Carnival! Tour 1961

Opened: December 7, 1961

Carnival! - 1961 - US Tour History , Info & More

Based on the novela The Love of Seven Dolls by Paul Gallico and the film adaptation by Helen Deutsch

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A Red Orchid Theatre Extends TURRET By Two Weeks
by Stephi Wild - May 17, 2024

A Red Orchid Theatre has announced that World Premiere play TURRET, written and directed by ensemble member Levi Holloway, will extend its run, adding two weeks of performances to a run that sold out in days. P

Live & In Color Announces Esmé Maria Ng As The Recipient Of The 2024 June Bingham New Playwright Commission
by A.A. Cristi - May 16, 2024

The June Bingham New Playwright Commission honors the legacy of the late artist and playwright, June Bingham, by providing support to a new generation of early-career women/femme and/or non-binary storytellers as they seek to create work that manifests change in the world.

VIDEO: Behind the scenes of THE CURIOUS RAT at the Little Angel Studio
by West End Video - May 17, 2024

The Curious Rat tells the story of Lucien, a lonely city rat who watches the pigeons from his home under Waterloo Bridge and wishes he could join them in the sky. One day he spots the most amazing pigeon and takes his first brave steps to follow her into the lights of the big city… 

Tickets On Sale for Bestselling Author David Sedaris At The Bushnell This Week
by A.A. Cristi - May 14, 2024

David Sedaris will be returning to The Bushnell. Tickets go on sale Friday, May 17.

Review Roundup: Critics Sound Off on Michael Shannon Led TURRET at A Red Orchid Theatre
by Joshua Wright - May 14, 2024

What did critics think of A Red Orchid Theatre's World Premiere production of TURRET, written and directed by Ensemble Member Levi Holloway? TURRET runs through June 9, 2024 at The Chopin Theatre, 1543 W Division in Chicago. Check out the photos below and video clips above!

Experience Global Arts and Culture at International Festival 2024 at Overture
by Stephi Wild - May 14, 2024

International Festival returns to Overture Center with two days full of performances, food and more!

AN EVENING WITH DAVID SEDARIS Comes to the Shubert Theatre in September
by Stephi Wild - May 14, 2024

David Sedaris, author of the previous bestsellers Calypso, Naked, Me Talk Pretty One Day, Dress Your Family in Corduroy and Denim, and regular National Public Radio contributor will be appearing for one night only at Shubert Theatre, New Haven on Monday, September 30, 2024 at 7:30pm.

'Infinite Refrain, Music of Love's Refuge' Celebrates Pride with 17th-Century Music About Gay Love
by Josh Sharpe - May 13, 2024

Infinite Refrain, Music of Love’s Refuge', a new album that is the first of its kind, features passionate duets and arias that explore the nuances of gay love in the 17th century in Venice. Though often concealed or suppressed, the connection, doubts, joy, misery, laughter, longing, and elation of same-sex admiration existed, nonetheless.  Conceived as the journey of two men in love, told through 17th-century music, this album draws back the curtain of religious absolutism that has obscured stories of gay romance for hundreds of years.

Charleston Gaillard Center and Innovation Arts & Entertainment Will Host An Afternoon with David Sedaris
by Stephi Wild - May 13, 2024

David Sedaris, author of the previous bestsellers Calypso, Naked, Me Talk Pretty One Day, Dress Your Family in Corduroy and Denim, and regular National Public Radio contributor will be appearing for one day only at the Charleston Gaillard Center on October 13 at 2:00pm, following the release of his newest books, A Carnival of Snackery and Pretty Ugly.

Photos/Video: First Look at Michael Shannon and More in TURRET at A Red Orchid Theatre
by Stephi Wild - May 13, 2024

A Red Orchid Theatre  has released photos and video from the World Premiere production of TURRET, written and directed by Ensemble Member Levi Holloway. The cast is led by Michael Shannon (Green), Travis A. Knight (Rabbit), and Lawrence Grimm (Birdy).

Review: Wednesday GUITAR NIGHTS Are Wonderful at Birdland
by Rob Lester - May 9, 2024

Frank Vignola makes the guitar sing. And his May 1st GUITAR NIGHT brought singer Karrin Allyson's tones, too, along with the band and guest violinist and a varied repertoire.

San Diego Symphony Announces 2024-25 Season In Transformed Jacobs Music Center
by A.A. Cristi - May 8, 2024

Discover the SAN DIEGO SYMPHONY's 2024-25 season in the newly renovated Jacobs Music Center. Experience the milestone season in the revitalized, century-old theater transformed into an intimate concert venue.

Amanda Selwyn Dance Theatre to Present Notes in Motion Education Program
by Chloe Rabinowitz - May 8, 2024

Join the Amanda Selwyn Dance Theatre's acclaimed education program, Notes in Motion, for community and family programs, events, and performances.

