1560 S. Dixie Highway
Coral Gables, FL 33146
Performing at Area Stage Company (Apr 12 - Apr 14)
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.
“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
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
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
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Area Stage Company is a 501(C)(3) Tax Exempt Organization