"Close to Average" (Not the Official Title)

"Close to Average" (Not the Official Title) IMG_5588.jpg

The story of a woman who is a mother and a wife who has lived with bipolar depressive disorder and delusional episodes for the past seventeen years. The illness has affected everyone in her life, and has nearly torn her family apart on several occasions. With subject matter rendered achingly recognizable and a dynamic, energetic pop-rock score this is a show that enables a small group of actors to showcase powerhouse vocals while exploring pressing contemporary issues of trauma, loss, mental health treatment, and the meaning of family.

This show was nominated for 11 Tony Awards and won Best Original Score, Best Orchestrations, and Best Leading Actress in a Musical (Alice Ripley) in 2009. Due to our contract with the performance rights' licensing house, we cannot release the official title until July 2024. Stay tuned!

Performances: September 13-29, 2024
Direction by Michael Borges
Music Direction by Daniel Monte
Choreography by Eddie Zitka