“Carrie” Becomes Live Musical Theatre in Riverside

Stephen King’s famous novel of a bullied teenage girl with special powers she’s not afraid to use has been adapted into a live musical performance, coming to the Levi Theater on the campus of Sherman Indian High School in Riverside this weekend.

“Carrie the Musical” is presented by RL Theatricals, with musical direction by Marius Beltran, choreography by Robert Lopez, features 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).

“Carrie is a true example of what RL Theatricals was created for, to produce daring works of musical theatre that no other company in the Inland Empire would touch – and we are honored to have been granted the licensing for this premiere,” says Robert Lopez, who also serves as the show’s producer.

“We’re thrilled to bring this unique tale to our audiences, especially with ‘bullying’ in the forefront of what all children are facing today,” adds Director Douglas Wozny, “set on the backdrop of this haunting rock-esque musical, the story asks, ‘what does it cost to be nice?’”

Performances will be held Saturday, March 11th at 2pm and 8pm, and Sunday, March 12th at 2pm. Tickets are $20 at the door, and Discounted advance purchase tickets available here.

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