Review of Carrie: The Killer Musical Experience

Posted: November 25, 2015, 09:31
I got an email from Ami Sandler the other day and he told me that he had been to the Carrie musical in Los Angeles on October 24 at the Los Angeles Theatre and from what I understand, it's something you don't want to miss out on.

Carrie: The Killer Musical Experience
Log Angeles Theatre
October 24, 2014

Carrie: The Killer Musical Experience was more than just entertaining: it was alive! From the moment you arrived at the Los Angeles Theatre, you were immersed in the theme of the performance. The doors on the outside of the venue showed hands of Carrie’s victims trying to leave the gymnasium. Inside the entryway, guests were greeted as if they were arriving for the prom. There were prom posters, as well as a photo booth for guests to take free photos against a backdrop using several props. Once inside the theatre, attendees could venture downstairs towards the restrooms for several themed rooms fitting for the musical. One was set up like a gym locker room, with one locker open with items bearing Sue Snell’s name. The other side of the locker room featured showers and tiles, with a bloody message for Carrie.

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Revised “Carrie” gets Cincinnati debut

Posted: February 7, 2013, 10:28
September will be a scream at The Carnegie as Showbiz Players debuts the new, improved version of the horror musical “Carrie,” which famously came and went on Broadway in 1988.

Based on Stephen King’s bestseller about a misfit teen with a smother-mother and telekinetic powers, Showbiz’ Bunny Arszman promises it’s “newly reworked and fully re-imagined,” including being updated to today.

Read more here.

Thanks to Lou Sytsma

Carrie on CD

Posted: April 11, 2012, 00:17
Ghostlight Records will record the cast album of the revised Off-Broadway production of Carrie, the musical by Oscar winners Dean Pitchford and Michael Gore and screenwriter Lawrence D. Cohen, based on Stephen King's novel about a teenage girl with telekinetic powers.

Read more here.

Thanks to Lou Sytsma

A lookback at Carrie: The Musical

Posted: January 29, 2012, 02:09
As the infamous musical Carrie — based on the Stephen King novel — prepares for its first-ever New York revival at MCC Theater, Playbill look back at the original UK and NYC productions and offer a glance through the pages of the Broadway Playbill.

See more here.
Thanks to Lou Sytsma

Tell and win

Posted: January 11, 2012, 12:03
Talk Stephen King found out that MCC Theatre runs a contest where they ask you to do a video (and upload it to YouTube) in which you tell them why you are excited about the new stage adaptation of Carrie.

Interesting concept for a contest. Would you enter if I did a contest where you had to do a video telling me why you should win the prize? Might be fun...

King enters 2012 as #1

Posted: January 1, 2012, 03:00
It looks as if Stephen King will be riding into the new year at #1.

Not only has 11/22/63 proven a critical success, it also seems to be King's most popular novel since 1998's Bag of Bones.

Whether it's due to variance in King's popularity or the shifting attitudes of the book-buying public in general, in recent years, King's hardcovers have been hitting the New York Times Bestseller List high and then falling down (and off) rapidly. Not so with 11/22/63. It debuted at #1 - never an oddity for King - then dropped to #2 for three successive weeks as new books by James Patterson, Janet Evanovich, and Michael Connelly each smashed in at #1 ... and fell. In its fifth week, King's time travel novel shot back up to #1, making the first King hardcover to drop from the top spot and then reclaim it since 1990's The Stand. For the last three weeks, it has held fast to #1, making it King's longest stay at #1 since Dolores Claiborne's seven-week run in 1992/93.

The critics have been very kind to this book, and with good reason, but it's really gratifying that in his fifth decade of publishing books, King is just as popular as ever, if not more so. The reading audience is changing, but they still love Stephen King. That's pretty amazing.

Thanks to Kevin Quigley

Carrie is back...

Posted: November 22, 2011, 11:10
Casting for the new musical version of Carrie is done. check it all out here.

There is also a new book out about Carrie in all its format. It's called Carrie: Studies in the Horror Film and written by Joe Aisenberg. Check it out here.

Thanks to Bev Vincent and Ari.

Carrie: The Musical

Posted: November 17, 2009, 18:15
Shock till you Drop has the following report about Carrie: The Musical:

Last month we got wind that a new production of Carrie: The Musical was headed to Broadway with producers Jeffrey Seller and Kevin McCollum (of Rent, Avenue Q, West Side Story) spearheading the project. Now, Playbill has announced the complete cast for the musical based upon Stephen King's novel and it looks like we have ourselves a new Carrie.

Stafford Arima will direct the 29-hour Equity reading that will take place in Manhattan Nov. 20. The cast will feature Sutton Foster as gym teacher Ms. Gardner, Marin Mazzie as Margaret White, Molly Ranson as Carrie (pictured left) and Jennifer Damiano as Sue.

Also revealed in the cast are "American Idol" finalist Diana DeGarmo (Hairspray, The Toxic Avenger) as Chris, Matt Doyle as Tommy and John Arthur Greene as Billy.

The Carrie ensemble includes Corey Boardman, Lilli Cooper, Katrina Rose Dideriksen, Benjamin Eakeley, Emily Ferranti, Kyle Harris, Philip Hoffman, Kaitlin Kiyan, Max Kumangai, Mackenzie Mauzy, Preston Sadleir, Jonathan Schwartz, Bud Weber and Sasha Weiss.

Producer Seller has reunited composer Michael Gore, lyricist Dean Pitchford and book writer Lawrence D. Cohen, whom took a crack at the stage show back in 1988 to reprise their roles for this update.

You can actually check out an official Carrie: The Musical website with plenty of tid-bits on the original show, as well as info on the new one right here.

Thanks to Bev Vincent

Diana DeGarmo and Carrie

Posted: November 13, 2009, 23:45
American Idol finalist Diana DeGarmo joins Carrie cast. Read more here.

Thanks to Bev Vincent