Next to Normal

Next to Normal by Brian Yorkey and Tom Kitt and directed by Chris Williams presents the ideas of loss and mental health within a small family unit, and how different people cope with personal traumas. With beautifully written music and lyrics, the show allows audiences to explore the minds of the Goodman family as they are forced to address their own battles.  By focusing in on Diana Goodman, the matriarch of the Goodman household, and her struggle to coup with the death of a child we are offered a window into the stigma around mental health, as well as how various treatments can affect both the patient and those around them.



dates and times

Postponed to spring of 2022.


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117 E Salem Ave, Indianola, IA 50125

Cast list

Dr Madden:

Production Team

Director: Chris Williams
Assistant Director:
Music Director:
Stage Manager:
Master Carpenter:
Scenis Design:
Lighting Design:
Sound Design:



Carousel Theatre of Indianola works hard to bring the highest quality theatre experience to all our productions and for all of our audience members. Before attending, we encourage everyone to learn a little bit about each play to decide whether a specific production is appropriate for you and your family.