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Lyric Opera of Chicago on WRTI: The Iconic American Musical CAROUSEL, Saturday, June 13, 1 PM

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Laura Osens sings Jule Jordan and Steven Pasquale sings Bille Bigelow in Rodgers and Hammerstein's CAROUSEL.

Get ready to hear some of the most beloved songs in musical theater - presented by one of the most beloved opera companies in America - "June is Bustin' Out All Over," "If I Loved You," You'll Never Walk Alone," and more! Saturday, June 13, 1 to 4 pm on WRTI.

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 Rodgers and Hammerstein's Carousel!

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This American musical masterpiece is headlined by “lust-worthy leading man” (New York Times) Steven Pasquale, star of Broadway and television's The Good Wife, and “sweet-voiced, wholesomely beautiful” (USA Today) Laura Osnes, who was recently Tony-nominated for her title role performance in Cinderella.

The cast of luminaries of the stage and screen is directed and choreographed by Tony Award-winner Rob Ashford and conducted by Broadway’s David Chase. The powerful Lyric Opera Orchestra and Chorus perform for a truly once-in-a-lifetime production you don’t want to miss!

INSIDER'S GUIDE TO CAROUSEL: The Lyric Opera of Chicago's website is chock full of fabulous content about the production and the history of the show. If you love Carousel, you'll be entertained for hours with videos, articles, quizzes, photos, and more. Check it all out here!