Swaggering, carefree carnival barker, Billy Bigelow, captivates and marries the naive millworker, Julie Jordan. But all too soon, they fall on hard times and unbearable loss. Yet the power of love perseveres, as do the tuneful hits, in this masterpiece of American musical theater. You’ll hear “If I Loved You,” “June Is Bustin’ Out All Over,” and “You’ll Never Walk Alone” all set against the backdrop of an original new production from Lyric Opera.
Featuring a cast of luminaries of the stage and screen and directed and choreographed by Tony Award-winner Rob Ashford and conducted by Broadway’s David Chase, the all-star cast will be accompanied by the powerful Lyric Opera Orchestra and Chorus for a truly once-in-a-lifetime production you don’t want to miss!
Music by Richard Rodgers. Books and lyrics by Oscar Hammerstein II. Based on the play Liliom by Ferenc Molnár, as adapted by Benjamin F. Glazer. Original dances by Agnes de Mille.
New Lyric production generously made possible by The Negaunee Foundation, an Anonymous Donor, Robert S. and Susan E. Morrison, Mr. and Mrs. J. Christopher Reyes, Liz Stiffel, Mrs. Herbert A. Vance and Mr. and Mrs. William C. Vance, and Jim and Vicki Mills/Jon and Lois Mills.