I could get seriously carried away in an attempt to praise this production. I was weaned on musicals. Rodgers and Hammerstein were burned into my memory by the time I was 6 years old. Unfortunately, I've never seen a single Broadway production except on film. But, film isn't bad. Especially when you can remember almost, every single time you Have watched one. I'm old enough to remember having 3 tv stations and how my mother and I waited patiently (ok, Not so patiently) for "Cinderella" with Leslie Ann Warren to air once a year on TV. "Oklahoma"... "The King and I" and the list goes on of seeing these in our beautiful theater Paramount built a few decades before. Then, there's "Carousel." Memorizing the songs. Sometimes having the more adult like topics explained in ways that seemed to make more sense to me, the older I got. Shirley Jones, Yul Brenner, Frank Sinatra, Ol Blue eyes, recorded "Soliloquy" for crying out loud. We had an intercom in our house where my Dad, kept the radio glued to our local Easy Listening radio station, so even at night I could turn up the volume a tiny bit while dozing off to the greatest music ever written and recorded. So, if I say this production of "Carousel" was almost better than all productions I've heard or been able to watch, I know what im talking about. There are no colorful sets, no crowded fairgrounds, just orchestra (yes, I chuckled) it's only the New York Philharmonic, Lincoln Center, the most amazing performers like Kellie O'Hara then...without a large ballet number, it only includes two of my most favorite ballet dancers on the planet, Tiler Peck and Robert Fairchild from New York City Ballet. I suppose my perfect life would be to live in NYC and do nothing but see Broadway Shows and Ballets every single night. It seems City Ballet an ABT are slowly starting to release their productions into theaters (not all) and even releasing to dvd. If anyone from those two companies happen to see this (yes, I chuckled again) Please, Please, Please don't forget, there is as whole country, just to start with, that may never be able TO travel to New York, to watch... Tiler Peck, Sara Mearns, Lauren Lovett, etc, etc, perform "Swan Lake." I guarantee I would buy every single one. Probably many of each, just to give as gifts! At least when I bought This dvd, I can watch it any time I want. There isn't one boring second in this entire production. So... Kellie, Tiler...every single person involved with this, a Very Grateful woman in the Heartland Thanks You. You're ALL Amazing. Do Not Miss this production. It's worth every minute. Every second and will become part of your soul.