They May Be Only High School Students, But…

Some time ago(probably in the late 60s or early 70s) the Beverly Hills High School performing arts dept. produced a recording of Rodgers’ and Hammerstein’s Carousel.  This is a recording worth listening to.  Granted that the orchestra is a “mixed bag”, but individual acting performances are outstanding.  Alan Harrison, who plays Billy Bigelow is a gifted performer with a good singing voice.  His duet with Julie Lloyd has real pathos, and other performers shine as well.  Sandra Schlechter is an amiable and perky Carrie Pipperidge, and Andrew Kulick an understated villain.  On the whole the choral numbers are sung well, and there is some good playing from the orchestra as well.  If you can get this recording, please listen to it, and be surprised at what high school students can do!IMG_0321