Carousel 1962

THE HASTINGS MUSICAL COMEDY COMPANY INC.

presents

Carousel

MUSIC BY RICHARD RODGERS

BOOK AND LYRICS BY OSCAR HAMMERSTEIN 2ND.

PRODUCED BY LAURIE SWINDELL

Hastings Municipal Theatre – September 1st to 15th inclusive

Napier Municipal Theatre – September 18th, 19th, 20th and 22nd

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The Hastings Musical Comedy Company Inc.

Officers, 1962

Patron:
W. E. BATE, Esq.

President:
H. L SPENCE, Esq.

Vice-President:
G. K. MITCHELL, Esq.

Committee:
Miss R. HOWARD
Mr. T. BROWN
Mr. L. HODGSON
Mr. B. PETRIE
Mr. C. SPENCE
Mr. P. BROWN
Mr. R. CATER
Mr. W. MARR
Mr D. RICHARDSON
Mr D. WHITWORTH

Hon. Treasurer:
N. J. TOOMEY, Esq.

Hon. Secretary:
S. C. TAYLOR, Esq.

Hon. Solicitor:
C. E. H. PLEDGER, Esq.

Asst. Secretary:
W. CHRISTIAN, Esq.

Hon. Auditor:
F. H. CORBIN, Esq.

PRODUCTION PERSONNEL

Producer   LAURIE SWINDELL
Musical Director    ARTHUR YOUNG
Choreographer and Ballet Mistress   RUTH POSNER
Chorus Mistress    MARY BELL
Official Pianist   GEORGE ARMITAGE
Ballet Pianist   MYRA WOODHAM
Wardrobe   RITA HOWARD, RUTH PORTEOUS, Mrs. T. BROWN, FRANCES MURRAY, EUNICE SPENCE and Members of the Company
Properties   BARBARA HODGSON, ANDY ANDREWS, PHIL BROWN, TOM BROWN and WALLY ROMANES
Make-up   LESTER BULL, MAVIS STAYT, HILDA BLASONI, ROSALIE GEOR, JESSIE SWANSON, DIANE WHITWORTH, RAEWYN ANDERSON, HELEN BURNETT, ANN KEATCH, BRONWYN WITTERS and LORRAINE MILDON
Stage Director   HECTOR SPENCE
Stage Managers   C. SPENCE and S. TAYLOR
Chief Electrician   JOHN HENDERSON
Advertising   D. R. WHITWORTH
Programme   D. R. WHITWORTH and T. BROWN
Business Manager   D. R. WHITWORTH
House Manager   JACK HANNON
Librarian   D. R. WHITWORTH
Prompt   JEANNE HALL
Call Boy   PETER BROWN

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Our Chorus Mistress . . .

Mrs. MARY BELL has been responsible for the very fine chorus work of many successful past productions of the Hastings Musical Comedy Company, and again we owe her a debt of gratitude for the hours of hard work she has put into “Carousel.”

The high standard reached by the Chorus must surely rate this production as one of her finest achievements.

MARY BELL

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The Story of “Carousel”

“CAROUSEL,” several times a Broadway success, is a musical play based on Ferenc Molnar’s “Liliom.” It unfolds a strange and beautiful love story told in truly unforgettable songs by Rodgers and Hammerstein, who have also given us the immortal musicals “South Pacific,” “The King and I” and “Oklahoma.”

Set in a typical New England town between the years 1873-1888, it tells the story of Billy Bigelow, the handsome and proud barker for the carousel in the local amusement park, and Julie Jordan, the shy and sweet little girl who works in the local cotton mill. They fall in love and go off together – Julie against the warnings of the townsfolk and Billy against the advice of the owner of the carousel, Mrs. Mullin, a woman violently and jealously in love with him. When they return, married, they face a hostile town, and in the difficult months that follow Billy is unable to find work, becomes bitter and bullies his wife – until he learns that he is to become a father. Desperate and wanting to provide for his expected child, he agrees to join his unsavoury pal, Jigger Craigin, in a robbery. The robbery goes awry and Billy stabs himself with his own knife to avoid capture.

