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19 Star Starred
Smithwick Theatre
at Foothill College 12345 El Monte Rd Los Altos Hills, CA 94022
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We had dinner at Lulu's Los Altos before the show, but you could conceivably picnic on the school grounds. There were some light concessions available, but no food or drink is allowed in the theater.
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attended Aug 03 2007

The working carousel was stunning and the ballet was particularly lovely.

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attended Aug 16 2007

Acoustics in theater were not great. Singing was good, acting was somewhat mediocre. Show seemed rather dated to me, did not hold up well, in spite of the valiant efforts of the cast members. show was well choreographed and staged, some quite...continued

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Quotes & Highlights

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.