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Act Fast: Next to Normal in LA Tickets

Posted by Carren Jao Pineda |

If you haven't heard yet, "Next to Normal" is coming to town at the end of this month until December. The 2010 Pulitzer prize and 2009 Tony award winning musical hits Los Angeles at the Ahmanson Theater.

I first started hearing rave reviews of "Next to Normal" last year when I was living in New York and I'm happy to see that the production is making a stop in Los Angeles. Best of all, Center Theatre Group (CTG) is offering their $20 Hot Tix deal on it. For $20 a seat, you get to watch great live musical entertainment--with a catch, you can only pick your seat from an allotted number if you buy it in person.

"Next to Normal" is a rock musical in the vein of "Rent." Instead of AIDS, we have a mother dealing with bipolar disorder while still keeping her family together. Heavy stuff, right? But hey, they did win that Pulitzer.

For newbies (like me) out there, CTG's Hot Tix offer is a regular fixture on all their shows. Beginning three weeks before a show's opening date, CTG frees up seats for only $20. Patrons can buy their tickets by phone or in person. Over the phone, one gets a grab bag of choice (meaning, no choice at all really). Pray good seats are available and go for it. In person, you can actually choose your seats among the ones CTG sets aside for the deal. What CTG can assure you is that a pair of tickets are always seated together. (Isn't that thoughtful?) Hot Tix sales went up November 2, so hurry and reserve your seats.

Ahmanson Theatre
at the Music Center
Hot Tix price: $20
Phone: (213) 628-2772 ext. 1

135 N. Grand Ave.
Los Angeles, CA 90012


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