Clackamas Repertory Theatre’s ‘Carousel’ Features Award-Winning Talent

Article by: Janet Paulson

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 today.  

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.

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