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1. The team of Rodgers and Hammerstein is familiar to fans of American musicals, and their nine Broadway show collaborations are credited with fundamentally changing the nature of the stage musical. Was 'Carousel' their first collaboration?
2. What is the most striking feature of the overture to 'Carousel'?
3. 'Carousel' is a musical adaptation of the very successful stage play 'Liliom', by Hungarian playwright Ferenc Molnár. The play was set in Budapest, but the musical moved to what American site?
4. Who choreographed 'The Carousel Waltz', the opening scene of 'Carousel', for its Broadway opening?
5. In the song "You're a Queer One, Julie Jordan", Julie corrects Carrie and tells her that the word she should have used was sphinx. To what did Carrie compare Julie to cause this?
6. Carrie has just become engaged, and now that Julie has a boyfriend, too, she can tell her about him, in the song 'When I Marry Mr Snow'. What is the occupation of Enoch Snow?
7. When Julie and Billy are left alone onstage, they sing a song in which they never actually admit their feelings, 'If I Loved You'. The song has been covered many times, and was a hit in 1945 for all but one of these singers. Which one is the odd one out?
8. The love scene between Julie and Billy is followed by an ensemble piece that lets us know for sure when the events are occurring. In which season is 'Carousel' set?
9. When Julie tells Billy she is pregnant, he is ecstatic, and embarks on a 7 1/2-minute song, 'Soliloquy', about the joys of fatherhood. He starts by imagining the fun of playing with Bill Jr., but then changes gear as he makes what realisation?
10. The opening of Act Two tells us that what activity has been occurring during the interval?
11. Did the robbery succeed?
12. Who sings the song 'You'll Never Walk Alone' to comfort Julie after Billy's death?
13. After the Starkeeper tells Billy that he can return to redeem his past actions as long as there is one person who still remembers him, there is a lengthy ballet sequence which shows Billy's daughter being born and growing up, ostracized because of her father's actions. What does Billy take with him as he returns to help her?
14. When Louise describes her interaction with Billy to Julie, how does she describe the feeling when he slapped her?
15. Does Billy redeem himself at Louise's graduation?
Source: Author looney_tunes
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