Sunday Jul 14, 2013
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Albuquerque, NM 87122
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Landmark Musicals presents the Rodgers & Hammerstein musical named by Time Magazine as the “best musical of the 20th Century."
runs Â JULY 13 through 28 Â at the Rodey Theatre; 7:30 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays, 2 p.m. Sundays. Opening night performance is Saturday, July 13 with a special Saturday matinee on July 20. Tickets are $20, $22 and $24 with a $2 discount for students and seniors. Tickets may be obtained at the ticket office in the UNM bookstore on campus or at The Pit or at the Popejoy ticket office before the show. Tickets are also available at www.unmtickets.com or by calling 505-925-58-58 or 1-877-664-8661, or at Albertsons in Albuquerque, Los Lunas, Rio Rancho and Santa Fe. For more information, go to www.landmarkmusicals.org.
Opens on Saturday, July 13, at the Rodey Theatre on the University of New Mexico campus. The musical is one of Landmarkâs most ambitious undertakings with a 23-piece orchestra; sets by Dahl Delu, theÂ Emmy award-winning art director and designer, a stellar cast and principal dancers from the Festival Ballet.Â The show is directed by Laurie Finnegan, who is also a performer last seen in the title role of Landmarkâs Hello, Dolly!. âWhen director Harold Prince proudly announced on the Tony Award telecast last month that The Phantom of the Opera, which is celebrating its 25th anniversary, had the largest orchestra on Broadway with 28 musicians, I was especially proud of our 23 in the pit, surely the largest musical orchestra in New Mexico and probably the Southwest.â Landmark, she said, is committed to presenting live music and large orchestras, âa commitment helped immeasurably by a grant from the Music Guild of New Mexico.â Carousel brims with some of the finest songs ever written by Richard Rodgers and Oscar Hammerstein IIâsongs likeâIf I Loved you,â âJune Is Bustinâ Out All Over, âThis Was a Real Nice Clambake,â âSoliloquyâ and âYouâll Never Walk Alone.â Unusual among musicals, it also features a ballet sequence, which was originally choreographed by Agnes DeMille. Critics agree about Carousel.Â âBeautiful, bountiful, beguilingâ¦it is the product of taste, imagination and skill,â said the New York Mirror. âThe audience is awash in theÂ optimistic glow of Oscar Hammersteinâs words and the glory of Richard Rodgersâs music, beyond all reason. And Carousel cements its estate in musical theater heaven,â wrote Alvin Klein of The New York Times. Carousel opens on Saturday, July 13,and runs for nine performances, closing on July 28. Show times are 7:30 p.m. on Fridays and Saturdays, 2 p.m. on Sundays. There is a special matinee on Saturday, July 20. Tickets are $$20, $22 and $24 with a $2 discount for students and seniors. Tickets may be obtained at the ticket office in the UNM bookstore on campus or at The Pit or at the Popejoy ticket office before the show. Tickets are also available at www.unmtickets.com or by calling 505-925-58-58 or 1-877-664-8661, or at Albertsons in Albuquerque, Los Lunas, Rio Rancho and Santa Fe. For more information, go to www.landmarkmusicals.org. Â PHOTO CAPTION: Alexandra Martinez as Julie Jordan and Michael M. Finnegan as Billy Bigelow in Landmark Musicalsâs production of Carousel, opening uly 13 at the Rodey Theatre. Â