The classic musical “Carousel” is at The Media Theatre this fall, Sept. 20 through Oct. 22. The cast features Broadway’s Beada Briglia as Louise.
Beada said she is ”thrilled to be back at Media Theatre, home to my family since myself and my siblings were young performers! This is where we started.”
Originally from Media, Beada’s Broadway credits include “Matilda” and “A Christmas Story: The Musical”. At The Media Theatre, she was the lead in “Pinkalicious”, “Velveteen Rabbit Christmas” and appeared in several other Children’s Series productions, as well as in the Broadway Series production of “The Sound of Music”. As Louise in Media’s “Carousel”, Beada will showcase her acting and ballet skills.
“Carousel” is an iconic American classic and features some of the most powerful music ever written for the stage, including “If I Loved You”, “Mister Snow”, “June is Bustin Out All Over” and the iconic “You’ll Never Walk Alone.” “Carousel” was Rodgers and Hammerstein’s second collaboration, and was adapted from Ferenc Molnar’s 1909 play Lilliom.
The story tells of charming, roguish carnival barker, Billy Bigelow, and mill worker Julie Jordan, both loners, who meet and fall in love. Their marriage ends up costing both their jobs, and things go downhill from there. When Billy falls in with con-man Jigger Craigin, he ends up getting caught in the midst of an armed robbery and takes his own life. Billy is allowed to return to earth for one day fifteen years later, and he encounters the daughter he never knew.
At The Media Theatre, “Carousel” is directed by Jesse Cline, with Ben Kapilow as Music Director, and Dann Dunn as Choreographer.