LocationWillow Bend Center of the Arts View map
6121 W Park Blvd, Ste. B216 (Chapel Hill entrance, 2nd floor),
Plano, TX, 75093
- Website: https://northtexasperformingarts.org/event/carousel/
- Line/Box Office Phone: 972/422-2575
In-person show: $10 in advance, $12 starting Feb 8. Livestream tickets: $10 per person, $40 family pack.
- Ages: All ages
Thursday, February 11, 7:15pm
Friday, February 12, 7:15pm
Saturday, February 13, 2:15pm and 7:15pm
Sunday, February 14, 2:15pm and 6:15pm
In a Maine coastal village toward the end of the 19th century, the swaggering, carefree carnival barker, Billy Bigelow, captivates and marries the gentle millworker, Julie Jordan. Billy loses his job just as he learns that Julie is pregnant and, desperately intent upon providing a decent life for his family, he is coerced into being an accomplice to a robbery. Caught in the act and facing the certainty of prison, he takes his own life and is sent ‘up there.’
Billy is allowed to return to earth for one day fifteen years later, and he encounters the daughter he never knew. She is a lonely, friendless teenager, her father’s reputation as a thief and bully having haunted her throughout her young life. How Billy instills in both the child and her mother a sense of hope and dignity is a dramatic testimony to the power of love.
Music by Richard Rodgers, book and lyrics by Oscar Hammerstein II, based on the play by Ferenc Molnar, as adapted by Benjamin F. Glazer, original dances by Agnes de Mille.