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When: Fridays, Saturdays, 8 p.m. Continues through Aug. 5 2017
Price: $32-$55
Billy and Julie are a star-crossed couple in small-town Maine. He works as a barker at the town's carousel, and she's a mill worker. But he's fired when he defends Julie and mocks his boss, and she loses her job for being on the streets late at night with Billy (1873 was tough on women). The two are soon married and expecting a child, but things aren't going well — Billy expresses his frustrations about being out of work as violence toward Julie. In desperate straits, he agrees to commit a robbery, even though murder is the likely outcome. Rodgers & Hammerstein's Carousel is a haunting musical in more ways than one. Its presentation of the afterlife, of a man who can't get along with anyone, and of the ramifications of closing yourself off from the human race will stick with you long after the show is over. Union Avenue Opera presents Carousel at 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday (July 28 to August 5) at the Union Avenue Christian Church (733 North Union Boulevard; Tickets are $32 to $55.
— Paul Friswold


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