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Rodgers & Hammerstein’s
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

Director
Richard Biever
Musical Director
Eric M. Brinser
Lighting Designer
Susan L. Polay
Audio Designer
Mike Twomley
Stage Manager
Lori Howsare
Scenic Designer
Bret Sarlouis
Costume Designer
Amy Silverman
Technical Director
micah margolis
Apprentice Coordinator
Eric M. Brinser
Choreographer
Jill Brighton

 ABOUT THE PLAY
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

Performed August 9-12, 15-19 and 22-26, 2006
Cast

Carrie Pipperidge……………………………………….. Rachel Barthmaier
Julie Jordan………………………………………………. Kelsey Lope
Mrs. Mullin…………………………………………………Debbie Meder
Billy Bigelow…………………………………………….. micah margolis
Juggler……………………………………………………. Jason Adams
1st Policeman…………………………………………… Rob Arnold
David Bascombe……………………………………….. William Daniel Daup
Nettie Fowler……………………………………………. Amanda Silliker
Enoch Snow…………………………………………….. David Saxe
Jigger Craigin…………………………………………… H. Aden Wertz, IV
Arminy……………………………………………………. Hillary Ward
2nd Policeman………………………………………….. Ken Wozetek
Captain…………………………………………………… Stephen Redman
1st Heavenly Friend ………………………………….. Maggie Cox
2nd Heavenly Friend …………………………………..Kathleen Murphy
Starkeeper………………………………………………. Joe Krabill
Louise……………………………………………………. Merlee Hill
Carnival Boy……………………………………………. Marshall Anderson
Enoch Snow, Jr………………………………………… Brett Zubler
Principal…………………………………………………. Marcy Perini

Snow Children………………………Carson Brown, Mackenzie Brown, Hayden Hill,           Jonathan Perini, Kaye Saxe, Caitlyn Spetzer,  Keri Spetzer, Savannah Wilson

Junior High Grads……………………… Julianna Hackman, Christopher Perini, Suzie Shoffner

Chorus…………………………..Jason 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