Carousel Set for Actor's Playhouse at the Miracle Theatre
David Arisco directs the musical theater classic from Rodgers and Hammerstein.
Written by Richard Rodgers (music) and Oscar Hammerstein (book and lyrics), Carousel follows Billy Bigelow and Julie Jordan through their journey of love, loss, and redemption with songs including "If I Loved You," "June Is Bustin' Out All Over," and "You'll Never Walk Alone." David Arisco directs.
"Carousel and I have a long history dating back to 1973 when I first encountered this incredible musical playing the part of Billy Bigelow," said Arisco. "It has always been one of my favorite musicals of all time. The singer-dancer-actors we have assembled will bring to South Florida the finest that musical theatre has to offer."
Michael Hunsaker stars as Billy Bigelow alongside Julie Kleiner as Julie Jordan. They are joined by Lauren Lukacek (Carrie Pipperidge), Lourelene Snedeker (Nettie Fowler), Laura Turnbull (Mrs. Mullin), Mark Sanders (Enoch Snow), Nick Duckart (Jigger Craigin), Kevin Reilley (Bascombe/Principle), Peter Haig (Starkeeper/Dr. Seldom), Sean Dorazio (Heavenly Friend), Macia McGeorge (Carnival Boy), and Alexandra van Hasselt (Louise).
Rounding out the ensemble are Nikki Allred, A.J. Cola, Diana D'Ambrosio, Austin Ryan Hunt, Kimmi Johnson, Nicole Kinzel, Brent Kuenning, Victoria Lauzun, Taylor Hilt Mitchell, Hugo E. Moreno, Lauren Tepper, Brian Varela and Kelly Ziegler.
The creative team includes Tim Bennett (scenic design), Eric Nelson (lighting design), Shaun Mitchell (sound design), Ellis Tillman (costume design), and Jodi Dellaventura (properties design).
Performances continue through February 26.