Thomas Dale’s theatre, music and dance depts. team to present Carousel

Thomas Dale High School proudly presents the musical Carousel on May 16-18 at 7 p.m. Thomas Dale High School is home to Chesterfield County’s Specialty Center for the Visual and Performing Arts and is located at 3626 W. Hundred Road in Chester.  Thomas Dale’s full blown production is a collaboration between the theatre, music and dance departments.

Carousel features beautiful melodies and lyrics by Rodgers and Hammerstein and is a bitter-sweet love story of two couples: one couple flourishes, while the other struggles to find a way to express their obvious but unspoken love for one another.  The musical also explores how a father can reach out to a daughter left behind.

The role of Billy Bigelow, the carnival barker for the carousel, is played by Jonathan Martinez.  Cat Grundy plays Julie Jordan, the mill worker who catches his eye. Julie’s best friend Carrie Pipperidge will be played by Mariana Mangano, and her fiancé Enoch Snow will be played by Jacob Kissinger.  Brittany Stowers, as Nettie Fowler, Julie’s aunt and mentor, will sing the classic song “You’ll Never Walk Alone.”  Rounding out the leading roles is Jigger Craigin, the shifty sailor, played by Jesse Taylor. In 1999, Time Magazine named Carousel the best musical of the 20th century. Come and be entertained.

The Specialty Center Arts program attracts students from all districts of Chesterfield County who are highly interested and talented in art, theatre, music and dance. More info/movies about the Specialty Center   www.SpecialtyCenterArts.com  Tickets are $10 and are available at the door.

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