Rodgers and Hammerstein's Carousel at Foothill College
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The last date listed for Carousel was Thursday August 16, 2007 / 8:00pm.
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As much a cultural phenomenon as a theatrical event, Cats enjoyed a record-breaking run on Broadway and in London, thanks to its feline-inspired costumes, memorable songs by famed composer Andrew Lloyd Webber and fun character names like Grizabella and Rum Tum Tugger. Now the play is being brought to life by Children's Musical Theater San Jose, starring actors age 14 to 20. The story, inspired by a collection of poetry from T.S. Eliot, revolves around a tribe known as the Jellicle cats, and their leader Old Deuteronomy, who'll choose one of their group to be reborn that night after their annual ball. The longest-touring Broadway musical in history, Cats features 20 of Webber's timeless melodies, including the hit song "Memory," and was the winner of seven 1983 Tony Awards, including Best Musical. Learn More
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Featured review from Leianne L.Red Velvet
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What a wonderful surprise! Very impressed with the amazing voices of leads, Carmichael Blankenship and Mary Melnick. I must commend FMT for placing a person of color in the lead role! That is so important to me as a person of color and as an active theater subsciber (SJ Rep, SJ Stage and SF's Best of Broadway).
I wish all theaters would take FMT's lead and have casts which reflect our community!
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In 1999, Time magazine voted Carousel the “Best Musical of the Century.”
The multi-award-winning Foothill Music Theatre presents Rodgers and Hammerstein’s classic musical Carousel. Set in a small New England seaside town, the show follows the love story of Billy Bigelow, a smooth-talking carnival barker, and Julie Jordan, the spunky local factory worker he falls for. Forging new territory in musical theatre storytelling, this lush work from the Golden Era of Broadway features a superbly witty script from Hammerstein and boasts some of Rodgers’ most memorable tunes, including “If I Loved You,” “My Boy Bill,” the gorgeous “Carousel Waltz,” and the showstopping “You’ll Never Walk Alone.”
Award-winning director Jay Manley helms this emotionally riveting take on Nicholas Hytner’s 1994 Tony Award-winning revival of the show.
About the Ticket Supplier: Foothill Music Theatre/Foothill College Theatre Dept
Award-winning Foothill Music Theatre offers the Peninsula acclaimed productions of newer as well as Broadway’s golden musicals, with full orchestra and large casts, at family friendly prices. The company has won Bay Area Theatre Critics’ Circle Awards for Outstanding Production, Outstanding Ensemble Production, and Best Direction, among others. The company has also garnered kudos from myriad Bay Area critics for its sharp, professionally mounted productions, presented in both the intimate new Lohman Theatre, located at the base of the hill, and the handsome 1,000 seat Smithwick Theatre, located atop a wooded hill on the campus of Foothill College.