Prologue/The Carousel Waltz

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Prologue/The Carousel Waltz

Lyrics By Oscar Hammerstein II  Music By Richard Rodgers

Instead of opening with a traditional overture, Carousel begins with a 15-minute musical waltz suite titled “The Carousel Waltz.” Staged by Rouben Mamoulian and choreographed by Agnes de Mille, the wordless ballet sets the scene for Carousel with characters interacting at the bustling fair, all set to Rodgers’ sweeping waltzes.