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A Chilling Revival of 'Carrie: The Musical' Opens CCM's 2013-14 Studio Series


From outcast to prom queen to mass murderer with paranormal abilities, Carrie isn't exactly your typical high school student. UC's CCM resurrects this Stephen King classic just in time for Halloween with a modern twist and more terror (and singing) than ever before. And it's free!

Date: 9/30/2013 12:00:00 AM
By: Erica Nyberg
Other Contact: Curt Whitacre
Other Contact Phone: (513) 556-2683
Photos By: David Seitz

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From left to right: Jennifer Hickman is Margaret White and Hannah Freeman is Carrie White in CCM's Studio Series production of 'Carrie: The Musical.'
From left to right: Jennifer Hickman is Margaret White and Hannah Freeman is Carrie White in CCM's Studio Series production of 'Carrie: The Musical.'

The University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music (CCM) opens its 2013-14 Studio Series with a newly reworked and fully re-imagined musical adaptation of Stephen King’s Carrie running Oct. 10-12 in CCM’s Cohen Family Studio Theater. Under the direction of Aubrey Berg, Chair of CCM’s Department of Musical Theatre, with musical direction by Steve Goers and choreography by Vince DeGeorge, this Carrie promises to be both riveting and terrifying!

A pariah at school and a victim at home, Carrie is the story of a girl who, when pushed too far, discovers just how special she really is. Her paranormal abilities allow her to take matters into her own hands and strike back at those who have wronged her. But this isn’t the same old Carrie that you’ve seen before; this is Carrie modernized with a terrifying rock n’ roll edge, and there’s no escape!

Carrie: The Musical was adapted from Stephen King’s 1974 bestselling novel by screenwriter Lawrence D. Cohen, who also authored the classic screenplay. New music by dream-team Michael Gore (composer) and Dean Pitchford (lyricist) will dazzle audiences. Gore and Pitchford garnered accolades for their previous collaboration on the Broadway play, Fame, together winning an Oscar, a Golden Globe and a Grammy nomination for Song of the Year.

A unique configuration of CCM’s Cohen Family Studio Theater presents seating on all sides and on every level of the performance space, allowing the audience to literally become part of the production. This intimate style of seating will have audience members twisting and turning in their seats at Carrie’s terrifying transformation, as the carefully choreographed chaos it creates happens all around. With live music, shocking special effects and spectacular acting, singing and choreography, Carrie is sure to amaze and frighten.

Tickets for all Studio Series productions are extremely limited, so get in line early. You don’t want to miss this performance of a lifetime! Recommended for mature audiences.

Learn more about CCM’s 2013-14 Studio Series of Opera, Musical Theatre, Drama and Dance productions by visiting uc.edu/news/NR.aspx?id=18288.

Performance Times
  • 8 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 10
  • 8 p.m. Friday, Oct. 11
  • 2 and 8 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 12
Location
Cohen Family Studio Theater, CCM Village
University of Cincinnati

Reserving Tickets
Admission is free but reservations are required. Tickets become available at noon on Monday, Oct. 7. Visit the CCM box office or call 513-556-4183 to reserve. Limit two tickets per order.

Parking and Directions
Parking is available in the CCM Garage (located at the base of Corry Boulevard off Jefferson Avenue) and additional garages throughout the UC campus. Please visit uc.edu/parking for more information on parking rates.

For detailed maps and directions, please visit uc.edu/visitors. Additional parking is available off-campus at the new U Square complex on Calhoun Street and other neighboring lots.

For directions to CCM Village, visit ccm.uc.edu/about/directions.
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CCM Season Presenting Sponsor & Musical Theatre Program Sponsor: The Otto M. Budig Family Foundation

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