The Marriage of Music and Word: Rodgers and Hammerstein’s Fearless Carousel
Wednesday, April 13, 2011 from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM (EDT)
Great songs? Yes. Light entertainment? Don’t be fooled. From clambakes to compromising positions, “Carousel” moves through plot twists and themes that, by the closing act, stand as metaphors for the hopes and disappointments of life. Mr. Hardy will examine the process and challenges of directing “Carousel” and delve into the complexity, beauty and dramatic power of its score. This lecture is timed to correspond with a production of “Carousel” at the Carnegie (April 1-17). For Six@Six, Mr. Hardy’s presentation will include live excerpts from the show.
Mark Hardy, associate professor, Department of Theatre and Dance
Singer. Actor. Director. Mr. Hardy is all three. A Broadway veteran, he has performed at Radio City Music Hall and Lincoln Center. His directing credits at Northern Kentucky University include “A Chorus Line,” “The Women” and “Titanic.” This spring, he is adding “Carousel”, dubbed “Best Musical of the Century” by Time magazine, to his directing resume.
When & Where
Six@Six Lecture Series
Six@Six is a community lectures series sponsored by Northern Kentucky University’s Scripps Howard Center for Civic Engagement. Think of this as your chance to go to college, minus the tuition, the morning classes and the pressure of grades.
The season will start with an evaluation of the Constitution and the Emancipation Proclamation and end with a look into the dark side of the life of Machiavelli. In between, you’ll learn about the evolution of wire service photography, the effects of consuming energy cocktails, wobbly atoms, and the truth behind police drama forensic science.
Six@Six is hosted by three of our region’s finest arts and cultural institutions: The Carnegie Visual and Performing Arts Center, Behringer-Crawford Museum and The Mercantile Library. This year for the first time a lecture will be held in Northern Kentucky University’s new state-of-the-art Digitorium in Griffin Hall. The lectures begin this fall and stretch into next spring. The six lectures each start at 6 p.m. and cost $6 (buy a season pass for $30; students are free.)