Description

Charles Spencer High School presents Carrie: The Musical under the direction of Daniella Ceron. Join us for a thrilling production at the KMSC Law Performing Arts Theatre for performances on April 25-27. Based off of the well-known Stephen King novel by the same name, the macabre story of a high school girl with telekinetic abilities is written for stage by Lawrence D. Cohen, music by Michael Gore, and lyrics by Dean Pitchford.
Join in the frightening fun on closing night (April 27th at 7:30) and walk the blood-red carpet in your spookiest attire; it’s like Halloween in April!

About the musical:

Stephen King’s debut novel, Carrie, was released in 1974 and was an immediate smash hit. Selling over one million copies in the first year, Carrie was later adapted for film in 1978 to rave reviews. Carrie: The Musical was originally released in 1988 and premiered for a very short-lived run in Stratford-Upon-Avon in February, before transferring to Broadway in May of the same year. It famously closed after a mere 16 previews and 5 performances, earning it’s place as the most prolific flop in Broadway history. Fortunately the musical was revived in 2012 and received some serious revisions. The production as we know it now is presented with an anti-bullying message fronted by the slogan “what does it cost to be kind?”. Although this message has received criticism given the show’s gruesome ending, the production is a hit sure to entertain nonetheless. Carrie follows the story of a young girl who’s life is dominated by her religious fanatic mother. She is ridiculed and brutally ostracized by her classmates who are led by Chris Hargensen and Sue Snell before discovering that she possesses telekinetic abilities. As an act of reconciliation, Sue encourages her boyfriend, Tommy Ross, to ask Carrie to their senior prom. Carrie White lives in pure bliss as she steals one night of normalcy away from her overbearing mother, but will it last?

This chilling musical is not recommended for young audiences. Sensitive content includes staged depictions of: bullying, religious fanaticism, blood, and death.