Carrie: The Musical

Musical

Writers: Lawrence D. Cohen Michael Gore Dean Pitchford

Overview

Show Information

Music
Category
Musical
Number of Acts
1
First Produced
1988
Genres
Horror
Settings
Multiple Settings
Time & Place
present, small town of chamberlain, maine
Cast Size
large
Orchestra Size
Rock Combo
Dancing
Some Dance
Ideal for
College/University, Community Theatre, High School, Professional Theatre, Regional Theatre
Casting Notes
Mostly female cast
Includes late teen, young adult, adult characters

Synopsis

In this revamped, contemporary version of the famous (and infamous) 1988 production, Carrie: The Musical follows a young woman with telekinetic powers. An outcast at school, where she is bullied viciously for her differences, Carrie is also lost at home, with a fervently religious mother whose love traps her in its maw. When PE teacher Miss Gardner, kind classmate Sue Snell, and boyfriend Tommy Ross reach out to try and help Carrie, it seems that for once, Carrie might have a shot at being accepted. But Chris Hargensen, the class’s most vicious bully, has other ideas. Pushed to the brink, Carrie’s powers threaten to overwhelm her, and devour everyone around her in flame.

Lead Characters