An amusing love story, set in a traveling circus, “Carnival!” brings the popular theme song “Love Makes the World Go ‘Round,” and the whimsical, eccentric characters of Lili, an optimistic orphan; Marco, the magnificent magician; his partner the incomparable Rosalie; Paul Berthalet, a lonely, bitter puppeteer; and B.F. Schlegel, the demanding owner and ringmaster of “The Grand Imperial Cirque De Paris.”
Amid the magic and fantasy of the circus exists a playful tale of hidden love, deception, jealousy, and innocence. As this comedic drama unfolds, audience members of all ages will enjoy the antics of the Siamese twins, gypsy snake charmer, souvenir salesman, and burly strong man; the feats of jugglers, clowns, acrobats, magicians, and puppeteers; and a performance filled with music and dance.
The Grammar School’s seventh- and eighth-grade students bring this entertaining revival to Vermont in a full-scale theatrical production. Though unusual for a pre-K through eighth grade environment to present a production of this magnitude, it is an annual tradition at TGS, a unique community where each student’s creativity and individuality is encouraged and valued, TGS’ annual musical production is a culmination and cornerstone of its music and arts curriculum.
Join The Grammar School for “Carnival!” Wednesday through Saturday, April 3 to 6, 7 pm, on its campus at 69 Hickory Ridge Road,. Tickets, $10 for adults, $5 for students and alumni, $25 for families, are sold at the door. To reserve seats in advance call TGS at (802) 387-5364. Thursday’s performance is presented as a benefit for Putney Family Services. For more information visit www.thegrammarschool.org.