Renaissance Theatre to Present Carousel


The Bethel University Renaissance Theatre will present Rodgers & Hammerstein’s Carousel Friday, March 30 and Saturday, March 31 at The Dixie Carter Performing Arts Center in Huntingdon.

     Based on Ferenc Molnar’s play Liliom as adapted by Benjamin Glazer, Carousel is centered around Billy Bigelow, a man desperately intent upon providing a decent life for his family, who 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'. Allowed to return to earth for one day fifteen years later, 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 for Carousel is by Richard Rodgers with the book and lyrics by Oscar Hammerstein II. Original dances are by Agnes de Mille.

     Performance times for Carousel are Friday, March 30 at 7 p.m. and Saturday, March 31 at 2 p.m.

     Reserved ticket seating is $15 and is available at the Dixie Box Office. To purchase tickets, call 731-986-2100 or purchase them online at

     Bethel University and the Renaissance Theatre program are committed to the arts and to teaching others about the wonderful art of theatre. The goal of Renaissance Theatre is to produce Broadway quality shows for the community and to provide a great learning environment for students who are passionate about the arts and theatre. For more information about Renaissance Theatre contact Brian Hill at 731-393-0405, ext. 204 or at