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Music by Richard Rogers
Book and Lyrics by Oscar Hammerstein II

Directed by Kim Cherveny & Betsy Harden

October 12, 13, 14, 16, 17, and 18, 1986

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In a Maine coastal village toward the end of the 19th century, the swaggering, carefree carnival barker, Billy Bigelow, captivates and marries the naive millworker, Julie Jordan. Billy loses his job just as he learns that Julie is pregnant and, desperately intent upon providing a decent life for his family, he is coerced into being an accomplice to a robbery. Caught in the act and facing the certainty of prison, he takes his own life and is sent "up there." Billy is allowed to return to earth for one day fifteen years later, and he encounters the daughter he never knew. She is a lonely, friendless teenager, her father's reputation as a thief and bully having haunted her throughout her young life. How Billy instills in both the child and her mother a sense of hope and dignity is a dramatic testimony to the power of love. It's easy to understand why, of all the shows they created, CAROUSEL was Rodgers & Hammerstein's personal favorite.

Produced by special arrangement with Rogers and Hammerstein Music Library

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Carrie PipperidgeMichelle Stout
Julie JordanJudy Gray
Mrs. MullinsSara Hutto
Billy BigelowTim Otte
BessieColeen Andreas
JugglerDustin Durbin
1st PolicemanLarry Loomis
David BascombeWarren Andreas
NettieKim Sachs
June GirlKim Jennings
Enoch SnowMike Stoppel
Jigger CraigenMike Gray
HannahLorreta King
BoatswainGreg Teachman
ArminyTeresa Hopper
PennyPeggy Williams
JennieKarla Cherveny
VirginiaJane Lamb
SusanJudy Herlocker
JonathanChris Higgins
2nd PolicemanJustin McFarland
CaptainTom Herlocker
Heavenly FriendGreg Thompson
StarkeeperHugh Jones
LouiseKim Jennings
Carnival BoysChris King, Bryan King
Enoch Snow, Jr.Robbie Vaught
PrincipalTom Herlocker
Doctor SeldonHugh Jones
Heavenly FriendGreg Teachman
Snow ChildrenMary Hutto, Joey Hutto, Erika Frahm, Jenny Winblad, Onnie Winblad, Rebecca Stamper, Jessie Vaught, Patrick Rose
Carousel ChildrenJaf Frahm, Kristy Hopper, Corey Stamper

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FluteRaeLyne Baker
OboeJohn Baker
French HornJohn Baker
TrumpetTeresa LeVelle
TromboneMark Graber
ViolinHeidi Steiner, Heather Straley, Roxy Namey, Kip Matthews
ViolaNancy Matthew, Stephanie Matthew
CelloDavid Bromlow
BassJohn McDaniel

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DirectorsKim Cherveny, Betsy Harden
Musical DirectorEric Strand
Musical AccompanistMary Landrey
Set DesignBetsy Harden
SetsMike Fulton, Nick Fulton, Zac Fulton, Darnell Lautt, Greg White, Phil Jarvis, Jim Callaham, Ron Calvin, Mark McKee, Lois Fife, Aldine Flemming, The Cast
Lighting DesignMichael Maurer
LightsBetsy Harden, Wayne Cherveny, Michael Maurer
PropertiesThe Cast
CostumesAnn Durbin, Evelyn Jennings
MakeupThe Cast
PublicityCheryl Higins, Todd McGredy, The Cast
Road SignTim Otte
Program and Poster DesignTim Otte
House ManagersJanet Calvin, Linda Loomis
Ticket SalesSmyer Travel Service, Janet Calvin
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