Carrie: The Musical is based on the Stephen King novel about a bullied girl with telekinetic powers who takes bloody revenge on her tormenters at the prom. This production took place in present day however, and the directors wanted to make a strong statement about bullying, and how easy and difficult it is to step out of the mold and be kind.
We took care to create an air of the everyday and ordinary in the ensemble, making the moments of downfall and triumph seem that much more terrifying and bizarre. Carrie is a tormented and troubled girl, uncomfortable in her own skin, and we see that—whether she is wearing plain clothes or a blood soaked prom gown.
Directed by Christina Emily Weakland, Gina Fearn and Danielle Sertz
Book by Lawrence D. Cohen Lyrics by Dean Pitchford Music by Michael Gore