New Carousel Theatre

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DID YOU KNOW…

  • The Carousel Theatre is the only theatre in the round in the Southeast
  • It is unique in that it also has a circular stage
  • Nearly 17,000 people attended the 1953 summer series
  • Architect Frederick Roth donated his time and efforts as a “labor of love”
  • Inspired by a tent and sawdust stage, the original outdoor theatre had seats for 300
  • Structure enclosed by the end of 1952
  • By 1965 the theatre’s doors were open year round

CAROUSEL LAUNCHED CELEBRITIES CAREERS

  • John Cullum – 2-time Tony Award Winner
  • Carol Mayo JenkinsFame TV Series
  • David KeithAn Officer and A Gentleman (Golden Globe Nominee)
  • Dale Dickey Hell or High WaterWinter’s Bone
  • Conrad Ricamora How to Get Away With Murder,
    The King and I (2015 Broadway Production)
  • Tramell Tillman The Godfather of HarlemDietland

From Award Winning productions to commissioning World Premieres, the Carousel continues to impact our community. Respecting the past, recognizing the present, and revealing the future…this is what we hope for the future of the Carousel Theatre.

  • Enhanced audience experience
  • Flexible seating and staging
  • Lobby for pre and post show gatherings
  • Restroom facilities in the theatre
  • Cutting edge technology

PRELIMINARY IDEAS

Please help us support the future of the New Carousel Theatre.

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Campaign Committee Members:

  • Liz Stowers
  • Margie Nichols
  • Jan Simek
  • Lyle Irish
  • Christian Corts
  • Cal MacLean
  • Tom Cervone