Area Stage Company

Theater Location



1560 S. Dixie Highway
Coral Gables, FL 33146


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Next to Normal

Performing at Area Stage Company (Apr 12 - Apr 14)


Synopsis

Next to Normal is a rock musical with book and lyrics by Brian Yorkey and music by Tom Kitt. Its story concerns a mother who struggles with worsening bipolar disorder and the effect that her illness has on her family. The musical also addresses such issues as grieving a loss, suicide, drug abuse, ethics in modern psychiatry, and suburban life.

Theater Information

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Area Stage Company

“Area is and was one of the first really adventurous avant-garde theater companies. It offered a tailored-made theater concept and attitude that helped galvanized a real interest in theater.” The Miami Herald

Area Stage is doing something special here. These kids that I met and performed for me are a testament to that. If you want to check out a different, daring play starring young dedicated actors who are eons away from your typical local high school drama productions, and possibly even veteran stage troupes, you should check (it) out ..." New Times

Mission

To create world-class theatrical productions that help tear down barriers and bridge cultural gaps; to emphasize our similarities and to encourage an appreciation of our differences. ASC will be a microcosm of Miami’s new cultural diversity, presenting productions in English and  Spanish, in addition to a line up of dance, music, poetry, and art.

“ standards of acting, direction and design that have eclipsed those at many larger theatres.”
The Miami Herald

History

Founded in 1989, on Lincoln Road in South Beach, the Area Stage Company has been a pioneering and vibrant award-winning theater company, presenting over seventy productions that include; original works: Passage by Loretta Greco, Sleepwalkers by Jorge Ignacio Cortinas, Arrivals and Departures and Lenin’s Omelet by Rogelio Martinez; South Eastern premieres: Rum & Coke, written and performed by Carmen Pelaez, the English language production of La Chunga by Mario Vargas Llosa and Agua Ardiente written and performed by John Michael Garces; Co-productions: El Arte de Quejarse (Kvetch) by Steven Berkoff with Venevision International at the Riviera and also with Teatro Centro de Arte, Ecuador, S. A..

“ the attention to detail, the striving for perfection .” The Miami Herald

John Rodaz, Artistic Director johnrodaz@teatroareastage.com
Maria Banda-Rodaz, Executive Director mariarodaz@teatroareastage.com
Arelys Hernandez, Gallery Director gallery@teatroareastage.com
Rachel Rodaz, Development – Youth Programs

Area Stage Company is a 501(C)(3) Tax Exempt Organization


Website
http://www.areastagecompany.com
Contact Phone
305-666-2078
Box Office Phone
305-666-2078
Box Office Email
areastageco@areastagecompany.com