Fifteen years later Billy, looking down from heaven, sees his attractive but rejected and unhappy young daughter, Louise. Still determined to help his child, he obtains permission to return to earth for one day and brings with him a star which he gives to her. This star, together with Billy’s fatherly advice, brings the girl new joy and assurance, and Julie, seeing this, knows that in spite of everything, she did not make a mistake in marrying the man of her choice. Billy, satisfied that he has at last done something good for his child, returns to heaven.

PAT GILLESPIE as BILLY BIGELOW

PATRICIA CHAPMAN as JULIE JORDAN

OUR PRODUCER…

LAURIE SWINDELL has already shown her capabilities as a producer of musical comedy with her recent successes, “The Student Prince” and “South Pacific,” for the Hastings Musical Comedy Company.

Now, in 1962, she adds to her thirty years’ association with the amateur theatre the North Island stage premiere production of “Carousel.”

We are indeed grateful to her for once again undertaking this task, and sincerely hope that her association with us will continue in the years to come.

LAURIE SWINDELL

JUDITH WEBBY as CARRIE PIPPERIDGE

BOB MURRAY as ENOCH SNOW

DOREEN MUDGWAY as Mrs. MULLIN

PAT GILLESPIE as BILLY BIGELOW

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RUTH POSNER

The Company has indeed been fortunate in securing the services of Ruth Posner as Choreographer and Ballet Mistress for this the 1962 production, “Carousel.” She is a graduate of the London College of Dance and Drama and also a lecturer of Modern Dance for the Imperial Society of Teachers of Dance. Her extensive career includes not only teaching but also dancing in British musicals in the West End of London and on television.

Ruth Posner, since coming to Hawke’s Bay, has danced the leading role in “Vagabond King” and was choreographer for “White Horse Inn,” both having been produced by the Napier Operatic Society.

The Company and community as a whole have, without doubt, suffered a great loss in her having now left New Zealand to take up residence in Rotterdam.

RUTH POSNER

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GRADUATION SCENE

CAROUSEL CHORUSES . . .

LADIES OF THE CHORUS
Robin Beach, Margaret Bloore, Philippa Brown, Barbara Burnett, Margaret Christie, Clare Coleman, Hanna Cotter, Jeanne Hall, Julie Hamilton, Helena Hannah, Lyn Holiday, Bonnie Hunt, Grace Hunt, Gloria Jones, Mahina Kennedy, Elizabeth Kerrisk, Diane Kilworth, Joyce Mardon, Beverley Maultsaid, Mary Montgomerie, Patricia O’Leary, Maureen Plummer, Frances Swindell, Patricia Swindell, Annette Stevens, Faye Wilson, Marilyn Wotherspoon.

GENTLEMEN OF THE CHORUS
Craig Berry, John Blackwell, Basil Cato, Bob Cater, Bill Christian, Trevor Hall, David Harris, John McKenzie, Brian Morley, Malcolm Palmer, Reuben Parahi, Nick Paxie, Solly Purcell, Alan Reid, Peter Reo, Richard Shadwell, Richard Smith, Tom Southern, Tom Tipu, Peter Trask, Bob Vossen, David Wilkinson.

BALLET
Ladies:   Jenny Brazier, Gillian Brodie, Betty Burns, Lorraine Kelly, Holly Porteous, Lynette Sanko, Janeve Treacher.

Gentlemen:   Allan Brown, Joseph Geor, Michael Geor, Peter Geor, Robin Newton, Peter Hannah, John Rohrs.

