Friday Jan 13 2012 comments Award winning play 'Next to Normal' getting set to open By: Press Tribune Photography by Philip Wood -A +A Jason Bortz, who plays Dan in ?Next to Normal,? gets teary eyed in an emotional scene during rehearsals Thursday. Actors Delany Feener, left, and Jason Bortz rehearse an intense emotional scene in ?Next to Normal? Thursday afternoon. Alex Crossland, left, listens as director Danny Gurwin gives direction to him and actors Jason Bortz and Delany Feener Thursday during rehearsals for ?Next to Normal.? A father and daughter played by Jason Bortz, left, and Delany Feener embrace during an emotional moment in rehearsals for ?Next to Normal,? which opens at Tower Theater Jan. 20. Boyfriend and girlfriend Henry, left, and Natalie, played by Alex Crossland and Delany Feener, share a kiss during a scene in ?Next to Normal,? which opens at Tower Theater Jan. 20. Nick Adorno sings during rehearsals for ?Next to Normal,? which opens at Tower Theater Jan. 20. Actress Delany Feener, left, listens to ?Next to Normal? director Danny Gurwin as they talk about how to perform a scene Thursday in rehearsals. Jason Bortz, left, Jennifer Bortz, Alex Crossland and Randle Rankin sing during rehearsals for ?Next to Normal? Thursday afternoon. ?Next to Normal? director Danny Gurwin, right, stages a scene with actors Jennifer Bortz, left, Nick Adorno and Randle Rankin during rehearsals Thursday at Tower Theater. Actor Jason Bortz listens to direction from Danny Gurwin during rehearsals at the Tower Theater Thursday afternoon.