- for one ticket to Carousel (up to value)
- When: Saturday, February 7 or Friday, February 13, at 7:30 p.m.
- Where: Levoy Theatre
- Seating: rear orchestra or balcony; choose at checkout
- Door time: 7 p.m.
- Click here to view the seating chart
- Produced and presented by The Off Broad Street Players
Rodgers and Hammerstein’s drama was hailed as “the best musical of the 20th century” by Time, and has remained a beloved favorite since its debut in 1945. The story starts simply enough: it’s 1873, and young love blossoms between carnival barker Billy and millworker Julie. But bad luck—and bad choices—seem to separate them forever when Billy is killed in a heist gone wrong. Fifteen years later, his spirit is given one day back on Earth to make things right for his widow and daughter. The source of such favorite songs as “June is Bustin’ Out All Over,” “If I Loved You,” and “You’ll Never Walk Alone,” Carousel warms hearts and jerks tears with its story of lasting love and redemption.
There was no joy—or Puccini—in Millville when the Wilson Opera House burned to rubble in 1898. Thankfully for entertainment seekers, the Levoy Theatre rose from those ashes just 10 years later, starting out as a silent movie hall and vaudeville house in 1908. As with many theaters in the National Register of Historic Places, the Levoy witnessed vaudeville's demise when Warner Brothers turned it into a movie house in 1930. It saw great success throughout the '40s, but then suffered 36 years of vacancy during the age of the multiplexes. Then, in 1998, the Levoy Theater Preservation Society formed to save the landmark from extinction and restore its luster. Today, the marquee, facade, and interiors mirror the Levoy of the 1920s, and brand-new seats and a souped-up sound system help audiences forget about the world outside. The theater's diverse array of programming includes music concerts, dance productions, movies, and comedies, as well as dramas and musicals by The Off Broad Street Players, its resident theater company. But despite the times, the Levoy hasn't forgotten its roots, and at its 2013 reopening the silent films of Charles Chaplin and Buster Keaton graced the screen, accompanied by a ragtime orchestra.