Opening: Twin Cities audiences will get to see actor, director and playwright Aditi Brenna Kapil (second from right) do something new onstage this fall. She will sing as Diana, the female lead in the Pulitzer-winning mental illness-themed musical "Next to Normal." Mixed Blood Theatre founder Jack Reuler directs. Also featured are Tom Reed (left), Brittany Bradford, Tom Jones II, Ricardo Vazquez and Regina Marie Williams (not pictured). The show launches the theater's 37th season and is part of its Center of the Margins festival. (Previews 7:30 p.m. Thu. Opens 7:30 p.m. Fri.-Sat., 3 p.m. next Sun. Free (rush)-$20 (reserved). Ends Nov. 11. Mixed Blood Theatre, 1501 S. 4th St., Mpls. 612-338-6131 or www.mixedblood.com.)