Kauffman Center For The Performing Arts Announces Performers And Schedule For 2024 FUTURE STAGES Festival
by A.A. Cristi - May 7, 2024

Discover the line-up and schedule for the 2024 Future Stages Festival at the Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts.

Ballet Co.Laboratory Performs THE LITTLE PRINCE This Month
by Stephi Wild - May 7, 2024

If you have ever remarked how silly adults can be, the story of The Little Prince might resonate with you (and the children in your life). The culmination of Ballet Co.Laboratory’s 2023/24 performance season is based on Antoine de Saint-Exupéry’s novella and will take place at E.M. Pearson Theatre in St. Paul from May 17-19, 2024.

Awardees Revealed For the 2024 Kennedy Center American College Theater Festival Awards
by Josh Sharpe - May 6, 2024

The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts hosted more than 125 outstanding theater students from colleges and universities across the nation as part of the Kennedy Center American College Theater Festival (KCACTF).

Florida Studio Theatre Presents RHINESTONE COWGIRLS
by A.A. Cristi - May 2, 2024

Florida Studio Theatre (FST) kicks off its Summer Cabaret Series with Rhinestone Cowgirls, a journey through all things country music, celebrating its evolution from humble beginnings to the giants of the music industry.

Open Stage Reveals New Season With Theme 'Journeying Beyond'
by Stephi Wild - May 2, 2024

Open Stage, a theatre company in downtown Harrisburg, has announced its 39th season of productions with the theme 'Journeying Beyond.' Learn more about the lineup here!

Guy Fieri Hits the Road for the New Season of GUY'S ALL-AMERICAN ROAD TRIP
by Josh Sharpe - May 1, 2024

Guy Fieri, his wife Lori, and his sons Hunter and Ryder are packing up the RV for another epic road trip through the American West on the new season of the Emmy® Nominated Guy’s All-American Road Trip. This trip of a lifetime begins in South Dakota as the Fieris and their friends make a pit stop for an indigenous feast featuring traditional dishes with a modern twist.

Sarah Ruhl's THE SEASONS and More Set For Boston Lyric Opera's 2024-25 Season
by Stephi Wild - May 1, 2024

Sarah Ruhl's The Seasons and more are set for Boston Lyric Opera’s 2024/25 Season! The season will also include Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart’s MITRIDATE, Verdi’s AIDA, a major revival of Rodgers & Hammerstein’s CAROUSEL on its 80th anniversary, and more.

Disney on Ice Will Tour ROAD TRIP ADVENTURES Around Australia
by Stephi Wild - May 1, 2024

Disney On Ice will bring Road Trip Adventures on tour in Australia! Featuring new and classic tales, this multi-generational experience visits seven cities over June and July commencing in Perth, then Adelaide Wollongong, Brisbane, Melbourne, Newcastle and Sydney!

The Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts Announces 2024-2025 THEATER UP CLOSE Season
by A.A. Cristi - Apr 30, 2024

The Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts of Miami-Dade County has announced its lineup for the 2024-2025 THEATER UP CLOSE season, created in collaboration with local theater companies Zoetic Stage and City Theatre.

Tribeca Festival Unveils Lineup With Guests Including Andy Cohen, Steven Spielberg, and More
by Josh Sharpe - Apr 30, 2024

The 2024 Tribeca Festival has unveiled its lineup of talks with iconic artists, critically acclaimed directors, and multi-hyphenate entertainers, as well as reunions and retrospectives of venerable and lauded films and TV series. See the full lineup here!

22nd Annual California Watermelon Festival Returns In June
by A.A. Cristi - Apr 29, 2024

Join the 22nd Annual California Watermelon Festival for a family-friendly celebration of summer with over 100,000 pounds of all-you-can-eat watermelon, live music, arts and crafts, and fun games. Happening at Hansen Dam Recreation Area on June 22 and 23, 2024.

Review: MAKE SOMEONE HAPPY: Cabarets Are Happy Partner Projects for J2 AMT Theater
by Rob Lester - Apr 28, 2024

J2 Spotlight Musical Theater is finishing its run of 'Do Re Mi' this weekend, but set aside a night to have a cabaret evening on the stage at their home base, the AMT Theater on West 45 Street.

Other Productions of Carnival!

1961   Broadway Original Broadway Production
1961   US Tour 1st National Tour
US Tour
1962   West End London Production
West End
1962   US Tour 2nd National Tour
US Tour
1968   Off-Broadway City Center Revival
1986   Regional (US) Goodspeed Revival
Regional (US)
1993   Off-Broadway Off-Broadway Revival
2002   Off-Broadway Encores! Concert
2006   Milburn, NJ (Regional) Paper Mill Production
Milburn, NJ (Regional)
2007   Washington, DC (Regional) Kennedy Center Revival
Washington, DC (Regional)
2010   East Haddam, CT (Regional) Goodspeed Opera House Revival
East Haddam, CT (Regional)