The Big League’s Big Finish

November 16th, 2009

Carousel Theatre's The Big League

The Big League family, including former cast and crew members, celebrate the last performance (#475!) with the audience and a beautiful (and yummy!) cake donated by Anna's Cake House

After 475 performances, 5 seasons, 3 national tours and 2 Jessie Awards we have hung up the skates and bid a tearful goodbye to a Carousel Theatre classic- James Durham’s The Big League. On Sunday, November 15 we retired a legend.

Well… a bunch of legends:

– Many well-loved jerseys.

– A gazillion sticks, pucks, pads, helmets, rolls of hockey tape

– An amazing set that has made young hockey players drool (“Mom- can we have that for the backyard?!”)

– Two versions of the bum-biting puppet, Whitey

– Twelve pairs of roller blades (including one size 15)

– Eight nets

– Two vans (many thanks to our amazing supporters after our van accident in 2007)

Thank you to the amazing collection of professional actors,  stage managers and creative team members who continually went above and beyond with each new tour. During the course of the 5 seasons there were two marriages (the director and set designer, two cast members) and four babies added to the Carousel family.

And thank you to the 166, 250 young people, teachers, families and hockey teams that made up our audiences- this was for you.The Big League by James Durham

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