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Enchanted EveningsThe Broadway Musical from Show Boat to Sondheim$

Geoffrey Block

Print publication date: 2004

Print ISBN-13: 9780195167306

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: October 2011

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195167306.001.0001

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Appendix L: Carousel: Broadway 1945

Appendix L: Carousel: Broadway 1945

Enchanted Evenings
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An Amusement Park on the New England Coast. May. “Carousel Waltz” (Orchestra)

Act I

  1. Scene 1: A tree-lined path along the shore. A few minutes later.

    “Youʼre a Queer One, Julie Jordan” (Carrie and Julie)

    “Mister Snow” (Carrie)

    “If I Loved You” (Billy and Julie)

  2. Scene 2: Nettie Fowler's Spa on the ocean front. June.

    “June is Bustin' Out All Over (Nettie, Carrie, and Ensemble)”

    Reprise: “Mister Snow” (Carrie and Girls)

    “When the Children Are Asleep” (Mr. Snow and Carrie)

    “Blow High, Blow Low” (Jigger, Billy, and Men)

    “Soliloquy” (Billy)

    “Finale” (Billy, Jigger, Nettie, and Chorus)

Act II

  1. Scene 1: On an island across the bay. That night.

    “A Real Nice Clambake” (Carrie, Nettie, Julie, Mr. Snow, and Ensemble)

    “Geraniums in the Winder” (Mr. Snow)

    “There's Nothin' So Bad for a Woman” (Jigger and Ensemble)

    “What's the Use of Wond′rin' ” (Julie)

  2. Scene 2: Mainland waterfront. An hour later.

    “Youʼll Never Walk Alone” (Nettie)

  3. Scene 3: Up there.

    “The Highest Judge of All” (Billy)

  4. Scene 4: Down here. On a beach. Fifteen years later.

    Ballet (Louise, A Younger Miss Snow, The Brothers and Sisters Snow, Badly Brought Up Boys, A Young Man Like Billy, A Carnival Woman, Members of the Carnival Troupe)

  5. Scene 5: Outside Julie's cottage.

    Reprise: “If I Loved You” (Billy)

  6. (p.335) Scene 6: Outside a schoolhouse. Same day.

    Reprise: “Youʼll Never Walk Alone” (Company)