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By Florangela Davila, Nicole Capozziello & Joseph Sutton-Holcomb
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Billy Bigelow (Brandon O'Neill) and Julie Jordan (Laura Griffith) in Rodgers & Hammerstein's Carousel at The 5th Avenue Theatre. ​Photo Credit: Mark Kitaoka

By Florangela Davila, Nicole Capozziello & Joseph Sutton-Holcomb

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Rodgers & Hammerstein’s Carousel

There are myriad reasons to go see this production. They include the tremendous voice that belongs to Laura Griffith (who plays steely millworker Julie Jordan); the antics of Eric Ankrim (a funny-but-rascally Jigger); and the way Brandon O’Neill (as Billy Bigelow) can balance being so full of himself and yet so vulnerable at the same time. His performance of “Soliloquy” is glorious.

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