25 Sep 2013
Rebecca Luker: "What's the Use of Wond'rin'" (Carousel). The story of Julie Jordan and Billy Bigelow just makes me weep. It's an epic tragedy. You see Julie going down the wrong path; falling in love with a man who beats her. I'm torn about this show because it could be seen as condoning wife-beating. But I think, instead, Rodgers & Hammerstein were simply delving into the psyche of this lonely, delicate, yet fiercely loyal woman. Here's how Julie puts it: "What's the use of wond'rin' if the ending will be sad? He's your fella and you love him. There's nothin' more to say."
Featuring the Broadway classics “To Life (L’Chaim!),” “If I Were A Rich Man,” “Sunrise Sunset,” “Matchmaker, Matchmaker,” and “Tradition,” Fiddler on the Roof will introduce a new generation to this uplifting celebration that raises its cup to joy! To love! To life!