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A Classic Musical EXTENDED TO SEPT 29!

Rodgers & Hammerstein's CAROUSEL

A Classic Musical EXTENDED TO SEPT 29!

Carousel has captivated audiences around the world with the powerful love story of an innocent  young millworker and swaggering carousel barker. He meets a tragic end but is given one chance for redemption by delivering hope to the daughter he never knew and whispering words left unspoken to his wife. Featuring “If I Loved You,” “You’ll Never Walk Alone,” and “June is Busting Out All Over.” Experience one of the most celebrated musicals of all time!

Music by Richard Rodgers | Book and Lyrics by Oscar Hammerstein II | Based on Ferenc Molnar's Play "Lilliom" | As adapted by Benjamin F. Glazer | Original Dances by Agnes de Mille | Scenic Design by  Michael Schweikardt | Costume Design by Alejo Vietti | Lighting Design by John Lasiter | Sound design by Jay Hilton | Wig and Hair Design by Charles LaPointe | Music Direction by Michael O'Flaherty | Choreographed by Parker Esse | Directed by Rob Ruggiero

The Goodspeed
6 Main Street
East Haddam, CT 06423
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July 13-Sept 29, 2012

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August 2, 2012
Goodspeed Extends Summer!
- Audience Demand Prompts Extensions of both Carousel and The Bikinis -
Overwhelming enthusiasm for both shows has the box office buzzing -
: Goodspeed Musicals, the first two time Tony Award-winning theatre in the country, announced today that due to popular demand both of their summer productions have been extended. Read More ...

July 30, 2012
When Rob Ruggeiro's production of Rodgers & Hammerstein's "Carousel" opens this week at the Goodspeed Opera House in East Haddam, it will mark the culmination of a long-time dream of the Hartford-based director."The Goodspeed has become a real artistic home for me," the director explained one morning during a relaxed chat in...Read More

July 20, 2012
'Carousel': The Complexities Of Romance At Goodspeed
Hartford Courant
Love isn't easy, even when you're playing a famously romantic role in a Broadway musical. Ask the actors in the current Goodspeed Opera House production of "Carousel," one of the most heart-felt musical... Read More

July 17, 2012
The Day
Choreographer Parker Esse won much acclaim and a coveted Helen Hayes Award for his work on the "Oklahoma!" revival at Arena Stage in Washington, D.C. Now, he's taking on another Rodgers and Hammerstein classic - "Carousel."  Read more

July 10, 2012
News Times
With its treatment of class conflict, domestic violence and life after death, "Carousel" sounds more like a Eugene O'Neill drama rather than a Rodgers and Hammerstein musical. The show -- an audience favorite since... Read More

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Judith Bergel said:
On October 2, 2012

Fabulous theatre with outstanding actors.

Melanie said:
On September 27, 2012

It was our very first time at this theater and we loved it ! The show was simply magical and fun!!!! WE just loved it very much Amazing talent all around! May you all be blessed with much success and happiness in you life!

MikeK said:
On September 24, 2012

One of the best productions of Carousel that I have seen. The cast is amazing. Very few dry eyes in the theatre at the performance I saw.

Philip Homnig said:
On September 15, 2012

It's my wife's favorite & this next birthday is her 75th & she deserves to see it again

Acadia Barrengos said:
On August 31, 2012

This was my first time seeing the musical Carousel. My father played Billy Bigilow in a High School Production and this is the first time he has ever said someone has outdone his performance. This is by far the best production of this musical you will EVER see. I saw it in July when Teal Wicks was in the production. James Snyder and Cast you are amazing. I was haunted by the production for a week. I admire the cast and crew. You inspire me everyday!

Julie T. Murtha said:
On August 4, 2012

Love this musical!