October 21, 2011
Westerville, OH—Otterbein University Theatre presents the musical Carnival! at 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 10; 2 p.m. on Sunday, Nov. 13; and 8 p.m. on Nov. 11-12 and 17-19 at the Fritsche Theatre at Cowan Hall, 30 S. Grove St. Tickets cost $25. Call 614-823-1109 or visit www.otterbein.edu/artscene.
Dubbed “America’s Magical Musical,” Carnival! is the magical and heart-warming tale of a naïve young woman who eagerly joins a traveling circus. Surrounded by a riot of acrobats and jugglers, music makers and clowns, she is dazzled at first by the troupe’s manipulative magician. In the end she finds happiness with a disillusioned puppeteer who can only express himself through his delightful puppets. Based on the film Lili and with songs like “Love Makes the World Go Round” and “Her Face,” Carnival! casts a romantic spell over the entire audience.
Tickets for Carnival! are $25 each and can be reserved by calling the Otterbein University box office at (614) 823-1109. The box office is open 10 a.m.- 4 p.m. Monday through Friday and one hour prior to performances. Student Rush discounts are available one hour prior to curtain, pending ticket availability. The box office is located in Cowan Hall, 30 S. Grove St., Westerville.
Otterbein University Theatre presents Carnival!
Music & Lyrics by Bob Merrill
Book by Michael Stewart
Based on material by Helen Deutsch
Original production directed & choreographed by Gower Champion
Produced for the Broadway Stage by David Merrick
November 10-13 and 17-19, 2011
Fritsche Theatre at Cowan Hall, 30 S. Grove St., Westerville
Director: John Stefano
Choreographer: Sue Saurer
Music Director: Lori Kay Harvey
Scenic & Costume Designer: Berlyn Drabik
Lighting Designer: Dana White
Lili ........... Heather Dell
Paul........... Zach Wilhelm
Jacquot........... Greg Prusiewicz
Rosalie........... Emma Brock
Marco........... Hayden Clifton
Schlegel........... Patrick Schaefer
Grobert........... Jake Ramirez
Dr. Glass........... Sam Ray
Roustabouts........... Preston Pounds, Ian Taylor, Jared Howelton, James Scully
Harem Girls........... Mikayla Agrella, Molly Wetzel, Krystal Simpson, Mariah Parris
Princess Olga........... Madison Tinder
Siamese Twins........... Hannah Barrens & Jamie Ferguson
Jugglers........... Blake Floyd & Harry Sanderson
Strong Man........... Michael Hewitt
Bearded Lady........... Lizzie Wild
Clowns........... Anthony Murphy & Andrew Szczerba
Opening Night Performance (includes post-performance reception):
Thursday, Nov. 10, 7:30 p.m., Fritsche Theatre at Cowan Hall, 30 S. Grove St.
Friday, Nov. 11, 8:00 p.m., Fritsche Theatre at Cowan Hall, 30 S. Grove St.
Saturday, Nov. 12, 8:00 p.m., Fritsche Theatre at Cowan Hall, 30 S. Grove St.
Sunday, Nov. 13, 2:00 p.m., Fritsche Theatre at Cowan Hall, 30 S. Grove St.
Thursday, Nov. 17, 8:00 p.m., Fritsche Theatre at Cowan Hall, 30 S. Grove St.
Friday, Nov. 18, 8:00 p.m., Fritsche Theatre at Cowan Hall, 30 S. Grove St.
Saturday, Nov. 19, 8:00 p.m., Fritsche Theatre at Cowan Hall, 30 S. Grove St.