PHOTO CALL: Carrie Receives First-Ever High School Staging at Sandia Preparatory School
By Matthew Blank
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.
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