History Theatre / NextToNormal

8th Sep '17 5:04:57 PM eroock
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-->--'''Natalie''', "Maybe (Next To Normal)"

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-->--'''Natalie''', -->-- '''Natalie''', "Maybe (Next To Normal)"
8th Sep '17 11:42:21 AM makesshoes
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* MinimalistCast: It's a 6 person show, with the only characters being Diana, Dan, Gabe, Natalie, Henry and Dr. Fine/Madden (the doctors are played by the same actor).



* StepfordSmiler: Diana, and to a lesser extent, the entire family, as exemplified in "Just Another Day."

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* StepfordSmiler: Diana, and to a lesser extent, the The entire family, as exemplified family sing about the struggle of having to keep the act up in "Just Another Day."Day".



* TwoGirlsToATeam: Invoked with Diana and Natalie being the only females roles in the cast.

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* TwoGirlsToATeam: Invoked with Diana and Natalie being the only females female roles in the cast.
3rd Sep '17 3:46:21 PM makesshoes
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* TwoGirlsToATeam: Invoked with Diana and Natalie being the only females roles in the cast.
9th Aug '17 11:29:47 PM PaulA
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* ShoutOut: "Didn't I see this movie, with [[OneFlewOverTheCuckoosNest McMurphy and the nurse?]]"

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* ShoutOut: ShoutOut:
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"Didn't I see this movie, with [[OneFlewOverTheCuckoosNest [[Film/OneFlewOverTheCuckoosNest McMurphy and the nurse?]]"
20th Jul '17 10:45:36 AM theknack101
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Later on in the show when Natalie [[spoiler:has a breakdown during her piano recital]], it comes back.

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Later **Later on in the show when Natalie [[spoiler:has a breakdown during her piano recital]], it comes back.
20th Jul '17 10:44:41 AM theknack101
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* IronicEcho: Early in the show this conversation occurs.
-->'''Henry''': The thing about classical is it's so rigid and structured, there's no room for improvisation. You have to play the notes on the page.
-->'''Natalie''': Yeah, [[SarcasmMode what did Mozart know anyway?]] He should've just smoked a bowl and jammed on ''Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star.''
-->'''Henry''': ...Yeah, let's do that!
Later on in the show when Natalie [[spoiler:has a breakdown during her piano recital]], it comes back.
-->'''Natalie''': You know what the problem with classical is? It's so rigid and structured! You have to play the notes on the page! There's no room for improvisation!
-->'''Henry''': [[OhCrap Oh no.]]
20th Jul '17 10:34:53 AM theknack101
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* NoAntagonist: The closest thing the show has to an antagonist is Gabe, but [[spoiler:Gabe has been dead for 16 years]], and Diana's insanity is the actual problem.

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* NoAntagonist: The closest thing the show has to an antagonist is Gabe, but [[spoiler:Gabe has been dead for 16 years]], and Diana's insanity Diana [[spoiler:and Dan's]] grief is the actual real problem.
24th Apr '17 12:34:11 AM Trogdor
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** "I am the One" is sung by Dan after she insists that he doesn't know what it's like to live with her insanity. "I am the One (reprise)" shows that Dan [[spoiler: has been able to see Gabe for years and simply ignored him]].

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** "I am the One" is sung by Dan after she Diana insists that he doesn't know what it's like to live with her insanity. "I am the One (reprise)" shows that Dan [[spoiler: has been able to see Gabe for years and simply ignored him]].
17th Apr '17 11:40:40 PM Trogdor
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* FiveSecondForeshadowing: At the end of "It's Gonna Be Good", the table is set for four people - but Dan, Henry and Natalie are all seated, leaving no chair for either Gabe or Diana. A few seconds later, Natalie reveals that her brother Gabe [[spoiler:has been dead for years]].
9th Apr '17 1:24:26 AM CrazyLegs2
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* FlippingTheBird: Referenced in "Better Than Before":
-->"We saw the painted desert, the Grand Canyon, and Aunt Rhonda/And Nat learned what her middle finger meant."
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