Coccia Theater December 28, 2017 Next to Normal text and lyrics by Brian Yorkey music by Tom Kitt Italian lyrics and libretto by Andrea Ascari directed by Constance Filaroni “Next to Normal” is one of the biggest Broadway hits of the last decade, a play conceived and written for the theater by Brian Yorkey, creator of “13” the popular Netflix series, to the music of Tom Kitt, Broadway musical winner in 2009 of three Tony Awards including Best Orchestration and the Pulitzer Prize. He brings to the stage social themes such as bipolar disorder, hallucinations, electroshock and psychotropic drugs, with a rock-like musical score that supports an endless range of emotional nuances. Coccia Theater December 29, 2017 Rent text, music and lyrics by Jonathan Larson Italian translation by Andrea Ascari mise en espace by Costanza Filaroni, Francesca Taverni “Rent,” a modern take on Giacomo Puccini’s Bohème, is the groundbreaking musical by Pulitzer Prize winner Jonathan Larson. It tells the story of a group of bohemians who struggle to express themselves through their art and base their lives on love. Against the backdrop of New York’s East Village, these friends seek success and acceptance while enduring poverty, illness, and the spread of AIDS. A story in which love transcends sexual barriers, where drama is mixed with music, heroin, and the tragic urge to live, nevertheless sending a message of love and hope to convey that there is no right time, only the moment. Coccia Theater December 30, 2017 How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying text by Abe Burrows, Jack Weinstock, Willie Gilbert music and lyrics by Frank Loesser Italian translation by Andrea Ascari choreography by Ilaria Suss directed by Francesco Marchesi “How to Succeed in Business (Without Really Trying)” is the musical by Frank Loesser and libretto by Abe Burrows, Jack Weinstock and Willie Gilbert, based on the novel of the same name by Shepherd Mead. The musical, which won the Pulitzer Prize for Drama and seven Tony Awards including best musical, tells of the ambitious young J. Pierrepont Finch who, with the help of the book “How to Succeed Without Even Trying,” makes a career out of being a simple window cleaner to an executive at the World Wide Wicket Company.