Broadway vet Erin Davie will assume the role of Julie Jordan in Carousel at Goodspeed Opera House in East Haddam, Connecticut on August 8. Davie takes over the role from current star Teal Wicks. Directed by Rob Ruggiero, Carousel will run through September 23.
Set on the coast of Maine, Carousel is the story of Billy Bigelow, a carousel barker who strikes up a romance with millworker Julie Jordan, but the relationship threatens both of their jobs. Carousel features music by Richard Rogers and a book and lyrics by Oscar Hammerstein II. The musical originally opened on Broadway at the Majestic Theatre on April 19, 1945, playing 890 total performances before closing on May 24, 1947.
Davie has appeared on Broadway in A Little Night Music, Grey Gardens and Curtains and in the off-Broadway musical The Glorious Ones. Her national tour credits include Wicked and Swing. Davie also played Guenevere in Goodspeed's Camelot in 2009.
In addition to Wicks, Carousel features James Snyder as Billy Bigelow, Jenn Gambatese as Carrie Pipperidge, Jeff Kready as Mr. Snow, Ronn Carroll as Starkeeper, Deanne Lourette as Mrs. Mullin, Anne Kanengeiser as Nettie Fowler and Tally Sessions as Jigger. The ensemble includes Jessica Bishop, Beth Crandall, Belle Doraz, Jennifer Evans, Eloise Kropp, Edward Lawrence, Leisa Mather, Jonathan Rayson, Sam Rodgers, Michael Scirrotto, Jet Thomason, Travis Waldschmidt and Aaron Young.
Carousel includes scenic design by Michael Schweikardt, costume design by Alejo Vietti, lighting design by John Lasiter and sound design by Jay Hilton.