Ben Crawford, Alexandra Silber, Christopher Fitzgerald Ride a Carousel Beginning Jan. 6

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Ben Crawford, Alexandra Silber, Sara Jean Ford and Christopher Fitzgerald join the Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra for two concert presentations of Rodgers and Hammerstein's Carousel beginning Jan. 6 at the Eastman Theatre's Kodak Hall.

Alexandra Silber
Alexandra Silber

The lushly scored classic about a tempestuous love affair between gruff carnival barker Billy Bigelow and the young mill worker Julie Jordan is staged Jan. 6 and 7 at 8 PM in the Eastman Theatre's Kodak Hall. Jeff Tyzik conducts, with stage direction by Doug LaBrecque.

Silber (Master Class, The Woman in White, Hello Again) takes on the role of Julie Jordan, which she previously played in London's West End and for L.A.'s Reprise Theatre Company. Crawford (Shrek, Les Miserables) appears as Billy Bigelow, with Ford (Phantom of the Opera, A Little Night Music) as Carrie Pipperidge and Fitzgerald (Finian's Rainbow, Wicked, Young Frankenstein) as Enoch Snow.

Ben Crawford

The principal cast also includes Rebecca Eichenberger (Phantom of the Opera, Carousel) as Nettie Fowler, James Leo Ryan (Annie, Peter Pan) as Jigger Craigin, Susan Milner as Mrs. Mullin, John Hennessey as Starkeeper, Vanessa Van Wormer as Louise, Matthew Frazier-Smith as Carousel Boy and Colin Roth as Enoch Snow, Jr.

Carousel has music by Richard Rodgers with a book and lyrics by Oscar Hammerstein II. It is based on the play Liliom by Ferenc Molnar. The classic features such songs as "If I Loved You," "June Is Bustin' Out All Over," "What's the Use of Wondrin'?," "You'll Never Walk Alone," "Mr. Snow" and "Soliloquy."

For tickets phone (585) 454-2100 or visit www.rpo.org.

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