Carousel

Music by Richard Rodgers
Book and Lyrics by Oscar Hammerstein II
Based on Ferenc Molnar’s Play “Liliom”
As adapted by Benjamin F. Glazer
Original Dances by Agnes de Mille

Performed
August 9-12, 15-19 and 22-26, 2006
at
The Boal Barn Playhouse

Production Staff

DirectorRichard Biever
Musical DirectorEric M. Brinser
Scenic DesignerBret Sarlouis
Lighting DesignerSusan L. Polay
Audio DesignerMike Twomley
Costume DesignerAmy Silverman
ChoreographerJill Brighton
Technical Directormicah margolis
Stage ManagerLori Howsare
Apprentice CoordinatorEric M. Brinser

About the Show

Poster
Carousel
2006

There is no overture to CAROUSEL. Instead, the curtain rises to the strains of a waltz on an amusement park in New England. A waltz but no dancing. Music but no singing. Yet without a word being spoken or sung nearly all the major characters are introduced and the basic situation is established. It is not until the next scene, the Bench scene, that we have the first dialogue, a conversation set to music, “You’re a Queer One, Julie Jordan,” that leads to the first real song, “Mister Snow.” Then the long book scene between Billy and Julie that culminates in the love duet, “If I Loved You.” Note the subjunctive mood. “If I Loved You” is hypothetical, doubtful. Not a declaration of love. Not what one expects in a love song. It is not until the next scene, a half hour or so into the show, that we get the first chorus, “June Is Bustin’ Out All Over,” and a shift in time to a few months later. An extraordinary prologue to an extraordinary musical play.  

Richard Gidez
In SCCT’s 1988 production of CAROUSEL Richard played the Starkeeper and Dr. Seldon

Full Cast
Carousel
2006
Carrie PipperidgeRachel BarthmaierThis image has an empty alt attribute; its file name is carousel7070.jpg
Julie JordanKelsey LopeThis image has an empty alt attribute; its file name is carousel7067.jpg
Mrs. MullinDebbie MederThis image has an empty alt attribute; its file name is carousel7058.jpg
Billy Bigelowmicah margolisThis image has an empty alt attribute; its file name is carousel7050.jpg
JugglerJason Adams
1st PolicemanRob Arnold
David BascombeWilliam Daniel DaupThis image has an empty alt attribute; its file name is carousel7074.jpg
Nettie FowlerAmanda SillikerThis image has an empty alt attribute; its file name is carousel7066.jpg
Enoch SnowDavid SaxeThis image has an empty alt attribute; its file name is carousel7052.jpg
Jigger CraiginH. Aden Wertz, IVThis image has an empty alt attribute; its file name is carousel7062.jpg
ArminyHillary Ward
2nd PolicemanKen Wozetek
CaptainStephen Redman
1st Heavenly FriendMaggie Cox
2nd Heavenly FriendKathleen Murphy
StarkeeperJoe Krabill
LouiseMerlee Hill
Carnival BoyMarshall Anderson
Enoch Snow, JrBrett Zubler
PrincipalMarcy Perini
Snow ChildrenCarson Brown
Mackenzie Brown
Hayden Hill
Jonathan Perini
Kaye Saxe
Caitlyn Spetzer
Keri Spetzer
Savannah Wilson
Junior High GradsJulianna Hackman
Christopher Perini
Suzie Shoffner
EnsembleJason Adams
Rob Arnold
Stephanie Baker
Eli Beers-Altman
Christen Buckley
Maggie Cox
Emily Homan
Dan Landers-Nolan
Amanda Memoli
Will Mills
Kathleen Murphy
Marcy Perini
Stephen Redman
Shalia Sakona
Andrew Saxe
Deb Saxe
Ben Thomas
Hillary Ward
Courtney Wozetek
Ken Wozetek

Publicity Photos

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