In a Maine coastal village toward the end of the 19th century swaggering carefree carnival barker Billy Bigelow captivates and marries naive millworker Julie Jordan. Billy loses his job just as he learns that Julie is pregnant and a desperately intent upon providing a decent life for his family a he is coerced into being an accomplice to a robbery. Caught in the act and facing the certainty of prison he takes his own life and is sent up there. Billy is allowed to return to earth for one day 15 years later and he encounters the daughter he never knew. She is a lonely friendless teenager her father's reputation as a thief and bully having haunted her throughout her young life. How Billy instills a sense of hope and dignity in both the child and her mother is a dramatic testimony to the power of love. It's easy to understand why of all the shows they created ECarouselE was Rodgers and Hammerstein's personal favorite.
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