Each year, high school and college students from across the country come to participate in Summer Stock Austin to learn about every part of a professional theatre company. The “company” rehearses for to share fully produced musicals in the Rollins Theatre at the Long Center, and you can catch these talented young performers in their production of Carnival The Musical. Showing Wednesday, August 3 through Saturday, August 13, Carnival is really two musicals: a heart-warming love story between two lonely souls and an exciting circus spectacular!

carnival_event-640x420About the Show: A cast singers, dancers and circus performers tell the story of a young French orphan who runs away to join the circus. The story was first immortalized in the classic MGM musical LILI. The stage version with Bob Merrill as composer and lyricist, Michael Stewart as librettist, David Merrick as producer, and Gower Champion as director and choreographer, became a Broadway sensation. The original production received acclaim for its magic, simplicity and compassion, and it continues to grace stages and bring smiles to audiences worldwide.

Schedule & Tickets: You can see a performance of Carnival on one of the following dates:

  • Wednesday, Aug. 3 — 7:30 pm
  • Thursday, Aug. 4 — 7:30 pm
  • Saturday, Aug. 6 — 2 pm
  • Sunday, Aug. 7 — 7:30 pm
  • Tuesday, Aug. 9 — 7:30 pm
  • Thursday, Aug. 11 — 2 pm & 7:30 pm
  • Friday, Aug. 12 —  2 pm
  • Saturday, Aug. 13 — 2 pm

Tickets are $25. Click here to purchase tickets online.

Giveaway: We have a family 4-pack of tickets to give away for the 2 p.m. show on Saturday, August 6. Enter below. Good luck!

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