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Photos: First Look at Tally Sessions, Carey Rebecca Brown and More in Olney's CAROUSEL

Olney Theatre Center, a Mid-Atlantic destination for extraordinary theater performance and education, celebrates the 70th Anniversary of Rodgers and Hammerstein's Carousel with a reimagined production of the classic musical, running April 15 - May 10, 2015 on the Mainstage.

Check out a first look below!

The cast is led by Tally Sessions, who is making his Olney Theatre Center debut, as Billy Bigelow. Mr. Sessions was most recently seen on Broadway in Big Fish, the National Tour of Bart Sher's South Pacific, and in productions at Goodspeed Opera House and Paper Mill Playhouse. He is joined by Carey Rebecca Brown as Julie Jordan. Ms. Brown's New York appearances include Broadway's Ragtime and New York City Opera's Candide. Dorea Schmidt, recently seen in Arena Stage's smash-hit Fiddler on the Roof, takes on the role of Carrie Pipperidge, and Eugenio Vargas makes his Olney Theatre Center debut as Enoch Snow.

Olney Theatre Center audience favorites Delores King Williams (Grease) and Eileen Ward (The King & I) tackle the roles of Nettie Fowler and Mrs. Mullins respectively, while Chris Genebach of last year's Awake and Sing! plays Jigger. Local phenom Maya Brettell plays Billy's daughter Louise, and J. Morgan White rounds out the principal cast as Carnival Boy.

The ensemble features Olney Theatre Center veterans MaryLee Adams, Ian Berlin, Gracie Jones, Christopher Mueller, Henry Niepoetter, Taylor Elise Rector, Leo Christopher Sheridan, Suzanne Stanley, and Russell Sunday, as well as Henry Barartz, Carlos Castillo, Joshua Dick, Simon Diesenhaus, Kevin Grieco, Griffin McCahill, and Nicholas Schaap making their Olney Theatre Center debuts. The award-winning design team includes Scenic Designer Milagros Ponce De Leon, Lighting Designer Jen Schriever, Costume Designer Seth Gilbert, Sound Designer Tony Angelini, and Projections Designer Zachary Borovay

Performances are Wednesday-Saturday at 8pm; matinees on Sunday at 2pm; Saturday matinees at 2pm on April 25, May 2, and May 9. Wednesday matinees at 2pm on April 22 and May 6. Tickets are $38-$75. Discounts available for groups, seniors, military, and students. Visit: www.olneytheatre.org.

Photo Credit: Stan Barouh


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