Carrie is lonely. Carrie is angry. Carrie will fit in. Whatever it costs.
New blood courses through this contemporary rock musical, based on Stephen King’s haunting story of teen angst, religious fervor, and the complicated relationship between a mother and daughter. As Carrie navigates the harsh realities of high school bullying and her overprotective mother, a new and violent power is unleashed inside her—and she’ll use it.
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Welcome to the prom, Carrie. They’re not going to laugh at you now…this infamous rock musical about a telekinetic teen has the strange power to move you.
Carrie tries to turn ordinary, all-too-familiar high school angst into the stuff of tragedy. The show has guts.
The leading mother-daughter duo of Carrie: The Musical, Barbara Walsh (Margaret) and Emily Zickler (Carrie), navigate a twisted shared past and conflicting desires in Studio’s 2nd Stage production of the musical based on Stephen King’s first published novel. Walsh and Zickler spoke with Artistic Apprentice Nathan Norcross about the challenges of bringing these characters and their relationship to life on the stage.Read More
The novel that made author Stephen King famous—1974’s Carrie—has become a classic not only on the page, but also in its adaptations on the stage and screen. However, the story’s beginnings were less than auspicious. Once a mere three-page beginning to a short story that King initially trashed, Carrie grew into a novel only after King’s wife Tabitha recovered the draft from the garbage and encouraged her husband to continue. After publication, the novel rose to tremendous heights of popularity, selling over one million paperback copies in 1975 alone.Read More