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The two piano reduction employed in this production of CAROUSEL was crafted by Richard Rodgers himself.

CAROUSEL By Rodgers & Hammerstein


November 14-15 & 19-22 at 7:30 p.m.
November 16 & 23 at 2 & 7:30 p.m.
November 17 & 24 at 2 p.m.

 

William Allman Theater,
Kleist Center for Arts and Drama,

95 East Bagley Road, Berea

 

Produced by: BW Departments of Music Theatre and Theatre and Dance

 

Tickets: Call the box office at 440-826-2240 or visit the Kleist Center Box Office.

 

Baldwin Wallace University Presents Rodgers and Hammerstein’s CAROUSEL

BW’s CAROUSEL is going back to its raw roots by focusing on the core story of Billy and Julie, and using a reduced orchestra.

Rodgers and Hammerstein’s CAROUSEL, directed by Scott Plate, will run November 14-24 in the William Allman Theater at the Kleist Center for Art and Drama, 95 East Bagley Road in Berea.

Using a two piano reduction, crafted by Richard Rodgers himself, BW’s rendition offers a unique listening experience, exposing the raw beauty of CAROUSEL's classic music and story. To make this theatrical experience even more compelling, CAROUSEL will be performed in the round, with the audience on all sides of the intimate theatre.

“The goal of the production," according to Director Scott Plate, "is to show the characters as they are, hardships and all. Heaven appears in the play as a reward for earth’s trials, and as an opportunity to atone for mistakes. The hard effort of life on earth holds the promise of something finer.”

Director Scott Plate is Department Chair of Music Theatre at BW, and is an award-winning freelance actor and director whose work is featured frequently on Northeast Ohio's stages.

Choreography is by Gregory Daniels, from the department of Theatre and Dance. His past productions at BW include RENT, La BOHEME, TITANIC and FOLLIES. His work has been seen across the Cleveland area and in regional theatres across the country.

Lighting designer, Ben Gantose, is a freelance lighting designer from Cleveland with experience in Opera, Dance, Musical Theater and Drama.

CAROUSEL is costumed by Tesia Benson who joined BW in 2011 as a Draper and Adjunct Faculty. Since returning to the Cleveland Area she has served as the Costume Coordinator for Opera Cleveland, and also has been associated with Great Lakes Theater and Cain Park.

Jeff Herrmann is handling the scenic design. Herrmann is a Professor of Theatre, as well as the resident scenic and lighting designer for the theatre program. His production design work for BWU has included RENT, La BOHEME, FOLLIES, and NOISES OFF.

Lissy Gulick takes the stage as CAROUSEL's Nettie Fowler, joining a talented cast of students and faculty from BW's Departments of Music Theatre and Theatre and Dance. Gulick has worked with a wide range of Ohio theatres over the past 33 years.

Tickets for CAROUSEL are $25 General, $20 Seniors, $10 Non-BW Students. Due to the intimate theatre capacity, BW recommends buying your tickets early.

To purchase tickets, visit the BW box office at Kleist Center or call 440-826-2240.
 

 

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