Features an electrifying pop-rock score certain to “carry” audiences away.
Carrie: The Musical, based on Stephen King’s bestselling novel, takes center stage at the Erie Playhouse October 11-27 – a perfect warm-up to Halloween!
Due to the legions of Stephen King fans and to Brian De Palm’s 1976 break-out film adaptation, Carrie has become a pop-culture phenomenon in this county. The musical first opened on Broadway in 1988 and was revived in a gripping Off-Broadway production in 2012.
Carrie: The Musical features a book by Lawrence D. Cohen (he also wrote the film version), music by Academy Award winner Michael Gore (Fame, Terms of Endearment), and lyrics by Academy Award winner Dean Pitchford (Fame, Footloose).
Set in the small town of Chamberlain, Maine, Carrie White, a misfit, is bullied at school by the popular crowd and is at the mercy of her loving, but over-protective mother. As the bullying escalates, Carrie discovers her special telekinetic powers and if pushed too far is not afraid to use them.
Making her Mainstage debut as Carrie is Emily Tworek, with Gretchen Kerr as her mother. Others included in the cast are Katie Conti (Sue), Blake Bojewski (Tommy), Chelcie Gette (Chris), Eli Kerr (Billy) and Diane Hardner as Miss Gardner. A talented group of teens and adults round out the cast.
Richard Davis directs and choreographs, with Nicole Rosenbayger as vocal director and Andrew Rainbow as music director. Due to the complexity of the show, the Playhouse has engaged the services of two stunt coordinators – Len Kabasinki and cast member, Vaughn Butler. Angela Howell handles costume design and Joe Hassler is designing the sets/lights.
Carrie: The Musical– you’ve never met a prom queen like this one. There’s never been a musical like her.
SHOW DATES & TIMES
October 11 & 12, 17-20, 23-27
Wednesday – Saturday 7:30 p.m.; Sunday 2 p.m.
All Adults $15.00 & $22.00, Students $13.50 (includes tax and facility fee)
The Erie Playhouse, 13 W. 10th St. Erie, Pa.
Box Office: 814-454-2852 ext 0