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Director                        Kathy Gregory

Musical Director         Barry Pritchard

Repetiteur                   Elizabeth Cooper

In a Maine coastal village toward the end of the 19th century, the swaggering, carefree carnival barker, Billy Bigelow, captivates and marries the naive mill worker, 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. Caught in the act and facing the certainty of prison, he takes his own 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.

It’s easy to understand why, of all the shows they created, ‘Carousel’ was Rodgers & Hammerstein’s personal favourite.

The Cast List of Principal roles was as follows:

Billy Bigelow (A Barker)                        John Crockford

Julie Jordan (A Mill Worker)               Sara Maher

Carrie Pipperidge (Her Best Friend)  Tammy Rich

Enoch Snow (A Fisherman)                 Roger Jones

Nettie Fowler (Julie’s Cousin)             Rebecca Smith

Jigger Craigin (A no-good Whaler)    Robert Crockford

Mrs. Mullin (The Carousel Owner)    Gillian Fielding

Louise Bigelow (Billy’s Daughter)      Somer Adams

The Starkeeper/Dr. Seldon                  Mick Martin

The Heavenly Friend                            Chris Wright