LEWISTON Idaho – A Lewis-Clark State College production of the musical “Carrie the musical” will open on Thursday, Oct. 19, at 7:30 p.m. at the LCSC Silverthorne Theatre.
Shows run Oct. 19-21 and Oct. 26-28 at 7:30 p.m. with a special matinee at 2 p.m. on Oct. 22. General admission is $10, while seniors and military personnel is $7. LCSC students and alumni are admitted free.
The production features a collaborative cast from LCSC, the University of Idaho, and the Lewis-Clark Valley community. It is directed by Shea King, a UI Master’s of Fine Arts directing candidate, with the musical direction under LCSC music program director Sarah Graham.
Based on the novel by Stephen King, “Carrie the musical” is a re-imagined vision of this gripping tale set in today’s world in the small town of Chamberlain, Maine. Although it’s a timely piece for Halloween, this socially conscious adaptation takes a look at the motivation behind bullying and its devastating effects in high school.
According to director Shea King, the musical “is full of fire, torment and ultimately, hope. The magic of Carrie comes not just in the supernatural but the reminder that this world only grows when we are kind to one another. Carrie takes us to the darkest parts of ourselves to give us hope for a better life. We need hope and kindness and Carrie shows us a world without it.”
This production contains adult language and is not appropriate for children.