Carrie the Musical

Much like the heroine/villain of Stephen King’s 1974 bestseller, the musical rendition of Carrie is, to say the least, a little controversial. Debuting in the mid-‘80s, the stage production attracted both high acclaim and disgust from theater critics and audiences alike. Its 1988 run at the Virginia Theatre on Broadway was shut down after just 16 previews and five performances—further propagating the musical’s cult following. With a score by Michael Gore and lyrics by Dean Pitchford, who both nabbed Oscars for the original song “Fame,” and written by Lawrence D. Cohen, the screenwriter of the epic 1976 Sissy Spacek flick, this Carrie had the genetics to become a Broadway smash—but some people just could’t stomach all the dark religion, child abuse, mass murder and pig blood. Their loss. Don’t miss this resurrection at the La Mirada Theatre—and leave the kids at home.

Tuesdays, Thursdays-Sundays. Starts: March 13. Continues through April 5, 2015

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