This show ended 8/11/2019
ALPENA—Thunder Bay Theatre continues its summer season with Carousel, running July 24 through August 11. Tickets are available online at www.thunderbaytheatre.com.
In a Maine coastal village toward the end of the 19th century, the carefree carnival barker, Billy Bigelow, captivates and marries the naive millworker, Julie Jordan. Billy is coerced into being an accomplice to a robbery. Caught in the act and facing the certainty of prison, he takes his own life and is sent ‘up there.’ Billy is allowed to return to earth for one day fifteen years later, and he encounters the daughter he never knew. How Billy instills in both the child and her mother a sense of hope and dignity is a dramatic testimony to the power of love.