Carrie the Musical at Studio Theatre Wednesday, July 9

You’ve probably heard of Carrie, Stephen King’s heroine immortalized on screen by Sissy Spacek. But have you heard her sing? Maybe not—the Broadway musical adaptation of the story famously flopped when it opened in 1988. Studio Theatre’s adaptation of Carrie: The Musical follows the narrative we’ve all come to know—bullied teen, zealous mother, psychic powers, worst prom ever—but features an all-new contemporary rock score fit for a chamber musical that ends in buckets of blood. This 2ndStage production stars Tony Award nominee Barbara Walsh as Carrie’s mother, Margaret White, and Studio Theatre newcomer Emily Zickler in the title role. Keith Alan Baker and Jacob Janssen share the director’s chair, and plan to transform the dead-serious horror into one of the eccentric summer musicals the venue is known for. And fear not: The musical’s climactic scene still bathes our heroine in enough sticky stage blood to make even Gallagher blush. The musical runs July 9 to August 3 at Studio Theatre, 1501 14th St. NW. $20–$45. (202) 332-3300. studiotheatre.org.

Leave a Comment

Note: HTML tags are not allowed in comments.
Comments Shown. Turn Comments Off.
...