January 7, 2019

Join us for the hit musical Next To Normal

Partnership between the Prechter Bipolar Research Program and The Encore Musical Theatre Company

We are thrilled to announce that we are partnering with The Encore Musical Theatre Company on their upcoming production of Next to Normal

Next to Normal is a 2008 American rock musical. The story centers around a mother who struggles with worsening bipolar disorder and the effects that her illness and its management have had on her family. The musical also addresses the issues of grief, suicide, drug abuse, ethics in modern psychiatry and the underbelly of suburban life. Next to Normal won the 2010 Pulitzer Prize for Drama. 

Representatives from the Heinz C. Prechter Bipolar Research Program and the University of Michigan Depression Center will be holding talk-backs with the audience following the four Sunday matinee performances

February 3: Melvin McInnis, M.D., Research Director, Heinz C. Prechter Bipolar Research Program

February 10: Christine Ribbens Grimm, B.S.N, R.N., Clinical Research Nurse, Heinz C. Prechter Bipolar Research Program 
and Will Heininger, Mental Health Outreach Coordinator, University of Michigan Depression Center

February 17: Erica Vest, LMSW, Research Area Specialist, Heinz C. Prechter Bipolar Research Program and 
Kris Konz, LMSW, Clinical Social Worker, Heinz C. Prechter Bipolar Research Program

February 24: Maria Bastida, MS, APRN, Nurse Practitioner, Heinz C. Prechter Bipolar Research Program 

The Encore Musical Theatre Company
3126 Broad Street
Dexter, Michigan 48130