Near West Theatre
Community Theatre

Music and Lyrics by Bob Merrill
Book by Michael Stewart
Based on Material by Helen Deutsch

Show Description:
Naïve orphan Lili happens upon a failing carnival troupe in the south of France and meets puppeteer Paul, a former ballet dancer and a war hero, now lame and unable to ever dance again. Paul forms a puppet act with Lili as the main attraction, and the carnival is changed forever! Acclaimed for its simplicity and compassion, Carnival! is an endless parade of color, magic, and dance - and four special puppets sure to win your hearts and imaginations! Based on the 1953 film Lili, Carnival! boasts a charming Bob Merrill score, including the hit song “Love Makes The World Go Round,” which will lift your spirits long after the final bows. This bittersweet fairy tale is our Holiday Spectacular, sure to delight audiences of all ages!

Staff and Cast:

Director: Bob Navis Jr.
Musical Director:


Ticket Information
and Promotional Materials

November 16 - December 9


7:30pm Thursdays (11/29 and 12/6 only)
7:30pm Fridays
7:30pm Saturdays
3pm Sundays (No performance 11/18)

$8-$25 General Admission/Reserved Seating

(216) 961-6391
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Near West Theatre
6702 Detroit Ave.
Cleveland, OH 44102

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