October 30 - November 22
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. It features some of the most powerful music ever written for the stage, including “If I Loved You”, “Mister Snow”, “June is Bustin’ Out All Over” and the iconic “You’ll Never Walk Alone.” The story tells of charming, 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 dies. Billy is allowed to return to earth for one day fifteen 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. How Billy instills in both the child and her mother a sense of hope and dignity is a dramatic testimony to love’s transcendence.
CALL BACKS RESCHEDULED
Due to the upcoming storm the RIver of Grass theatre will be closed on SUNDAY. Call backs for our upcoming production of Carousel will be held on TUESDAY SEPTEMBER 1st at 7pm.
Auditions on SATURDAY 29th AUGUST WILL TAKE PLACE as scheduled.
AUDITIONS FOR CAROUSEL HAVE BEEN EXTENDED TO THIS TUESDAY, SEPT 1st at 7PM at the ROG Theatre. We are auditioning for all parts but are PARTICULARLY INTERESTED IN CANDIDATES FOR THE ROLES OF BILLY, JULIE and CARRIE.