Wax Lyrical Productions Presents the Queensland Premiere of CARRIE the musical
Stephen King’s twisted Cinderella story is making its much-anticipated Queensland debut. In January 2016, Brisbane audiences will come face to face with the legendary Carrie White, as she bleeds onto the stage of Brisbane Powerhouse’s Visy Theatre.
CARRIE the musical is no spoof. This work is designed to give audiences a thrill. With music from Academy Award winners Dean Pitchford and Michael Gore (the musical geniuses behind such hits as Fame), together with original writer Lawrence D. Cohen (known also for It and South Pacific), Carrie’s Broadway season shocked critics and audiences alike when it debuted almost 27 years ago. Today, it retains all of that shock-value.
For its Queensland Premiere, Wax Lyrical Productions has established a team that showcases the Sunshine State’s brightest musical theatre talents. Brisbane cabaret and jazz singer, Jacqui Devereux (Chicago, Jersey Boys, Spamalot, High School Musical, Mary Poppins, Hairspray, Rock Of Ages), owns the role of Margaret White, Carrie’s fundamentalist-Christian mother. Joining Devereux is rising star Georgina Hopson (Into the Woods, Pirates of Penzance) who plays Sue Snell, the sole survivor of Carrie’s murder-spree and the audience’s guide on this tour of small-town hell. Hopson joins the cast after her recent stint as one of the six national finalists for the prestigious Rob Guest Endowment Award.
Sophie Perkins, a recent graduate of the Queensland Conservatorium’s Musical Theatre program, shines in the titular role of Carrie. In fact, seven members of the cast are from the graduating year of the Con’s Musical Theatre course, ensuring a high quality, energetic and exciting performance from this young and talented ensemble.
Director Zoë Tuffin is determined to bring the grit, rawness and violence of King’s novel to the stage. “I hope audiences will be more than a little spooked” Tuffin says. Be prepared for blood to flow!
DATE: Wed 20 – Sat 30 January, 2016
TIME: Wed – Fri 7pm, Sat 2pm + 7pm
VENUE: Visy Theatre, Brisbane Powerhouse
DURATION: 2 hrs 20 mins (incl. interval)
BOOKINGS: brisbanepowerhouse.org or 07 3358 8600
TICKETS: Preview $40(f), $34(c), Shows $48(f), $40(c), $38(group 10+) + transaction fee ($3 single ticket/$6 multiple tickets)
Suitable for 15+
“Carrie” is presented by permission of ORiGiN™ Theatrical on behalf of R&H Theatricals; www.rnh.com.
Photo by Joel Devereux.