CAROUSEL

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Rodgers & Hammerstein’s Carousel

Step right up! Love is a wild ride

“One of America’s finest theatrical achievements,” Rodgers & Hammerstein’s Carousel follows the ups, downs, round and rounds of life and love. Muddling through small town expectations, meager means and conflicting dreams, Julie, Billy and their daughter Louise learn “You’ll Never Walk Alone.”

Performing Artists & Creative Team

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Anna Christy

Steven LaBrie

Jennifer DeDominici

Will Ferguson

Phyllis Pancella

John Paul Huckle

Ken Cazan

Christopher Zemliauskas

Dan Wallace Miller

Brandon M Eldredge

Judeth Shay Comstock

Charles “Chip” Smith

Aryssa Leigh Burrs

Dylan Elza

Katherine Holobinko

James Resch

Marin Tack

David Martin Jacques

Edina Hiser

Jason Allen 

Anna Christy

Central City Opera: (Partial Listing) Baby Doe, The Ballad of Baby Doe, 2016; Susanna, Le nozze di Figaro, 2014; Emily Webb, Our Town, 2013

Recently: Soloist, The East Land Symphony, Carnegie Hall (U.S. Premiere); Soloist, Messiah, Colorado Symphony; Fire/Princess/Nightingale, L’enfant et les sortilèges, Philadelphia Orchestra

Julie Jordan:Carousel (2021)

Voice type:Soprano

Steven LaBrie

Central City Opera: Debut

Recently: Valdeburgo, La straniera, Teatro Nuovo; Charlie, Three Decembers, San Diego Opera; Riolobo, Florencia en el Amazonas, Florida Grand Opera

Billy Bigelow:Carousel (2021)

Voice type:Baritone

Jennifer DeDominici

Central City Opera: (Partial Listing) Soloist, CCO Al Fresco, 2020, Opera Teaser 2020 and 2019, Encore: A Musical Revue, 2019 and 2018

Recently: Soloist, Beethoven’s 9th Symphony, Denver Philharmonic Orchestra; Francesca (Henry Award for Outstanding Performance by an Actress), The Bridges of Madison County, Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center; Guenevere, Camelot, Intermountain Opera Bozeman

Carrie Pipperidge:Carousel (2021)

Voice type:Mezzo-Soprano

Will Ferguson

Central City Opera: George Gibbs, Our Town, 2013

Recently: Titorelli/Flogger/Student, Der Prozess, Salzburger Landestheater; Snout, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Teatro Massimo di Palermo; Candide, Candide, South Dakota Symphony Orchestra

Enoch Snow:Carousel (2021)

Voice type:Tenor

Phyllis Pancella

Central City Opera: Mrs. Gibbs, Our Town, 2013; Rinaldo, Rinaldo, 2009; Lucretia, The Rape of Lucretia, 2008; Nerone, L’incoronazione di Poppea, 2006

Recently: Professor of Voice, University of North Carolina School of the Arts; Principessa/Zita, Suor Angelica/Gianni Schicchi, Opera Memphis; Mother, Thumbprint, LA Opera

Nettie Fowler:Carousel (2021)

Voice type:Mezzo-Soprano

John Paul Huckle

Central City Opera: Past member of the Bonfils-Stanton Artists Training Program

Recently: Samuel, Un ballo in maschera, Opera di Genova; Quinault, Adriana Lecouvreur, Opera di Genova; König Marke, Tristan und Isolde, Claude Heater Foundation at the Krzysztof Penderecki European Centre for Music

Jigger Craigin:Carousel (2021)

Sparafucile:Rigoletto (2021)

Voice type:Bass

Ken Cazan

Central City Opera: (Partial Listing) Billy Budd, 2019; Acis and Galatea and The Face on the Barroom Floor, 2018; The Burning Fiery Furnace, 2017

Recently: Professor of Opera/Resident Stage Director, University of Southern California Thornton School of Music; Director/Co-librettist, Frau Schindler (World Premiere), Gärtnerplatz Theatre, Munich; Director, As One (World Premiere), American Opera Projects and Brooklyn Academy of Music

Director:Carousel (2021)

Christopher Zemliauskas

Central City Opera: (Partial Listing) Conductor, Acis and Galatea, 2018; Conductor, The Burning Fiery FurnaceCabildo and Gallantry, 2017; Conductor and Chorus Master, Don Quixote and the Duchess and The Prodigal Son, 2015

Recently: Music Director, Gianni Schicchi, Opera Ithaca; Die Zauberflöte, Dido and Aeneas, Sister Act, Ithaca College; Kinky Boots (Regional Premiere), Hangar Theatre

Conductor:Carousel (2021)

Dan Wallace Miller

Central City Opera: Assistant Director, Billy Budd and Director, Short Works, 2019

Recently: Film Director, Tosca, Seattle Opera; Director, Carmen, Kentucky Opera; Director, Orpheus and Eurydice, Inland Northwest Opera

