DENIS THERIAULT Next to Normal Diaries

Posted: August 25, 2014

When we saw his first tweet - we were hooked.

Halifax based actor and filmmaker Denis Theriault put out the word that he was heading home to Fredericton, NB along with his best friend Sarah Bell - for a production of NEXT TO NORMAL at the Playhouse.


That tweet directed us to the "Next to Normal Diaries" on YouTube - and the first installment in a behind-the-scenes journey leading up to opening night and beyond.  Episode #3 is above - for Episode #1 click here and for Episode #2 click  here.  As you'll learn from watching - this will be more than a musical - it will be a wonderful reunion of friends - creatively coming together for a not-to-be-missed production.

Tania Breen and Shawn Henry with Jeremy Dutcher, Sarah Bell, Denis Theriault and Max LeBlancNEXT TO NORMAL (next to normal - book and lyrics by Brian Yorkey and music by Tom Kitt) is a Tony Award Winning, Pulitzer Prize winning rock musical drama that "revolves around a delusional, bipolar, and depressed mother named Diana Goodman who is feisty yet fragile due to her mental affliction" - played by local favourite Tania Breen.

Denis plays Henry, the 17-year-old, free-spirited musician and Sarah his love interest and Diana's daughter - Natalie.

This show is a Blind Faith Production helmed by recently-returned Fredericton native Shawn Henry who also stars in the show opposite Breen as Dan Goodman.

Rounding out the cast are former TNB Theatre School student and Dalhousie University grad Jeremy Dutcher as Gabe and another former TNB Theatre School and She Roars front man Max LeBlanc in the role of Dr.Madden.

NEXT TO NORMAL runs from Thursday August 29 to Sunday September 1, with a special preview performance on Wednesday, August 28.

All performances are at 7:30pm and take place in The Fredericton Playhouse Studio Space.

For tickets and further information visit the show page on   The Fredericton Playhouse site here


While you are here check out our Cool People Profiles on Denis Theriault, Sarah Bell and Shawn Henry.

SABStv Ep.116 A Day in Fredericton featuring THE PLAYHOUSEYou can also see The Playhouse featured in SABStv Ep. 116 A Day in Fredericton - click here for that



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