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Carousel opens at Poteet Theatre on Friday, July 15, 2011

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This month, Poteet Theatre presents CAROUSEL, based on the play LILIOM by Ferenc Molnar.

In a Maine coastal village toward the end of the 19th century, the swaggering, carefree carnival barker, Billy Bigelow, played by New York actor Andy Biddy captivates and marries the naive millworker, Julie Jordan, played by Kristen Fitzgerald. Billy looses

Billy loses his job just as he learns Julie is pregnant and, desperately intent upon providing a decent life for his family, he is coerced into being an accomplice to a robbery. Caught in the act and facing the certainty of prison, he takes his own life and is sent “up there.” Billy is allowed to return to earth for one day fifteen years later, and he encounters the daughter he never knew. She is a lonely, friendless teenager, her father’s reputation as a thief and bully having haunted her throughout her young life. How Billy instills in both the child and her mother a sense of hope and dignity is a dramatic testimony to the power of love.

It’s easy to understand why, of all the shows they created, CAROUSEL was Rodgers & Hammerstein’s personal favorite.

For 50- plus years, Arts @ St. Luke’s has been dedicated to bringing its congregation and the community at large as part o its mission. It seeks to provide quality entertainment through theatre, concerts, gallery showings, and educational projects. St. Luke’s United Methodist Church is located just north of downtown on NW 15th between Harvey and Robinson.

It’s easy to understand why, of all the shows they created, CAROUSEL was Rodgers & Hammerstein’s personal favorite. (Keyboard in the rest)

For 50- plus years, Arts @ St. Luke’s has been dedicated to bringing its congregation and the community at large as part o its mission. It seeks to provide quality entertainment through theatre, concerts, gallery showings, and educational projects. St. Luke’s United Methodist Church is located just north of downtown on NW 15th between Harvey and Robinson.

Tickets are $20 and may be purchased by visiting our website at www.poteettheatre.com or by calling our box office at 609.1023.

 

his job just as he learns Julie is pregnant and, desperately intent upon providing a decent life for his family, he is coerced into being an accomplice to a robbery. Caught in the act and facing the certainty of prison, he takes his own life and is sent “up there.” Billy is allowed to return to earth for one day fifteen years later, and he encounters the daughter he never knew. She is a lonely, friendless teenager, her father’s reputation as a thief and bully having haunted her throughout her young life. How Billy instills in both the child and her mother a sense of hope and dignity is a dramatic testimony to the power of love.

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