“Carousel” is a tale of romance and tragedy, hope and redemption, set in a gritty nineteenth-century Maine mill-and-seafaring town. It centers on the unexpected and rocky romance of a tough drifter, carnival barker Billy Bigelow and Julie Jordan, a willful mill girl. Together they face the consequences of their rash choices – particularly after Billy falls in with the raffish sailor Jigger Craigin. Also told is the tale of romance between Julie’s effervescent pal, Carrie and fisherman Enoch Snow, who dreams of success and a big family.


  • Carrie Pipperidge: Gwen Karpluk
  • Julie Jordan: Catherine Rush
  • Mrs. Mullin: Carol Marks
  • Billy Bigelow: William Hatch
  • 1st Policeman: William McColl
  • David Bascombe: Bernard Dwyer
  • Nettie Fowler: Sylvia Horwitz
  • Little Girl: Carol Lehman
  • Enoch Snow: Richard Jachimecki
  • Jigger Craigin: Howard Moyer
  • 1st Sailor: Robert Farquharson
  • 2nd Policeman: Frank Blum
  • Captain: Eugene Zola
  • 2nd Sailor: Dale Atwell
  • Heavenly Friend (Brother Joshua): George Raymond
  • Starkeeper: Richard Barrett
  • Louise: Donna Meierdiercks
  • Enoch Snow, Jr.: Matthew Moross
  • Principal: John Lehman
  • Dr. Seldon: Richard Barrett
  • Singers: Dale Atwell, Robert Banks, Joyce Barrett, Frank Blum, Eunice Chouffi, Lydia Cicarelli, Debby Enright, Robert Farquharson, Colleen Flynn, Thomas Gonyeau, Jolyne Hatch, katrina Lyn Hull, John Lehman, Steven Leifer, Bobbi Maras, William McColl, Buddy Meagley, Matthew Moross, Louise Nestoryak, Elisa Pecci, Amy Steiner, Judi Wilfore, Leslie Zeh, Eugene Zola
  • Dancers: Carl Albright, Deborah Barrett, Joseph Burke, Shelly Burke, Lisa Cartmell, Terry Czechowski, Jennie Daniels, William Emerich, Donna Gajewski, Mildred Hoghe, Michael Jahoda, Christopher Malcolm, Lisa Mangino, Patty Nelson, Margaret Parr, Dan Poteralski, Andrea Shane, John Sweeney, Anthony Tasso, Harry Tryon

Production Team

  • Director: Jack Byrne
  • Music Director: Kenneth Nelson
  • Choreographers: Caren McGee-Russell and Margaret Brewster
  • Producer: Thelma Zeh
  • Set Design: Jack Byrne & team
  • Stage Manager: James Fraser
  • Lighting Design: Bob Willard & team
  • Costumes: Elinor Turnidge & team
  • Sound: Robert Cohen and Paul Croteau
  • Properties: Dee Jachimecki & team
  • Make-up: Esther Rorich & team

View Full Playbill Here!

November, 1979