“Next to Normal,” Cue Zero Theatre Company, Hatbox Theatre, 270 Loudon Road, Concord, with shows Fridays and Saturdays at 7:30 p.m. and Sundays at 2 p.m. Aug. 16-25. Tickets: $14-$17. Info: hatboxnh.com or 715-2315.
“Next to Normal,” written by Brian Yorkey and with music by Tom Kitt, is a Pulitzer Prize-winning rock musical about a suburban family struggling with the effects of mental illness. Though they appear to be a typical American family, their lives are anything but normal. For years the mother has battled manic depression.
The Aug. 24 show will be followed by a discussion led by psychologist Dr. Alisa Hurwitz with the actors.
“Agatha Christie’s Spider’s Web,” 7:30 p.m. today and Friday and 2 and 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Barnstormers Theatre, 104 Main St., Tamworth. Tickets: $31.50 to 36.50 for evening shows, and $19.50 to $24.50 for those under 18 years old. Info: 323-8500 or barnstormerstheatre.org.
A who-dunnit story comes to life for Dame Agatha Christie, the celebrated mystery writer, right in her own living room.
“Catch Me If You Can,” through Aug. 18, including performances at 7:30 p.m. today and Saturday; 2 and 7:30 p.m. Friday; and 5 p.m. Sunday at New London Barn Playhouse, 84 Main St., New London.
Tickets: $20-$37. Info: 526-6710 or nlbarn.org.
It’s the real-life story of Frank Abagnale Jr., a con artist who forged checks, told tales and posed as a Pan Am pilot, an emergency room doctor and a legal prosecutor, all before the age of 19. The stage show is based on the same plot as the 2002 film that starred Leonardo DiCaprio and Tom Hanks and the 1980 autobiography by Abagnale and Stan Redding.