Carousel: Rodgers and Hammerstein's Masterpiece

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See Carousel for 25% off! 
Lyric Opera invites you to attend an all-star production of Rodgers and Hammerstein's Carousel with a special discount! Use promo DANCECSL and receive 25% off any Tuesday - Thursday performance. To purchase tickets, visit, select your date from the calendar, and enter DANCESCL in the upper right corner. Select your seats and proceed to checkout! (Offer is subject to availability, is non-transferable, and is not valid on previously purchased tickets or in combination with another offer. Exchanges may be possible but are not guaranteed/discount may not carryover to exchanged date, fees may apply.)
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, accompanied by the Lyric Chorus and Orchestra.

Billy Bigelow
Steven Pasquale

Nettie Fowler
Denyce Graves

Rob Ashford

David Chase

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Music by Richard Rodgers. Book by Oscar Hammerstein II.

Lyrics by Oscar Hammerstein II.

Based on the play Liliom by Ferenc Molnár.

As adapted by Benjamin F. Glazer.

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.

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Civic Opera House

20 North Wacker Dr.
Chicago, IL 60606
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