“Immersive” is becoming the key word in a lot of cool haunted attractions and it’s going to apply to Carrie: The Musical which is coming to Los Angeles’ La Mirada Theatre for the Performing Arts (14900 La Mirada Blvd.). After a false start last year, the production is finally going to kick off on March 12th and it sounds like a blast.
The official opening is set for March 18th.
La Mirada Theatre will be completely transformed into Ewan High School, putting audiences, for the first time ever, at the center of the action in this bold and thrilling twist on the now-classic musical.
Based on the novel by Stephen King, this reimagined, immersive production of Carrie will reunite the original creative team and will include a book by Lawrence D. Cohen (screenwriter of the classic film), music by Academy Award winner Michael Gore (Fame, Terms of Endearment), and lyrics by Academy Award winner Dean Pitchford (Fame, Footloose).
Brady Schwind directs the production, with choreography by Imara Quinonez.
“The story of CARRIE has endured in the popular consciousness for decades, but no one has ever experienced it from this point of view,” producers Bruce Robert Harris and Jack W. Batman said. “The idea of placing the audience in the center of this world was just too tantalizing to resist. It’s going to be thrilling.”
“Director Brady Schwind is building on CARRIE’s legacy with his own unique vision for our show,” creators Cohen, Gore and Pitchford added. “Making it an environmental experience for the audience is intriguing and daring — like the story itself. We look forward to this next chapter!”
Taunted by her peers at school and terrorized by her religious zealot mother at home, Carrie tells the haunting tale of 17-year-old Carrie White. Lonely and tormented, Carrie discovers she has a shocking secret power. But when a prank at her high school prom goes horribly wrong, everyone finds just how powerful a secret can be…
Individual tickets for CARRIE ($40 – $70) go on sale on August 15, 2014 at 11 AM PST and can be purchased at http://www.experiencecarrie.com/ or by calling the box office at (562) 944-9801. The strictly limited engagement will run through Sunday, April 5, 2015.
Carrie is produced by La Mirada Theatre for the Performing Arts (Brian Kite, Producing Artistic Director), Bruce Robert Harris and Jack W. Batman, and The Transfer Group; Associate Producers: Joe Everett Michaels, Jane Lynch.