The Best of Rodgers and Hammerstein.
The recent book by Todd Purdum about the lives of composer Richard Rodgers and lyricist Oscar Hammerstein II, ‘Something Wonderful’, has sparked interest in their brilliant collaboration.
As a tribute to their work, the Naro will present four of their best-loved filmed musicals. In addition South Pacific and Sound of Music will show over the next two months. Each film will have a Saturday and Monday matinee, with times to be determined for each film event.
CAROUSEL This beloved musical follows the romance of Billy Bigelow (Gordon MacRae), a charming carousel barker, and Julie Jordan (Shirley Jones), a pretty worker from a nearby mill. After getting married and being unemployed, Billy finds out that Julie is pregnant, and he resorts to extreme measures to get money, a decision that leads to tragedy. (1956, G, 128 mins)