Director:Dido & Aeneas (2021)

Assistant Director:Carousel (2021)

Brandon M Eldredge

Central City Opera: Debut

Recently: Assistant Conductor and Chorus Master, Trouble in Tahiti, Aida, La cenerentola, Il Postino and Tosca, Virginia Opera; Conductor, Mozart and Salieri, Opera Saratoga

Conductor:Dido & Aeneas (2021)

Associate Conductor/Chorus Master:Carousel and Rigoletto (2021)

Judeth Shay Comstock

Central City Opera: (Partial Listing) Bronwen, How Green Was My Valley (World Premiere) with Colorado Springs Conservatory and Chamber Orchestra of the Springs, 2014; Papagena, The Magic Flute with Colorado Symphony, 2002

Recently: Virginia, Hands on a Hardbody, Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center; Mother, Amahl and the Night Visitors, Chamber Orchestra of the Springs; Muriel, Dirty Rotten Scoundrels, Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center

Actor::Mrs. Mullin, Carousel (2021)

Charles “Chip” Smith

Central City Opera: Debut

Recently: Elijah, Elijah, Lied Center for Performing Arts; Recital of the Music of Robert Owens, National Opera Association; Shrek, Shrek, Peak to Peak Players; Former West Central Regional Governor, National Association of Teachers of Singing (NATS)

Actor::Mr. Bascombe, Dr. Seldon and The Starkeeper, Carousel (2021)

Aryssa Leigh Burrs

Hometown: Philadelphia, PA

Recently: Zerlina, Don Giovanni, Opera Columbus; Prince Orlofsky, Die Fledermaus, Northwestern University; Captain, Dog Days, Northwestern University

2021:Studio Artist

Ensemble:Carousel (2021)

Voice type:Mezzo-Soprano

Dylan Elza

Hometown: Dallas, TX

Recently: Messenger, Aida, Virginia Opera; Mr. Xoloti/Eduardo Jr., Frida Kahlo and the Bravest Girl in the World, Florida Grand Opera; Thug #1, Il Postino, Virginia Opera

2021:Studio Artist

Policeman/Enoch Snow, Jr./Ensemble:Carousel (2021)

Voice type:Tenor

Katherine Holobinko

Hometown: Avon, CT

Recently: Meg, Little Women, Indiana University; Annina, La traviata, Indiana University; Belinda, Dido and Aeneas, Peabody Opera Theatre

2021:Studio Artist

Young Miss Snow/Ensemble:Carousel (2021)

Voice type:Soprano

James Resch

Hometown: Katy, TX

Recently: Dino di Vino, Strega Nona, Houston Grand Opera’s Opera to Go!; Marquis de la Force, Dialogues of the Carmelites, Loyola University; Patsy McCall, Roscoe, Seagle Music Colony

Past Studio Artist

2021:Studio Artist

Captain/Heavenly Friend/Ensemble:Carousel (2021)

An Official:Rigoletto (2021)

Voice type:Bass-Baritone

Marin Tack

Hometown: Traverse City, MI

Recently: Lisa, Dog Days, Northwestern University; Héro, Béatrice et Bénédict, Northwestern University; Miss Jessel, The Turn of the Screw, Northwestern University

2021:Studio Artist

Louise:Carousel (2021)

Voice type:Soprano

David Martin Jacques

Central City Opera: Resident Lighting Designer, 2021-2007 and 2005-1999

Recently: Lighting Designer, My Fair Lady, Teatro Massimo Palermo and Teatro di San Carlo; The Flying Dutchman, Teatro del Maggio Musicale Fiorentino; Moby Dick, Chicago Opera Theater

Resident Lighting Designer:2021

Set Designer:Carousel (2021)

Edina Hiser

Central City Opera: Debut

Recently: Associate Costume Designer, FOUND: A New Musical, IAMA Theatre Company; Costume Designer, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, USC Thornton; Costume Designer, 3 Paderewskis, Kosciuszko Foundation

Costume Designer:Carousel & Rigoletto (2021)

Jason Allen 

Central City Opera: Wig and Makeup Co-Designer/Supervisor, 2011

Recently: Wig and Makeup Designer, Waitress and Straight White Men, Broadway; Primetime Emmy-nominated Makeup Artist

Resident Wig/Makeup Designer and Supervisor:Carousel & Rigoletto (2021)

Performance Location

The Hudson Gardens & Event Center
6115 South Santa Fe Drive
Littleton, CO 80120

Music

Richard Rodgers

Book & Lyrics

Oscar Hammerstein II

Based on Ferenc Molnar’s play “Liliom,” adapted by Benjamin F. Glazer

Original Chorography by Agnes de Mille

Sung In

English

Run Time

100 minutes (approx.)
Performed without an intermission (Due to COVID)

Production Sponsor

Pamela and Louis Bansbach


CAROUSEL is presented through special arrangement with R & H Theatricals: www.rnh.com.