The year 2015 marks the 70th anniversary of one of the signature shows in the history of American musical theater – Rodgers and Hammerstein’s “Carousel." This retrospective will give us an opportunity to explore the origins of the show dating back to Ferenc Molnar’s 1909 play “Liliom," its transformation into a musical starring Broadway newcomers John Raitt and Jan Clayton, and the controversy surrounding the casting of the 1956 film version. Included in the presentation will be archival interviews with Richard Rodgers and Oscar Hammerstein as well as director Nicholas Hytner, whose 1992 revival of the show won great critical acclaim. Finally we will be able to revel again in the outstanding performances of many of the songs from “Carousel” including “You’ll Never Walk Alone," “Bill," and of course, “If I Loved You."
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