‘Next to Normal’ coming to Towle
By Bob Craig Post-Tribune correspondent June 27, 2012 3:28PM
"Next to Normal," starring Todd Aulwurm and Mollyanne Nunn, runs July 6 to 22, 2012, at the Towle Community Theater in Hammond, Ind. The play tells the story of a mother with severe bipolar disorder and how the illness affects her family. | Provided Photo
Updated: July 30, 2012 6:09AM
Hammond’s Towle Theater will present the area premiere of “Next to Normal” July 6-22.
The 2009 Tony-Award winner for Best Original Score, the musical also won the Pulitzer Prize for Drama in 2010.
“Next to Normal” is the story of a mother with severe bipolar disorder and how her illness affects her family .
The Towle Theater is at 5205 Hohman Ave. Call 937-8780 for reservations.
The Dunes Summer Theatre will present the historical musical “1776” June 29-July 15.
“1776” focuses on the efforts of John Adams to get the Declaration of Independence signed.
Call 879-7509 for reservations. The theater is at 288 Shady Oak Drive in Michiana Shores.
Kids’ theater camp
Final registration for the Broadway Bootcamp at 4th Street Theater in Chesterton will be held 9-11 a.m. Saturday, June 30.
There will be two one-week sessions of the camp this summer — July 30-Aug. 3 and Aug. 6-10.
Instructors Keri and Daniel Castro will lead the students ages 6-12 in a musical adaptation of L. Frank Baum’s “The Wizard of Oz” each week.
Campers will learn the fundamentals of musical theater including singing, acting and dancing. The camp will be held at the theater, 125 N. 4th St. Sessions meet 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Monday-Thursday, with extended rehearsal 9 a.m.-3:30 p.m. on Friday followed by a dinner break/pizza party and a performance 6 p.m. Friday.
For more information, call 331-4028 or go to bootcamp.kerianddanny.com .
Jim Henry update
Jim Henry’s play “The Seventh Monarch” opened recently in New York at the Acorn Theatre on Theatre Row.
Henry, the resident playwright at Chicago Street Theatre in Valparaiso, has won numerous awards for his plays and premiered his latest work, “Brother of All,” at Chicago Street earlier this summer.
The reviews are positive and filled with well-deserved accolades for the gifted playwright. Congratulations to all involved in the production.