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Beck Center for the Arts presents ‘Carrie: The Musical’

Stephen King's novel comes to live with music at the Beck Center
Stephen King's novel comes to live with music at the Beck Center
Beck Center for the Arts

Presented in collaboration with Baldwin Wallace University Music Theatre Program

Beck Center for the Arts is once again partnering with the Baldwin Wallace University Music Theatre program. This time they are co-producing the classic “Carrie: The Musical”. The show will run from February 7 through March 9, 2014 on the Mackey Main Stage. Show times will be 8:00 p.m., Fridays and Saturdays and 3:00 p.m. on Sundays. Tickets are now on sale.

Taken from the hugely popular Stephen King novel, it is the story of Carrie White who is the unfortunate misfit of her high school. Bullied by the popular kids, socially stunted by an overprotective mother and invisible to everyone else Carrie discovers she has a special destructive power that she will unleash if pushed hard enough.

The show is directed by Victoria Bussert (Director of Music Theatre at BWU) and stars Katherine DeBoer as the mother and Jodi Dominick as Mrs. Gardner, the phys-ed teacher (both appear courtesy of Actors Equity Association). Twenty actors from Baldwin University’s nationally recognized MT program make up the rest of the cast. Musical Direction is by Nancy Maier with Choreography by Gregory Daniels. The show features music by Michael Gore with lyrics by Dean Pitchford and book by Lawrence D. Cohen.

“I am very excited that the third annual Beck Center collaboration with Baldwin Wallace University Music Theatre program will bring Cleveland the local premiere of CARRIE the musical, based on the famous and infamous first novel by Stephen King,” remarked Bussert. “The collaboration has also brought highly-acclaimed productions of Spring Awakening and Next to Normal to the Beck Center stages.
This piece pulses with an amazing score ranging from high energy rock to epic melodies of nearly operatic proportion. With a cast combining professional actors and Baldwin Wallace students, it promises to be a night you'll never forget!”

Tickets are $29 for adults and $26 for seniors (65 and older) with an additional $3 service fee per ticket applied at time of purchase. Student tickets are $15 with valid I.D. (includes service fee). Preview Night on Thursday, February 6 is $10 with general admission seating. Group discounts are available for parties of four or more. Purchase tickets online at beckcenter.org or call Customer Service at 216.521.2540, ext. 10. Beck Center for the Arts is located at 17801 Detroit Avenue in Lakewood, just ten minutes west of downtown Cleveland. Free onsite parking is available.

This production of “Carrie: The Musical” is presented through special arrangement with R & H Theatricals:www.rnh.com and is sponsored by the residents of Cuyahoga County through Cuyahoga Arts and Culture, and the Ohio Arts Council.

Celebrating its 80th anniversary, Beck Center for the Arts is a not-for-profit 501(c)3 organization that offers professional theater productions on two stages, arts education programming for all ages and abilities, including Creative Arts Therapies for individuals with special needs, outreach education, and free gallery exhibits featuring local, regional, and international artists.