David Kolb ’02 and Katrina Schell ’03 will appear in the the Rome Capitol Theatre production of Rodgers and Hammerstein's Carousel. The show will run from July 14-16, at 7:30 p.m. Kolb will play the role of Mr. Snow and Schell is cast as Carrie Pipperidge. Music professor Rob Kolb is music director for the local production.
The musical Carousel revolves around “the swaggering, carefree carnival barker, Billy Bigelow, [who] captivates and marries the naive millworker, Julie Jordan. Billy loses his job just as he learns that Julie is pregnant and, desperately intent upon providing a decent life for his family, he is coerced into being an accomplice to a robbery. Caught in the act and facing the certainty of prison, he takes his own life and is sent 'up there.' Billy is allowed to return to earth for one day 15 years later, and he encounters the daughter he never knew.”
While at Hamilton, Kolb was a math and music double major, and Schell was a Chinese language and literature major.