hasn’t attached itself like a leech all over again.”    – New York Times review

Tickets will go on sale in June!

$20 Adults; $15 Students & Seniors

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Theatre on Main Wins WISN A-List “Best Theatre Group” Two Years In A Row!

Thank you for naming Theatre on Main ”2013 Best Theatre Group” on the WISN A-List! No theatre has ever won top-honors two years in a row, so we THANK YOU for your patronage and loyalty!

We will be presented with an award at the Red-Carpet Awards Night celebration hosted by Potawatomi Bingo Casino and WISN 12, being held at the Potawatomi Bingo Casino in Milwaukee on January 30th. Watch for pictures from the event!

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