Meet the Cast & Crew of “Next to Normal”

Meet the Cast & Crew of “Next to Normal”

Next to Normal runs Sept 6-8 and 12-14. Find out show times and purchase tickets HERE.

Keep up with us on social media. Going to a Tibbits Summer Theatre show? Make sure you take a photo and use our hashtags! #Tibbits2019 #TSTtakeover


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Stephanie Burdick

Stephanie Burdick: DIANA

Tibbits 2019: Next to Normal, 3rd season.

Favorite Roles: Sally in You’re a Good Man Charlie Brown, Rizzo in Grease, Audrey in Little Shop of Horrors, Narrator in Joseph...Dreamcoat, Woman 1 in I Love You, You’re Perfect, Now Change and most recently Donna in Mamma Mia!

Training: BS in secondary education in theatre, speech, English, & journalism from Ball State University and a Master of Humanities from Tiffin University.

“Thanks to my husband Clint and to all of you for supporting live theatre!”

Matthew C Scott

Matthew C. Scott: DAN

Tibbits 2019:  Be My Baby, West Side Story, Next to Normal, Directing Pinocchio.  1st season. 

Favorite roles: John Dickinson in 1776, The Baker in Into the Woods and the Reverend Mother in Nunsense A-Men. 

Training: Regent University Grad studies.

“After all these years, I am finally looking forward to working and setting foot on the Tibbits stage.”

Taylor Rivera
Taylor Joseph Rivera

Taylor Joseph Rivera:  GABE

Tibbits 2019:  Joseph…Dreamcoat, West Side Story, Pinocchio, Next to Normal.  1st season. 

Favorite ProductionsAnything Goes, Beauty and the Beast, Hello Dolly, Miss Saigon. 

Training: Circle In The Square Theatre School (14').

“Many thanks to Tibbits and my patient family.”

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Jennifer Barnaba

Jennifer Barnaba: NATALIE

Tibbits 2019: Next to Normal, 2nd season

At the Tibbits: The Addams Family, Boeing Boeing, Oklahoma!

Favorite Roles: Maria/ West Side Story/ The Huron Playhouse, Wednesday/ The Addams Family/ Tibbits, Anne Egerman/ A Little Night Music/ Short North Stage, Young Violet/ Violet/ Dare to Defy Productions, Ali & Sophie U/S/ Mamma Mia!/ LaComedia Dinner Theatre

Training: Ohio Northern University BFA Musical Theatre

“I’m beyond excited to tell this touching story in such a beautiful theatre. Much love to my friends and family!”

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Michael Motkowski

Michael Motkowski: HENRY

Tibbits 2019: ​Joseph…Dreamcoat, West Side Story, Goldilocks, Next to Normal​.  1st season

Favorite Roles: Munchkin/Winkie in ​The National Tour of The Wizard of Oz ​(Networks), Billy Buck Chandler in ​My One and Only ​(Wagner College), Pouncival in ​Cats​ (Interlakes Theatre),and Schwartz in ​A Christmas Story​ (Geva Theatre).

Training: Wagner College

“​It takes a village to get one person anywhere.”

Sean Noonan

Sean Noonan: DR. MADDEN/ DR. FINE

Tibbits 2019: Joseph…Dreamcoat, West Side Story, See How They Run, Next to Normal. Directing The Wind in the Willows. 4th season.

At Tibbits: Oklahoma!, The Addams Family, Damn Yankees, Footloose, Jesus Christ Superstar, A Gentleman's Guide to Love and Murder, Resident Alien. Directed Puss in Boots.

Favorite Roles: Stephen Belber in The Laramie Project, Lank in Crazy For You, and Ray in Resident Alien.

Training: Musical Theatre @ SUNY Cortland.

“Tibbits Opera House is such a unique and special place to work and I am always grateful to Kevin and Charles for giving me the opportunity to learn and grow here these past few years. Thank you to my friends and family for all their love and support, it means the world and more!”


Charles Burr

Charles Burr: Artistic Director, Director

Tibbits 2019:  Be My Baby, Goldilocks, See How They Run. 37th Season.

At Tibbits: The Look of Love, Run For Your Wife, A Gentleman’s Guide to Love and Murder and 90 other productions.

Favorite Roles: Captain Hook in Peter Pan, Arvide in Guys and Dolls, Elwood in Harvey and Moonface in Anything Goes.

Favorite Productions: “Whatever I’m working on.”

Training: Eastern Michigan University.

“I still get a thrill stepping on this stage. Thanks, Bobb, for making me audition here all those years ago.

Matthew Everingham
Matthew Everingham

Matthew Everingham: Music Director

Tibbits 2019:  Next to Normal. 1st Season. 

Favorite Productions: New Zealand productions of Wicked, Les Misérables, Sister Act, Phantom of the Opera and The Last Five Years. United States productions of Mary Poppins, Little Shop of Horrors and The Music Man at Post Playhouse 2019 as season music director.  Training: Bachelor of Music and Bachelor of Laws with Honours, University of Canterbury. 

“Where words fail, music speaks.” - Hans Christian Andersen 

Marie Green: Costume Designer Tibbits 2019:  Be My Baby, West Side Story, Next to Normal. 2nd Season.  At Tibbits: Popcorn Theatre Costume Designer 2018.  Favorite ProductionsCharlotte's Web at Tibbits, Love's Labour's Lost: The Musical and Rhinoceros at Webster University.  Training:  Recent Grad of Conservatory of Theatre Arts at Webster University. “Huge thank you to all the people who have helped my get to this point: my parents, friends back home and my Tibbits family. I am excited to spend another great summer in Michigan!”

Catie Blencowe: Lighting Designer Tibbits 2019: Be My Baby, Joseph…Dreamcoat, West Side Story, See How They Run, Next to Normal.  3rd season. At Tibbits: Mixed Emotions, Jesus Christ Superstar, A Gentleman’s Guide to Love and Murder, Resident Alien, The Cemetery Club, Damn Yankees, Footloose, The Fox on the Fairway (3rd season). Favorite ProductionsThe Rocky Horror Show at Sam Houston State University, Macbeth at The Young Actors Guild, Angels in America: Millennium Approaches at The University of Arkansas. Training: University of Arkansas, MFA Candidate and Sam Houston State University BFA. “Only those who attempt the absurd can achieve the impossible.” -Albert Einstein

Rachel Marengere: Production Stage Manager & Props Tibbits 2019All Productions. 1st season.  Favorite Shows: Guys and Dolls and It Shoulda Been You at The Players Guild of Dearborn, Woody’s Order! with The REP of Point Park University’s Pittsburgh Playhouse, Lottery Day at Goodman Theatre. Training: Bachelor of Fine Arts in Theatre Production from Point Park University.  “Thank you to my family for believing in me and encouraging me every day.”

Aaron Bell & Rachel Lucas: Set Design

Ken Delaney: Sound Design

Next to Normal is presented with the sponsorship support of Promedica Coldwater Regional Hospital as well as additional support from Pines Behavioral Health and the Michigan Council for the Arts and Cultural Affairs Minigrant program.

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