Teal Wicks, James Snyder To Star In "Carousel" At Goodspeed

Hartford Courant

Teal Wicks and James Snyder will star as Julie Jordan and Billy Bigelow in Goodspeed Opera House’s production of Rodgers & Hammerstein’s “Carousel.”

Rob Ruggiero ("1776," "Big River,"Show Boat," "Camelot") will stage the musical whichw ill run July 13 to Sept. 23 at the East Haddam theater.

Wicks played Elphaba on Broadway and in other productions of Wickedas well as in Goodspeed’s production of “Pippin.” She was also in the American Repertory Theatre production of the musical “The Blue Flower” which later played off Broadway.

Snyder starred in Broadway’s “Cry-Baby” and Encores! Production of “Fanny.”

Also featured are Goodspeed regular Ronn Carroll as (Goodspeed's "1776," "How to Succeed Without Really Tryimng") as the Starkeeper, Jenn Gambatese (Goodspeed's "Annie Get Your Gun") as Carrie Pipperidge; Jeff Kready (Broadway's "Billy Elliot") will be Mr. Snow; Deanne Lortee (Broadway's "Las Bete") is Ms. Mullin; Anne Kanengeiser (Broadway's "Little Women") is Nettie Fowler and Tally Sessions (Broadway's "The House of Blue Leaves") will be Jigger

The ensemble includes Jessica Bishop (Broadway’s West Side Story and The Phantom of the Opera), Beth Crandall (Broadway’s West Side Story), Belle Doraz  of Madison, Conn. as a Snow Child (Goodspeed’s Show Boat), Jennifer Evans (Broadway’s Ragtime and A Tale of Two Cities and Goodspeed’s Where’s Charley and Very Good Eddie), Eloise Kropp as Louise, Edward Lawrence, Leisa Mather, Jonathan Rayson as Mr. Bascombe (Broadway’s Little Shop of Horrors and A Year With Frog and Toad), Sam Rodgers, Michael Scirrotto, Jet Thomason (Goodspeed’s Show Boat), Travis Waldschmidt, Aaron Young (Goodspeed’s Annie Get Your Gun), and a Snow Child to be announced. The Swings are Maria Briggs and Andrew Scott Holmes.

Information: www.goodspeed.org and 860-873-8668.

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