Carousel revolves around the complicated love story of Billy Bigelow and Julie Jordan. When Billy, a charming but troubled carousel barker, and Julie, a sweet millworker, fall in love, their lives take unexpected turns. The musical explores the challenges of their relationship, as well as Billy’s attempt to make amends for his past mistakes after a tragic event. Carousel touches on themes of love, redemption, and the passage of time.
Musical Type: Golden Age (1945)
Cast Size: 22+
Setting: 1800s / USA (New England)
Music: Richard Rodgers
Lyrics/Book: Oscar Hammerstein II
Audition Songs: Theatre Trip
Licensing: Concord Theatricals➝
Sheet Music: Amazon➝
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