Wednesdays, Thursdays, 7 p.m., Fridays, Saturdays, 8 p.m. and Sundays, 2 p.m. Continues through Feb. 24 2013
Another huge Midwest premiere on the Phoenix calendar. And it's another rock musical, Next to Normal, about a mother struggling with severe bipolar disorder and other maladies of suburban life. Next to Normal won three Tony Awards in 2009, including Best Original Score and Best Orchestration, as well as the 2010 Pulitzer Prize for Drama, the eighth musical in history to receive such an honor. It's played Cincinnati (not part of the Midwest, according to the theater world), but this is another coming to Indianapolis before that so-called theater town of Chicago.