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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
"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.
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.
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.
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.
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!