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presented by KC Productions
November 14 & 15 | 7pm Savannah Center
Resident $29-36 | General Public $34-41
November 16 | 2 & 7pm
Starring Mary Jo Vitale as Julie Jordan, Dave Saxe as Billy Bigelow and featuring Dellie Saxe, Tim Casey, Brynn Neal, Barry Corlew, Paul Young as well as Becky Townley. Produced by Joan Knapton. Directed by Tim Casey.
Carousel, a classic by Rodgers and Hammerstein, won the New York Drama Critics Circle award and received unanimous rave reviews after its opening in 1945. The finest musical plays one has ever seen…. was summarized in a review by the New York Times. Richard Rodgers and Oscar Hammerstein have nothing less than a masterpiece. The theme is timeless and universal….the devotion of two people who love each other but fail to find happiness is the culmination of the story, It has been called imaginative and exciting.
Rodgers considered Carousel his favorite of all his musicals and wrote “it affects me deeply every time I see it performed”. It has been named the Best Musical of the 20th Century and has set the standard for others. Carousal features the most beautiful score and the most skillful, and affecting example of Rogers and Hammerstein’s musical storytelling ability.
The musical score is unchallenged in it’s beauty: If I Loved You, “June is Bustin’ Out All Over”, “When The Children Are Asleep” and the beautiful Soliloquy in as well as “What’s the Use of Wond’rin?” and the formidable “You’ll Never Walk Alone.”