A teenage girl's struggle with self-control and supernatural powers spells disaster for her cruel peers.

Carrie: The Musical contains violence, very adult language, and scenes of a sexual nature.

"Theater review: Knockout cast shines in EPAC’s 'Carrie'"

Jane Holahan, Lancaster Online
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"CARRIE: THE MUSICAL is Heating Things Up at Ephrata Performing Arts Center"

Kelli Curtin, Theatre Sensation

Based on the 1974 Stephen King thriller and 1976 Brian DePalma film, Carrie: The Musical has cemented its roll in history as a spine-chilling classic that turns the struggles of adolescence upside down. Enjoying a recent off-Broadway revival, King’s tale of a girl’s supernatural powers has evolved into a cult classic adored by audiences. Ephrata Performing Arts Center will present this evocative thriller at EPAC’s Sharidan Bigler Theatre. The production opens on October 15, 2015, and runs through October 31, 2015.

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Set in the fictional town of Chamberlain, Maine, Carrie follows the struggle of Carrietta White, a vulnerable teen struggling to control her telekinetic powers with no help from her cruel peers. A controlling and religiously zealous mother only exacerbates Carrie’s role as a teenage outcast. The events culminate in a famously disastrous high school prom scene in which the town of Chamberlain learns the true extent of Carrie's supernatural abilities.

EPAC's production will be led by Artistic Director Edward R. Fernandez. “Unlike other musicals based on horror films, Carrie is not campy or a parody, but a moving examination of being young, and feeling different,” says Fernandez. “I am hoping with this talented cast, Carrie: The Musical will not only be a fun evening that raises some goosebumps but also an emotionally moving night of musical theater,” he adds.

This thrilling fable is sure to give shivers to any fan of King’s novel. An exploration of self-control and the supernatural, Carrie will captivate any audience that can recall their tumultuous adolescent years.

Aevidum, a nationally recognized student organization, focuses on creating positive mental health environments where all students feel accepted, acknowledged, and cared for–regardless of the situation. Started at nearby Cocalico High School in 2004, Aevidum has become not only the group name but a phrase meaning "I’ve got your back."

Ephrata Performing Arts Center is proud to partner with Avedium to promote mental health awareness and acceptance during Carrie: The Musical. Please join EPAC and Avedium on October 14, 2015, for a special preview performance of Carrie: The Musical followed by a talk- back with a Philhaven mental health professional to learn more about issues facing teens today. Come and see how we can all join them in saying "Aevidum."

The Hill will be offering a pre-show catered mixer at 6:15pm, prior to the 7pm show. Please call ahead to the theater to sign up for the event and get the best seats! Mixer, show, and talk are all free to parents and teens attending the special Aevidum event. To register for the event, please call the EPAC box office at 717-733-7966.

Download your event poster here

EPAC would like to thank our wonderful sponsors who made this show possible.

EPAC's Individual Performance Sponsor is Green Mountain Cyclery Inc., and the Farrington Family.

EPAC's Opening night party sponsor is Lily's on Main.

EPAC's 2015 season sponsor is 12:34 MicroTechnologies.

EPAC's 2015 season media sponsor is Blue Ridge Communications.

Take home a keepsake poster commemorating Carrie: The Musical.

Now is your chance to purchase an original, limited-edition piece of art to hang on your wall. A Carrie poster is the perfect keepsake for any fan of classic horror or Stephen King! These posters are $10 and will be signed and numbered by the artist to verify their authenticity.

Only 20 of these original masterful works will be produced, so act now to secure a piece of EPAC history that you and your family will cherish for years to come!

Once purchased, your artwork will be available for pickup at the theater during the run of the show, October 15 – October 31. Sorry, shipping is not available. Please bring your email confirmation as proof of purchase when you come to pick up your artwork.

You could also be the lucky winner of a limited edition original piece of art signed by the entire cast and crew!

Yes, one of these limited pieces will be secured and signed by the entire cast and crew of EPAC's production of Carrie: The Musical.

This special legacy piece is going to be raffled during the run of Carrie: The Musical with the drawing to be held closing day, October 31. You need not be present to win! Raffle tickets will be sold 1 for $5, 3 for $10, and 8 for $20, with all proceeds benefiting the Ephrata Performing Arts Center, your home for theater that matters!


Creative Team

Director - Ed Fernandez

Stage Manager - Gabriella Hull
Music Director - Zach Smith
Coreographer - Kristin Pontz
Light Designer - Jeff Cusano
Set Designer - Jordan Janota
Light Board Op - Karey Getz
Costumes - Kate Wilman
Props - Stephanie Roy
Special Effects - Stephanie Witman


Carrie White - Natalie Young
Margaret White - Bobbie Bear
Sue Snell - Heather Bounds
Tommy Ross - Andrew Patterson
Chris Hargensen - Rachel Faust
Billy Nolan - Josh Yannazzi
Miss Gardner - Tricia Corcran
Mr. Stephans - Carl Bomberger
Rev. Bliss - Carl Bomberger
Frieda - Cora Seaburt
Norma - MaryLynn Greger
Helen - Noelle Sacher
George - Stephan Galliano
Stokes - Josh Battisi
Freddy - Jessie Hoffman
Meredith Fox
Clara Laube
Laird Farrington

Individual Performance Sponsor

Green Mountain Cyclery Inc., and the Farrington Family

Opening Night Party Sponsor

Lily's on Main

Season Sponsor

12:34 MicroTechnologies

Season Media Sponsor

Blue Ridge Communications



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Box Office
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Address (Physical)
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Ephrata, PA 17522

Address (Mailing)
PO Box 173
Ephrata, PA 17522
2018 Season Sponsor
12:34 MicroTechnologies
2018 Season Sponsor
Commonwealth Charter Academy -- CCA
2018 Season Media Sponsor
Blue Ridge Communications

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