I’ve made no secret of my adoration for the Broadway musical Next to Normal. On Thursday of next week, the Blumenthal “Out on the Town” affinity club is hosting a special after-show party. And if you’re in Charlotte, you should definitely attend both.
From the “Out on the Town” website:
Thursday, July 14
Immediately following the show (approx. 10 p.m.)
Ruth’s Chris – Preferred Dining Partner (222 S. Tryon St.)
Out on the Town is hosting an exclusive post-show reception for NEXT TO NORMAL and we’ve invited the cast* to join us. Enjoy FREE drinks, hors d’oeuvres and great company at the amazing Ruth’s Chris Steakhouse.
*We cannot guarantee specific cast members will show up.
This really is a phenomenal show, and the “Out on the Town” parties are always a lot of fun (and completely FREE!) You really, really ought to try to attend both of these if you have the opportunity. If you don’t yet have tickets for the show, you can buy them at a $10-off discount for that Thursday: click here for discount tickets on Thursday.
And if you’re attending the show another night, come out to the party on Thursday night anyone to enjoy Blumenthal’s hospitality and meet some of the cast/crew!
Here’s some more information about the show itself:
NEXT TO NORMAL won the 2010 Pulitzer Prize for Drama. The prize is rarely won by musicals. The last one that received this award was RENT in 1996.
From the director of RENT comes the most talked about new show on Broadway, NEXT TO NORMAL, winner of the 2010 Pulitzer Prize for Drama and three 2009 Tony® Awards including Best Score. This highly-anticipated musical will arrive in Charlotte starring its acclaimed Tony Award-winning star, Alice Ripley.
Chosen as “one of the year’s ten best” by major critics around the country, NEXT TO NORMAL is an emotional powerhouse of a musical with a thrilling contemporary score about a family trying to take care of themselves and each other. The NewYork Times calls NEXT TO NORMAL “a brave, breathtaking work of muscular grace and power. It is much more than a feel-good musical; it is a feel-everything musical. It is great, in ways that few Broadway musicals are.” And Rolling Stone raves, “It is the best musical of the season – by a mile. It’ll pin you to your seat.”
Explicit Language and Adult Themes.