Full Cast Announced for The Generic Theater's Production of CARRIE, 10/18 - 11/10
Complete casting has been announced for the Hampton Roads premiere of "CARRIE The Musical", which will begin performances at The Generic Theater in downtown Norfolk, VA starting October 18.
The musical centers on the tale of a tormented high school teenager who discovers she has telekinetic powers. The young girl must cope with a fanatically religious mother and her own coming of age. When her friends push her too far on prom night, they find out how destructive bullying can be.
ElizaBeth Elliott has been cast as Carrie White, and Jillian Tschohl will tackle the role of Margaret White. The cast features Katie Lape as Sue Snell, Josh Kern as Tommy Ross, Angelica Yankauskas as Chris Hargensen, Justin Anderson as Billy Nolan, Mary Jakobowski as Miss Gardener, Janal Floyd as Mr. Stephens, Kristi Meyers as Norma, Leslie Kunz as Frieda, Nicole Andrewes as Helen, Connor Marr as George, Anthony Barker as Stokes, and Jacob George as Freddy.
David B. Springstead, Sr. will direct the production, which will utilize the revised script featured in the 2012 Off-Broadway run, with musical direction by SherRod Brown and choreography by Jane Springstead.
The creative team includes Shane Stelly (scenic design), Ashley Wrye (costume design), Sky Curtis (light design), Kristi Duke (properties design), Christian Garthright (sound design), Charles Owrey (sound technician), Vlada Synenko (sound mixing), Ryan McIntire (visual effects), and John Roberts (technical coordination). The management team includes Nick Ventura (assistant director), Toni Lynn Barto (assistant stage manager), Todd Harris, Jr. (stage manager), Jeannette Rainey (production manager), and Makenna Keesler (light board operator).
Generic Theater general producer Jeannette Rainey, executive director Philip Odango and artistic directors Matthew Friedman and Jennifer Murphy present the Norfolk run. Performances are currently scheduled to run through November 10.
"CARRIE" 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). This production is presented through special arrangement with R & H Theatricals: www.rnh.com. Ticket information is available at www.generictheater.org