OREGON CITY - Clackamas Repertory Theatre (CRT) continues its
10th season Saturday, Aug. 2, with Rodgers and Hammerstein's
classic musical "Carousel." This production features the talents of
several award-winning Portland-area theater professionals.
Directed by David Smith-English,
Clackamas Rep's "Carousel" features Dru Rutledge as Julie Jordan
and Michael Mitchell as Billy Bigelow. Both Rutledge and Mitchell
won Portland Area Musical Theatre Awards (PAMTAs) for their
performances in Clackamas Rep's 2011 production of "Oklahoma!" The
production is choreographed by another PAMTA award winner Wes
Hanson (for CRT's 2013 "Kiss Me Kate") and also features Cassi Kohl
as Carrie and Jonathan Quesenberry as Enoch Snow.
"Carousel" is based on the play
Liliom (1909) by the Hungarian playwright Ferenc
Molnȧr. Rodgers and Hammerstein turned out to be the perfect choice
to do a musical adaptation of the play, and "Carousel" features
well-known songs, "If I Loved You," and "When You Walk Through a
Storm." The musical originally opened on Broadway on April 19,
1945, and ran for a little over two years. It won a number of
prestigious awards and remains an audience favorite
Clackamas Rep's performance of
"Carousel" runs Aug. 1 through Aug. 24. Performances take place in
the Osterman Theatre at Clackamas Community College, Thursdays
through Saturdays at 7:30 p.m. with Sunday matinees at 2:30 p.m.
Ticket prices range from $15 to $35 and may be purchased by calling
503-594-6047 or at www.clackamasrep.org. The
low-price preview is Thursday, July 31. The Aug. 1 show is sold
out. Opening night is Aug 2.
Clackamas Rep's season continues in
late September with the comedy "Good People.