presents Rodgers and Hammerstein’s Carousel

Salama Institute

Once heralded by Time magazine as the best musical of the 20th Century, Carousel will open for Nashville audiences at the Belmont Troutt Theatre, July 16–18. The performance will be presented by The Salama Institute, an organization committed to meeting the needs of at-risk youth in Nashville.

William G. Crimm, associate director of The Salama Institute and producer for musicals and events, chose Carousel, which shares with many of their students’ lives a tale of hope and dignity and identity. As part of the students’ training at The Salama Institute, which prepares students for college and equips them for success in life, the arts play a huge role in their development process.

Crimm shared, “Our philosophy is to use the fantasy of the arts to assist us in meeting the challenges of reality for our students. Our students become and speak through the characters in our shows, providing them the cover they need to express what may be going on personally in their lives. Also, the students gain other academic skills via the research needed to draw upon for their character development profiles. We call this ‘integrative learning.’”

For tickets to the production Carousel call 251-4050 or visit On July 16 and 17 the show begins at 7 p.m. On Sunday, July 18, the show begins at 4:30 p.m. Tickets are also available at the door.


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