Directed by Baayork Lee, the performance featured an all Asian-American cast of professionals: Ali Ewoldt (Carrie Pipperidge), Steven Eng (Enoch Snow), Kylie Liya Goldstein (Louise), MaryAnn Hu (Mrs. Mullins), Devin Ilaw (Billy Bigelow ), Helen Park (Nettie Fowler), Diane Phelan (Julie Jordan), David Shih (Bascombe), Viet Vo (Jigger), Alison Lea Bender, Lynn Craig, Chris Ignacio, Brian Jose, Brian Kim, Whitney Kam Lee, Rebecca Lee Lerman, Kathleen Lynch, Shoba Narayanan, Kevin Schuering and Henry Yuk.
Carousel in Concert, With Ali Ewoldt, Diane Phelan, Steven Eng, Devin Ilaw, Helen Park and More
The evening also included musical direction by Kevin Farrell and costumes by Jimm Halliday. Associate producers are N+N Productions, Nikole Vallins and Natalie Malotke.
Rodgers and Hammerstein’s Carousel, according to press notes, takes place in a "Maine coastal village toward the end of the 19th century. The carnival barker Billy Bigelow captivates and marries the millworker Julie Jordan, and both struggle to adapt to their new lives. Suddenly faced with the unexpected prospect of becoming a father, Billy attempts to provide for his family with unfortunate consequences."
All proceeds go towards future projects of National Asian Artists Project. Founded by theatre artists Baayork Lee, Steven Eng and Nina Zoie Lam, NAAP "exists to be a leader in educating, cultivating, and stimulating audiences and artists — current and future — through showcasing exceptional work by vibrant artists of Asian descent." For more information visit NAAProject.org.