Thursday, October 10, 2013
Stephen King's Bloody Classic Comes Back to Life in Carrie the Musical
The blood will flow once again during Carrie the Musical, a staged retelling of Stephen King's best-selling novel. A legendary flop on Broadway when it was produced in 1988, the show was rebuilt from the ground up by the show's original authors for a hit off-Broadway production, and now makes its West Coast premiere. You know the story: Outcast Carrie White is bullied by the popular kids and tormented by her overprotective mother, only to discover she has an inner power that has the potential to change everything. Experience this powerful work in a surprisingly effective new way with this evocative musical production that features a book by Lawrence D. Cohen (screenwriter of the classic 1976 film), music by Academy Award winner Michael Gore (Fame, Terms of Endearment) and lyrics by Academy Award winner Dean Pitchford (Fame, Footloose).