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Post Starkeeper question
How many scenes does the Starkeeper appear in the stage show? Does he appear strictly after Billy ascends to Heaven, or does he appear sporadically throughout like in the 1956 film?

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Post The Starkeeper in CAROUSEL
The Starkeeper only appears in the second act for the first time, after Billy's death in the scene that takes place between "The Highest Judge of All" and Louise's ballet.

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The original musical follows a strictly chronological plotline rather than the flashback style delivery of the film.

When Billy dies he is taken away by the Heavenly Friends and then has a scene "Up There" with the Starkeeper, discussing why he was abusive to Julie and how he is going to manage to get into heaven. The Starkeeper tells Billy about his daughter, Louise and then they watch her from heaven (Louise's Ballet) there is then another quick scene where the Starkeeper tells Billy to go down and help her and Billy steals a star to give Louise.

The Starkeeper comes back in the finale as "Dr Selden", a country doctor who delivers the speech at Louise's graduation, which is a brilliant uplifting lead-in to the reprise of "You'll Never Walk Alone."

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