Eastern Illinois University

A division of the
College of Arts & Humanities


Produced in conjunction with the Department of Music

Directed by Jean Wolski

Musical Direction by Tim Renner

§  Music and Lyrics by Bob Merrill
Book by Michael Stewart
Based on Material by Helen Deutsch
Original Production directed and choreographed by Gower Champion
Produced for the Broadway Stage by David Merrick

A naïve, orphaned girl is taken in as an apprentice to a traveling French circus and develops an astonishing ability to relate to the puppets designed and performed by an embittered, crippled man who loves her. The show received acclaim for its 'magic', 'simplicity' and 'compassion' when it opened on Broadway, and continues to grace stages and bring smiles to audiences worldwide.

Carnival is produced by arrangement with Tams-Witmark Music Library, Inc.

Times and prices


11/12 | 7:30 pm   Buy Tickets
11/13 | 7:30 pm   Buy Tickets
11/14 | 7:30 pm   Buy Tickets
11/15 | 7:30 pm   Buy Tickets
11/16 | 2:00 pm   Buy Tickets

Ticket Prices
General | $12.00
EIU Employees | $10.00
Senior | $10.00
Students | $5.00

Performance Location

The Theatre

The Theatre