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… presents …

Carousel

Music by RICHARD RODGERS

Produced by LAURIE SWINDELL

Book and Lyrics by OSCAR HAMMERSTEIN II

Musical Director:   ARTHUR YOUNG

CAST
(In order of appearance)

CARRIE PIPPERIDGE   JUDITH WEBBY
JULIE JORDAN   PATRICIA CHAPMAN
MRS. MULLIN   DOREEN MUDGWAY
BILLY BIGELOW   PAT GILLESPIE
POLICEMAN   MALCOLM PALMER
DAVID BASCOMBE   PETER TRASK
MRS. BASCOMBE   GRACE HUNT
NETTIE FOWLER   SADIE BROWN
JUNE GIRL   PHILIPPA BROWN
ENOCH SNOW   BOB MURRAY
JIGGER CRAIGIN   GOOCH PARAHI
BOATSWAIN   ALAN REID
ARMINY   JULIE HAMILTON
PENNY   PATRICIA O’LEARY
JENNIE   BARBARA BURNETT
JONATHAN   DAVID WILKINSON

CAST
(In order of appearance)

CAPTAIN   TREVOR HALL
HEAVENLY FRIEND   PETER GEOR
STARKEEPER   GAVIN GARNER

CHILDREN
BEVERLEY MAULTSAID
DAVID HARRIS
ROBIN O’LEARY
ANDREW COLEMAN
EDITH SWANSON
BRUCE MURRAY
SUSAN PRYCE
GERARD BRYANT
LEE-ANNE MUDGWAY

LOUISE   BETTY BURNS
CARNIVAL BOY   JOHN ROHRS
ENOCH SNOW JUNIOR   DAVID HARRIS
PRINCIPAL   JOHN McKENZIE
DOCTOR SELDON   GAVIN GARNER
JOE   BILL CHRISTIAN

SCENES – ACT I

1. An Amusement Park on the New England Coast.
2. A Path along the Shore.
3. Nettie Fowler’s Spa on the Ocean Front.

SCENES – ACT II

1. On an Island across the Bay.
2. A Mainland Waterfront.
3. Up There.
4. Down Here – on a Beach. Fifteen Years Later.
5. Outside Julie’s Cottage.
6. Graduation – outside a School House.

Choreographer and Ballet Mistress:   RUTH POSNER

Chorus-Mistress:   MARY BELL

Patrons are respectfully informed that the taking of photographs during the performance is prohibited.

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Carousel

Musical Numbers …

ACT I

PROLOGUE (THE CAROUSEL WALTZ)
“MISTER SNOW”
“IF I LOVED YOU”
“JUNE IS BUSTIN’ OUT ALL OVER”‘
ENCORE – “JUNE IS BUSTIN’ OUT ALL OVER”
JUNE BALLET
REPRISE – “MISTER SNOW”
“WHEN THE CHILDREN ARE ASLEEP”
“BLOW HIGH, BLOW LOW”
BALLET – “BLOW HIGH, BLOW LOW”
SOLILOQUY
FINALE ACT I – “JUNE IS BUSTIN’ OUT ALL OVER”

ACT 11

ENTR’ACT
OPENING ACT II
“A REAL NICE CLAMBAKE”
“GERANIUMS IN THE WINDER”
“STONECUTTERS CUT IT ON STONE”
“WHAT’S THE USE OF WOND’RIN’?”
“YOU’LL NEVER WALK ALONE”
INCIDENTAL (ENTRANCE OF HEAVENLY FRIEND)
“THE HIGHEST JUDGE OF ALL”
EXIT OF BILLY AND HEAVENLY FRIEND
CAROUSEL BALLET
REPRISE – “MY LITTLE GIRL”
CARRIE’S INCIDENTAL
PORCH SCENE
REPRISE – “IF I LOVED YOU”
GRADUATION SCENE – REPRISE: “YOU’LL NEVER WALK ALONE’
GRAND FINALE

Our Musical Director . . .

ARTHUR YOUNG has been associated with the Company in many past productions, his earliest being “Showtime 1952” and his most recent “Student Prince”- and “South Pacific.”

Once again, in “Carousel,” we express our gratitude and sincere thanks to him for his very capable guidance and assistance.

