Broadway World: Utah Rep Stages Ambitious “Carousel”

“You should embrace this window of opportunity to see (‘Carousel’)!”

“The undeniable star of this production is Samuel Ross West as Billy Bigelow. More than his pleasant singing voice, his acting in this role is truly exceptional. Every word, expression, and mannerism is inhabited by the character he plays.

“Other strong vocalists in the show include Amber Lee Roberts (Julie Jordan), Scott Cluff (Enoch Snow), Mimi West (Carrie Pipperidge), and Serena Kanig Benish (Nettie Fowler, double cast with Valaura Arnold).

“Music director Melissa Thorne has done a superb job with the choral numbers. The ensemble sings its music clearly and lushly.

“Special recognition is also in order for a male ensemble that rivals its female counterpart in size, energy, and talent.”

http://saltlakecity.broadwayworld.com/article/BWW-Reviews-Utah-Rep-Presents-Ambitious-CAROUSEL-20130813