2hr. (1 intermission)
WHAT IS IT ABOUT?
This iconic American classic features some of the most powerful music ever written for the stage, including "If I Loved You," "When I Marry Mister Snow," "June Is Bustin' Out All Over," and the iconic "You'll Never Walk Alone." Carousel was Rodgers and Hammerstein's second collaboration, and was adapted from Ferenc Molnár's 1909 play Liliom.
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. When Billy falls in with con man Jigger Craigin, he ends up getting caught in the midst of an armed robbery and takes his own life. Billy is allowed to return to earth for one day 15 years later and he encounters the daughter he never knew. Voted the best musical of the 20th century by Time Magazine, Rodgers and Hammerstein's Carousel is the classic American musical.