ARTHUR YOUNG

THE ORCHESTRA…
Conductor:   ARTHUR YOUNG
Pianist:   Mr. G. ARMITAGE
Violins:   Mrs. E. DUNN, Mrs. A. WILSON, Mr. G. WADE
Flute:   Mr. A. TIBBENHAM
Clarinet:   Mr. O. KNIGHT
Trumpets:   Mr. K. KEOGH, Mr. C. GIRVAN
Trombone:   Mr. E. TOOLEY
Cello:   Mrs. J. PALMER
Univox:   Miss M. WOODHAM
Bass:   Mr. L. SPEAKMAN
Drums and Effects:   Mr. J. SETON

THE DEATH OF BILLY BIGELOW

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MEN’S CHORUS

JULIE JORDAN, CARRIE PIPPERIDGE and LADIES’ CHORUS

LOUISE BIGELOW
DAVID HARRIS as ENOCH SNOW Jnr.
BILLY BIGELOW
HEAVENLY FRIEND

BILLY BIGELOW
MRS. MULLIN
JULIE JORDAN
CARRIE PIPPERIDGE

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CREDITS

All Scenery, Properties and most of the Costumes for “Carousel” were hired from the Christchurch Operatic Society, who had a most successful season with this musical comedy.

Mr. M. Parkhill for kind assistance to the Company.

Mr. Keith Brazier for designing the Programme cover and posters.

Miller Associates Ltd. for co-operation regarding our Napier season.

To the many members, friends and business firms who have given so generously of their time and assistance to make this and our past productions a success, we express our grateful thanks.

Honorary Members…

Mrs. Mary Bell   Miss May MacDonald

Subscribing Members…

Abbott, Mr. C. K.
Apatu, Mr. W. T.
Arthur, Mrs. H.

Barclay, Mr. A.
Beckett, Mr. R.
Beckett, Mrs. R.
Bee, Mr. J. S.
Bolton, Mrs. K.
Boyd, Mr. J. E.
Bradshow, Mr. L. E.
Brazier, Mr. K.
Brisco, Lady
Brisco, Mr. and Mrs. D. G.
Brown, Mrs. E. R.
Brown, Mr. P.
Brown, Mr. T.
Brown, Mrs. T.
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Bryant, Mrs. H.
Bull, Mr. L.
Burchmore, Mrs. F. H.
Burns, Mr D. J. W.
Butler, Mr. A. R.
Begg, Mr. R.

Cameron, Mrs. E. K.
Campbell, Mr. D. F.
Cater, Miss Y. P.
Cesarini, Mr. M.
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Charlton, Mrs. F. W.
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Coyle, Mr. T.

Day, Mrs. I.
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Fleming, Mr. R. J.
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Garnett, Miss I. M.
Godfrey, Mrs. R.
Goulding, Mrs. J. S.
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Greer, Mr. W., Snr.
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Jackson, Mr. V.
James, Mrs. P.
Johansson, Mr. C.
Jones, Mr. J. Wynne

Keatch, Miss M. A.
Kelly, Mr. L. E.
Kelly, Mrs. L. E.
Keys, Mr. R.
Keys, Mrs. R.
Kirkby, Miss L. M.

Lawton Mrs. M.
Lay, Mrs E. G.
Liley, Miss G. R.
Lillywhite, Mrs B. L.

MacErlick, Mr. I.
Marr, Mr. W.
Mills, Miss M.
Mortenson, Mrs. I. T.
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McCarthy, Mr. J.
McCarthy, Mrs. Z.
McCracken, Mr. E. R.
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Nash, Mr. L.
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Newell, Mr. J. W.
Newton, Mrs. I. C.
Nicoll, Mr. I. R.
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Olsen, Mrs. D.
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Otton, Mrs. H.

Palmer, Mr. N. R.
Palmer, Mrs. O.
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Petersen, Mrs. V.
Plummer, Mr. P.
Poppelwell, Mr. D. B.
Poppelwell, Mr. H.
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1962

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