PHOTO CALL: Teal Wicks, James Snyder, Jenn Gambatese and Cast Celebrate First Performance of Goodspeed's Carousel

By Krissie Fullerton
18 Jul 2012

Teal Wicks plays Julie Jordan to the Billy Bigelow of James Snyder in Goodspeed Musicals' new production of Rodgers & Hammerstein's Carousel, July 13-Sept. 23. The cast held a party to celebrate a successful first performance.

Jenn Gambatese (All Shook Up, Tarzan) plays Carrie Pipperidge, and Jeff Kready (Billy Elliot) is Mr. Snow. Opening night is Aug. 1.

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Teal Wicks, James Snyder, Jenn Gambatese and Michael Price
Photo by Diane Sobolewski

Rob Ruggiero (Broadway's Looped and High) directs with choreography by Parker Esse. The cast also includes Ronn Carroll as Starkeeper, Deanne Lorette as Mrs. Mullin, Anne Kanengeiser as Nettie Fowler and Tally Sessions as Jigger, Jessica Bishop; Beth Crandall; Belle Doraz as a Snow Child; Jennifer Evans; Eloise Kropp as Louise, the daughter of Billy and Julie; Edward Lawrence; Leisa Mather; Jonathan Rayson as Mr. Bascombe; Sam Rodgers; Michael Scirrotto; Jet Thomason; Travis Waldschmidt; Aaron Young; and a Snow Child to be announced. The Swings are Maria Briggs and Andrew Scott Holmes.

The musical is based on Ferenc Molnar's Liliom, and focuses on the dysfunctional relationship between a carnival barker and his millworker wife in Maine. Their lives are changed with the birth of their daughter. The score, tinged with regret and unspoken declarations of love, includes "If I Loved You," "You'll Never Walk Alone," "What's the Use of Wondrin'," "June Is Busting Out All Over" and more.

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