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06/20/15 – Carousel – 1pm

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Lyric Opera of Chicago

  • by Richard Rodgers and Oscar Hammerstein II


The Iconic American Musical
in a New Lyric Production

Swaggering, carefree carnival barker, Billy Bigelow, captivates and marries the naive millworker, Julie Jordan. But all too soon, they fall on hard times and unbearable loss. Yet the power of love perseveres, as do the tuneful hits, in this masterpiece of American musical theater. You’ll hear “If I Loved You,” “June Is Bustin’ Out All Over,” and “You’ll Never Walk Alone” all set against the backdrop of an original new production from Lyric Opera.

This American musical masterpiece is headlined by “lust-worthy leading man” (New York Times) Steven Pasquale, star of Broadway and television’s The Good Wife, and “sweet-voiced, wholesomely beautiful”(USA Today)Laura Osnes, who was recently Tony-nominated for her title role performance in Cinderella. (See full casting details below!)

This cast of luminaries of the stage and screen is directed and choreographed by Tony Award-winner Rob Ashford and conducted by Broadway’s David Chase. The powerful Lyric Opera Orchestra and Chorus will perform for a truly once-in-a-lifetime production you don’t want to miss!


Music by Richard Rodgers.
Books and lyrics by Oscar Hammerstein II.
Based on the play Liliom by Ferenc Molnár, as adapted by
Benjamin F. Glazer.
Original dances by Agnes de Mille.



New Lyric production generously made possible by The Negaunee Foundation, an Anonymous Donor, Robert S. and Susan E. Morrison,Mr. and Mrs. J. Christopher Reyes, Liz Stiffel, Mrs. Herbert A. Vance and Mr. and Mrs. William C. Vance, and Jim and Vicki Mills/Jon and Lois Mills.



  • Steven Pasquale

    Billy Bigelow

    Steven Pasquale

    The Good Wife (CBS), Bridges of Madison County (Broadway)
  • Laura Osnes

    Julie Jordan

    Laura Osnes

    Cinderella, Bonnie and Clyde (Broadway)
  • Jenn Gambatese

    Carrie Pipperidge

    Jenn Gambatese

    The Sound of Music (Lyric Opera), Tarzan(Broadway)
  • Matthew Hydzik

    Enoch Snow

    Matthew Hydzik

    Side Show, West Side Story (Broadway)
  • Denyce Graves

    Nettie Fowler

    Denyce Graves

    Lyric Opera, Metropolitan Opera, Vienna Staatsoper, Covent Garden
  • Jarrod Emick

    Jigger Craigin

    Jarrod Emick

    Ring of Fire, Damn Yankees (Broadway)
  • Charlotte d’Amboise

    Mrs. Mullin

    Charlotte d’Amboise

    Chicago, A Chorus Line (Broadway)
  • Tony Roberts


    Tony Roberts

    Annie Hall (film), Promises, Promises(Broadway)
  • David Lively

    David Bascomb

    David Lively

    Henry VIII, Romeo and Juliet (Chicago Shakespeare Theater)
  • Abigail Simon


    Abigail Simon

    Age of Innocence, Nutcracker (Joffrey Ballet)
  • Rob Ashford


    Rob Ashford

    The Barber of Seville (Lyric Opera), the87th Academy Awards
  • David Chase


    David Chase

    Cinderella, Nice Work If You Can Get It(Broadway)
  • Paolo Ventura

    Set Designer

    Paolo Ventura

  • Lee Newby

    Associate Set Designer

    Lee Newby

  • Catherine Zuber

    Costume Designer

    Catherine Zuber

  • Neil Austin

    Lighting Designer

    Neil Austin

  • Mark Grey

    Sound Designer

    Mark Grey

  • Michael Black

    Chorus Master

    Michael Black

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