Rodgers & Hammerstein's Carousel at Schenectady Light Opera

This is where it all began for me. Presented by Schenectady Light Opera, it featured a huge cast and crew. It was quite an experience! I played a sailor who sang and danced the hornpipe and tried to foil a suicide. I also sang with the ensemble with some of the bigger numbers.

"Carousel" is a tale of romance and tragedy, hope and redemption, set in a gritty nineteenth-century Maine mill-and-seafaring town. It centers on the unexpected and rocky romance of a tough drifter, carnival barker Billy Bigelow and Julie Jordan, a willful mill girl Together they face the consequences of their rash choices – particularly after Billy falls in with the raffish sailor Jigger Craigin. Also told is the tale of romance between Julie's effervescent pal, Carrie and fisherman Enoch Snow , who dreams of success and a big family.

The Cast:

Billy Bigelow - Shawn Hahn
Julie Jordan - Amy Shake
Jigger Craigin - Brendan Dwyer
Carrie - Leslie Eliashuk
Enoch Snow - Eric Nelsen
Nettie Fowler- Janice Walz
Mrs. Mullin - Judi Merriam
David Bascombe and his wife - Bill Hickman and Sue Culver
The Starkeeper - Raymond Burns
The Heavenly Friend - Laural Burns
Enoch Snow Jr. - John LaCombe
Captain Watson - Phil Matthei


David Boylan
Travis Brunell
Kara Hogan
Vivian Hwang
Jeffrey Jene
Georgianna Jordan
Brianna Kelly
Courtney Kerin
Adriana King
Joe Malone
Barbara Mangino
Bill McColl
Sarah Meunier
Michelle Miller
Margot Phillips
Kacie Rea
Andrew Rycraft
Cara Victor
Will Whisenhunt

The Snow Children:

Sadie Buerker
Tayvon Ward
Alexandra Burgess
Mary Durocher
Sarah Durocher
Lindsay Humphrey
McAyla Humphrey
Chad Miller
Katie Victor
Cassandra Wright

The Crew:

Co-producers - Joe and Mary Ann Concra
Director - Joe Phillips
Musical Director - Sherri Strichman
Choreographer - Donna Hatch
Assistant Director - Anna Groper
Shawn Bilodeau - Stage Manager
Kit Goldstein - Assistant Stage Manager
Set Designer - Joe Fava
construction supervisor - Richard Lenehan
Lighting Designer - Jeff Victor
Costume Design - Michael Camelovery
Makeup - Seana Munson
Props - Richard Lloyd


"Blow High Blow Low"

The Hornpipe Dance