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Carousel: A Concert

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The Madison Theatre at Molloy University Presents:

 

CAROUSEL: A CONCERT

Music by Richard Rodgers

Book & Lyrics by Oscar Hammerstein II

 

Billy Bigelow, a swaggering, carefree carnival barker, falls in love with and marries the sweet but naive Julie Jordan. A stunning tale of hope, redemption, and the power of love.

Richard Rodgers once wrote that of all the musicals he wrote, Carousel was his personal favorite. This American classic feature some of Rodgers and Hammerstein’s most iconic pieces, including “If I Loved You”, “Mister Snow”, “June Is Bustin Out All Over”, and the iconic “You’ll Never Walk Alone.” Carousel was Rodgers and Hammerstein’s second collaboration, and was adapted from Ferenc Molnar’s 1909 play Liliom. They transferred the Budapest setting of Liliom to the New England coastline, where Carousel takes place. The story tells of roguish carnival barker Billy Bigelow and mill worker Julie Jordan, both loners, who meet and fall in love. Their marriage ends up costing both their jobs, and things go downhill from there. Billy’s desperation makes him violent against those he loves most, and drives him to commit crimes in order to provide for his family. When Billy falls in with con-man Jigger Craigin, he ends up getting caught in the midst of an armed robbery and takes his own life. Billy is allowed to return to earth for one day 15 years later, and he encounters the daughter he never knew. Louise is a lonely, friendless teenager, her father’s reputation having haunted her throughout her young life. Yet Billy is able to instill in both the child and her mother a sense of hope. Voted the best musical of the 20th century by Time Magazine, Rodger’s and Hammerstein’s Carousel is the classic American musical, spanning heaven and earth in its exploration of human frailty, resilience, and the power of forgiveness.

 

The Madison Theatre

Rockville Centre, NY

May 2022

Director & Music Director: Aaron Gandy

Choreographer: Lori Leshner

Associate Musical Director & Accompanist: Adam Wiggins 

Assistant Director: Em Hausmann

Assistant Choreographer: Elizabeth Daniels Nicholson

 

Lighting Design: Ed McCarthy

Scenic Design: Michael Clark

Costume Design: Mark York

Sound Design: Calvin Guevara Flores

Props Supervisor: Stevie Allen

Wardrobe Supervisor: Samantha Eagle

 

Production Stage Manager: Julianna Cricchio

Assistant Stage Manager: Sarah Lindquist

Assistant to Scenic: David Arsenault

Public Relations: Sam Morris 

Music Supervisor: Aaron Gandy 

General Manager: Kathleen Marino 

Assistant Artistic Director: Bethany Moore 

Artistic Director: Angelo Fraboni

Photos by Jeff Wilson

 

Starring

Cáitlín Burke, Korina Deming, Icis Hammond, Zelia Gourdon, Kody Jauron, Matt Kenna, Trixie Klein, Sydney McQueen Fieseler, Ian Underhill, Marek Zurowski

 

Featuring

Alex Arlotta, Katharine Calabrese, Meghan Chiara, Juliana Conte, Aidan Curley, Lucas Duet, Skylar Gamble, Peralee Gandy, Icis Hammond, Django Jacobsen Fein, Corey Jennings, Andrew McNamara, Avery Meier, Rene MiraiGuyon, Ioanna Mouzakitis, Taylor Neilson, Lauren Norris, Kyle Pearson, Zach Poore, Grace Pouliot, Jake Schuster, Hanna Scotch, Timothy Thomas, Jason Tobias, Savannah Trotter, David VanDyke, Sophie Vaughan, Chris Vilella, Kaitlin Wright, Azyula Wu, Ken Young

 

Orchestrated by The South Shore Symphony

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