Posts made in July, 2013

Q&A with ‘Carousel’ Director Johnny Hebda

After three productions that were Utah premieres (Side Show, i love you because, and What the Bellhop Saw), why is the company taking on an ages-old show like Carousel? As part of our mission statement, we strive to produce shows that are not too often produced in Utah or premieres. We particularly select shows that have powerful messages and challenge people to think. Carousel was the perfect choice to be included in our season as it is an incredible story that hasn’t had a major production in nearly a decade. I think that Utah audiences will relate to the themes of redemption and...

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Utah Rep to Stage ‘Carousel’

The spiritually uplifting story of one man’s redemption and the tragedy of feelings left unspoken, Rodgers and Hammerstein’s Carousel will be staged Aug. 9-24 by Utah Repertory Theater Company at the Murray Theater. The first major Utah production in 10 years, Carousel will be performed with a live orchestra. Carousel is Utah Rep’s fourth production in its inaugural season, and the landmark musical features some of the most powerful music ever written for the stage, including “You’ll Never Walk Alone,” “If I Loved You,” “When the Children Are Asleep,”...

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‘Carousel’ Poignant, Spiritually Uplifting Musical

A first-in-the-state production in 10 years of the Rodgers and Hammerstein masterpiece Glorious songs, a postcard New England seaside setting and a spiritually uplifting story of love and redemption have kept Carousel among the most beloved American musicals ever created. Utah Repertory Theater Company will stage the Rodgers and Hammerstein masterpiece Aug. 9-24 at the Murray Theater. While the songs of Carousel — including “If I Loved You” and the hymn-like “You’ll Never Walk Alone” — have endured for their richness and quality, director Johnny Hebda says it’s the...

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