Dayton Playhouse is pleased to announce September 21 and 22 auditions for The Diary of Anne Frank by Frances Goodrich and Albert Hackett, newly adapted by Wendy Kesselman. Director Jennifer Lockwood has recruited a talented production staff including Brian Sharp (Asst. Director), Jared Mola (Stage Mgr.), Chris Newman (Scenic Designer) and J. Gary Thompson (Sound Designer). Production dates are Nov. 6-15.
This 1945 musical revolves around carousel barker, Billy Bigelow, whose romance with millworker Julie Jordan comes at the price of both their jobs. He attempts a robbery to provide for Julie and their unborn child; after it goes wrong, he is given a chance to make things right. A secondary plot line deals with millworker Carrie Pipperidge and her romance with ambitious fisherman Enoch Snow. The show includes the well-known songs “If I Loved You,” “June Is Bustin’ Out All Over” and “You’ll Never Walk Alone”. Richard Rodgers later wrote that Carousel was his favorite of all his musicals.