PHOTO CALL: Carrie Receives First-Ever High School Staging at Sandia Preparatory School
08 Mar 2013
Twenty-five years after her first disastrous prom night, Carrie, the Broadway musical flop about a tormented girl with telekinetic powers who destroys her high school, makes its high school premiere beginning Feb. 28 in Albuquerque, NM.
R&H Theatricals licenses Carrie, which has over a dozen productions currently in place to roll out this year. Sandia Preparatory School is the first high school in the country to stage the musical that met with a critical drubbing on Broadway in 1988. It remained hidden in the shadows of cult musical lore until MCC Theater reunited the original writers to reshape the work for a 2012 Off-Broadway production that refocused the musical into a modern-day pop rock morality tale about school bullying.
Holed up in a seedy motel on the edge of the Mojave Desert, two former lovers unpack the deep secrets and dark desires of their tangled relationship, passionately tearing each other apart. Led by director Daniel Aukin (Back Back Back at MTC, 4,000 Miles), Tony winner Nina Arianda (Venus in Fur at MTC, Born Yesterday) and Sam Rockwell (A Behanding in Spokane, The Way Way Back) bring an explosive intensity to Sam Shepard’s (Buried Child, True West) landmark myth of the new Wild West.