Audiences will be charmed by the wonderful story of Lili. Carnival! has Music and Lyrics by Bob Merrill and Book by Michael Stewart, with revisions by Francine Pascal.
The magical and heart-warming tale of a naïve young woman who eagerly joins a traveling circus. Surrounded by a riot of acrobats and jugglers, music makers and clowns, she is dazzled at first by the troupe's manipulative magician. In the end she finds happiness with a disillusioned puppeteer who can only express himself through his delightful puppets. Based on the film "Lili" and with songs like "Love Makes the World Go Round" and "Her Face," Carnival! casts a romantic spell over the entire audience.
Carnival! will be directed by Darko Tresnjak, who directed Goodspeed Musicals' Amour and A Little Night Music. Carnival! will be choreographed by Peggy Hickey, whose previous Goodspeed Musicals credits include Brigadoon, King of Hearts, Amour, On The Twentieth Century, and A Little Night Music. Carnival! will be sponsored by Mohegan Sun.