History Theatre / NextToNormal

21st Nov '17 9:12:46 PM Maestrojosh87
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* [[spoiler:DeadAllAlong]]: As we find out half an hour in, [[spoiler: Dan and Diana's son Gabe has been dead for sixteen years.]]

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* [[spoiler:DeadAllAlong]]: As we find out half an hour in, [[spoiler: Dan and Diana's son Gabe has been dead for sixteen years.]] However, the second act confirms [[spoiler: just how many years he had been dead for. Sixteen.]]



* IronicBirthday: Gabe's birthday, when the delusional Diana bakes Gabe a cake, is when the audience [[spoiler: explicitly finds out, from Dan, that "he's been dead sixteen years."]]

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* IronicBirthday: Gabe's birthday, when the delusional Diana bakes Gabe a cake, is when the audience [[spoiler: explicitly finds out, from Dan, that "he's been dead sixteen all these years."]]" (Sixteen, to be exact, but it's not confirmed until the second act.)]]



* WhamLine: In Act One, [[spoiler: He's been dead, sixteen years.]] In Act Two, [[spoiler: And who are you?]]

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* WhamLine: In Act One, [[spoiler: He's been dead, sixteen all these years.]] In Act Two, [[spoiler: And who are you?]]
15th Nov '17 7:40:10 PM WillBGood
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** Early in the movie, Henry says that classical music is "So rigid and structured.", and that there's "no room
for improvisation". Natalie quotes him verbatim later when [[spoiler:she has a nervous breakdown during her recital]].

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** Early in the movie, Henry says that classical music is "So rigid and structured.", and that there's "no room
room for improvisation". Natalie quotes him verbatim later when [[spoiler:she has a nervous breakdown during her recital]].
23rd Oct '17 2:48:42 AM Trogdor
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* RewatchBonus: Early in the show, Gabe tells Diana "You've got to let go, Mom. I'm almost eighteen." On first viewings, it's just Gabe annoyed at his mother worrying about him. On second viewings, it's [[spoiler:the ghost or hallucination of Gabe trying to convince his mother to stop grieving after so many years]].
23rd Oct '17 2:44:37 AM Trogdor
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** In "Maybe (Next to Normal)", Diana says she is "dancing with death." This is subtle word play in reference to her [[spoiler:son's death]], as in all her previous dance metaphors, she is talking about Gabe. This is made more potent because he has previously led her to [[spoiler: attempt suicide]].

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** In "Maybe (Next to Normal)", Diana says she is "dancing with death." This is subtle word play wordplay in reference to her [[spoiler:son's death]], as in all her previous dance metaphors, she is talking about Gabe. This is made more potent because he has previously led her to [[spoiler: attempt suicide]].



** Early in the movie, Henry says that classical music is "So rigid and structured.", and that there's "no room
for improvisation". Natalie quotes him verbatim later when [[spoiler:she has a nervous breakdown during her recital]].



* HesBack: When Gabe returns at the end of "Why Stay?/A Promise" behind Dan when Diana and Dan are about to embrace. Diana issues an "oh no" and turns Dan to face the [[spoiler: (presumably) empty]] spaaace where Gabe is, to which Dan yells a long "GODDAMMITTTT!"

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* HesBack: When Gabe returns at the end of "Why Stay?/A Promise" behind Dan when Diana and Dan are about to embrace. Diana issues an "oh no" and turns Dan to face the [[spoiler: (presumably) empty]] spaaace space where Gabe is, to which Dan yells a long "GODDAMMITTTT!"
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.]]
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