Performances: August 9–August 24 at the Murray Theater.
Director: Johnny Hebda
Choreographer: Cooper Howell
Music Director: Melissa Thorne
Assistant Director: Adam Cannon
Synopsis: In a Maine coastal village toward the end of the 19th century, the swaggering, carefree carnival barker Billy Bigelow captivates and marries the naive mill worker Julie Jordan. Billy loses his job just as he learns that 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 15 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.
“Carousel” will be performed with a live orchestra.
Casting: The role of Billy Bigelow will be played by Kevin Goertzen. All other roles are open. The cast of 40 will include children and teenagers; all ages and ethnicities are encouraged to audition.
Auditions: Tuesday, March 19 from 6 p.m.–10 p.m. at the Echo Theatre in Provo and Wednesday, March 20 from 6 p.m.–10 p.m. at the Murray Theater. Please prepare 32 bars of a a classically-based musical theater selection.
Note: You may audition for “Carousel” and “What the Bellhop Saw” at the same time.
Callbacks: Saturday, March 23 from 2 p.m.–5 p.m. at the Murray Theater.