Double Take December: CARNIVAL

CARNIVAL

To purchase the Original Broadway Cast Recording of CARNIVAL, click on the image above.

It’s Double Take December at Musical Cyberspace! Every musical pretty much has something one likes and something one doesn’t in it. This month I’ll be listing one of each for a range of musicals, a different one each day.

Carnival

Something I Like: I love the story, and the fact of the matter is that Bob Merrill and Michael Stewart’s Carnival is a very pleasant show, with moments that are simply enchanting. I like that Jerry Orbach was in the original cast, a perfect piece of casting. I would have loved to see the Encores! concert production with Anne Hathaway and it might have been interesting to see her in a film of the show when she was age appropriate for the part.

Something I Don’t Like: I’m not convinced that I find the show as moving as Lili, its inspiration. I am also not aure that I like the title: it’s a change like that from Liliom to Carousel, but without the gained symbolism and resonance.

Feel free to share your “double take” on Carnival in the comment box!

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