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Sentences forCarousel (musical)
- The 1956 film version of Rodgers and Hammerstein's stage musical Carousel used a flashback device which somewhat takes the impact away from a very dramatic plot development later in the film.
- In an interview for The New York Times, Hammerstein indicated that he wrote the first scene before leaving for London and the West End production of Carousel in mid-1950; he wrote a second scene while in the British capital.
- During his high school years, he appeared in various plays and the musical Carousel.
- For example, Carousel concerns domestic violence, while South Pacific addresses racism.
- Fleming performed the role of Nettie Fowler in a 2018 Broadway revival of Carousel at the Imperial Theatre.
- In July 2005, Jones revisited the musical Carousel onstage in Massachusetts, portraying "Cousin Nettie".
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