Depression hurts. It deadens and dulls the edge of life and can even kill. With a Tony Award-winning score composed by Tom Kitt with lyrics and book by Brian Yorkey, Next to Normal, is a study of what happens when a family matriarch can’t cope with the demons in her past. Thanks to Musical Director Jake Null, Choreographer Kurt Boehm, and Directors Mark A. Rhea and Colin Smith, Next to Normal is musical theater at its finest—a feast for the ears and a delight to the eyes. … The standing ovation Next to Normal received validated an evening of superb quality storytelling that foretells a magnificent run.