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About the Production
Rodgers and Hammerstein’s classic musical Carousel will be presented in concert format, at The First Presbyterian Church of Skaneateles, NY on June 15th at 7:00pm. The performance will feature artists local to the Syracuse area including:
Our Principals will be joined by a vibrant Chorus, whose members will fill many supporting and ensemble roles!
Anna Kate Waters
Daniel Kringer, Director
Mike Clark, Music Director
Marshall Pokrentowski, Chorus Director
Jessica Boyce, Production Manager
Rodgers and Hammerstein craft tuneful melodies (If I Loved You, When I Marry Mr. Snow, June Is Bustin’ Out All Over), and stirring declarations (Soliloquy, You’ll Never Walk Alone) as part of a colorful sonic palette.
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. When the robbery goes south, Billy loses his 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
Listen: (Broadway Revival Cast Album)