'Carousel' opens at UCLA's Freud Playhouse, stripped down and focused on character

Victoria Strong (Cousin Nettie) in the Reprise Theatre Company production of Rodgers and Hammerstein’s “Carousel” playing to February 7 at UCLA’s Freud Playhouse.
Victoria Strong (Cousin Nettie) in the Reprise Theatre Company production of Rodgers and Hammerstein’s “Carousel” playing to February 7 at UCLA’s Freud Playhouse. John Ganun

The Rodgers and Hammerstein musical “Carousel” is onstage at UCLA’s Freud Playhouse through February 7. The show opened on Broadway in 1945 and is considered a cornerstone of American musical theatre. This version is being put on by the Reprise theatre company, known for its minimalist approach. "Carousel" director Michael Michetti told KPCC’s John Rabe how that helped focus this production.

The Freud Playhouse at UCLA is Macgowan Hall

Dates: January 26 to February 7
Tuesdays through Fridays at 8 .p.m, Saturdays at 2:00 p.m. & 8:00 p.m.,
Sundays at 2:00 p.m. & 7:00 p.m.

Tickets: UCLA Central Ticket Office: 310/825-2101
Jan. 26 (preview) $60.00; Opening night - $75.00;
Tuesday through Thursday Evenings - $70.00;
Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays, (all performances) - $75.00.
Student/Senior rush $20, 15 minutes before showtime (subject to availability).

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