Directed and choreographed by Tony, Emmy and Olivier Award winner Rob Ashford, the Carousel cast is headed by two-time Tony nominee Laura Osnes as Julie Jordan, Steven Pasquale as Billy Bigelow, Jenn Gambatese as Carrie Pipperidge and opera singer Denyce Graves as Nettie Fowler.
Performances continue through May 3. The radio broadcast is scheduled for June 13.
These artists are joined by Matthew Hydzik (Enoch Snow), Tony Award winner Jarrod Emick (Jigger Craigin) and two-time Tony Award nominees Charlotte d'Amboise (Mrs. Mullin) and Tony Roberts (Starkeeper).
Carousel is conducted by Broadway veteran David Chase. The production also has set design by Paolo Ventura, costume design by Tony winner Catherine Zuber and lighting design by Neil Austin. Michael Black is the chorus master.
WFMT’s Suzanne Nance and Lyric Opera of Chicago’s dramaturg Roger Pines will host the following opening-night broadcasts of the 2014-15 season. The Saturday broadcasts begin at noon CDT:
|Don Giovanni/Mozart (in Italian)||May 16 – 3 hrs 30 mins|
|Capriccio/R. Strauss (in German)||May 23 – 3 hrs|
|Il Trovatore/Verdi (in Italian)||May 30 – 3 hrs|
|Anna Bolena/Donizetti (in Italian)||June 6 – 3 hrs 30 mins|
| Carousel/Rodgers & Hammerstein
|June 13 – 3 hrs|
|Tannhäuser/Wagner (in German)||June 20 – 5 hrs|
| The Passenger/Weinberg
(in multiple languages)
|June 27 – 3 hrs|
|Porgy and Bess/Gershwin (in English)||July 4 – 3 hrs 30 mins|
|Tosca/Puccini (in Italian)||July 11 – 3 hrs|
Carousel plays the Civic Opera House, 20 N. Wacker Dr., Chicago. Tickets start at $29, and are now available at lyricopera.org/carousel or at (312) 827-5600.