Carousel, the musical play by the celebrated Broadway team of Richard Rodgers and Oscar Hammerstein II, was presented by Encore! Educational Theatre Company on 21 June-6 July at the Hirsch Theatre, Beit Shmuel, Jerusalem and at Yad Labanim, Ra’anana.
The bittersweet story of a young girl who falls in love with a carousel barker, adapted from the play Liliom by Hungarian-Jewish playwright Ferenc Molnar, Carousel is considered the finest musical of the 20th century. It features such unforgettable songs as “June is bustin’ out all over,” “If I loved You,” and “You’ll never walk alone”.
The show featured stage direction by Robert Binder, musical direction by Paul Salter, and choreography by Arlene Chertoff, with a cast of 50 and full orchestra (in Jerusalem).