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VIDEO: Director Stafford Arima Talks CARRIE!

MCC Theater is presenting the newly reworked and fully re-imagined production of Carrie, the musical, which features music by Michael Gore, lyrics by Dean Pitchford (Academy Award winning composer and lyricist for the original film Fame) and a book by Lawrence D. Cohen (who also adapted the 1974 novel by Stephen King for the 1976 Brian DePalma film). Directed by Stafford Arima, performances for Carrie begin January 31, 2012, at the Lucille Lortel Theatre. The official opening night is set for March 1, 2012. Click below to hear from director Stafford Arima!

Joining stars Marin Mazzie (Carrie's mother, Margaret) and Molly Ranson (in the title role) are Christy Altomare, Carmen Cusack, Jeanna de Waal, Derek Klena, Ben Thompson, Wayne Wilcox, Corey Boardman, Blair Goldberg, F. Michael Haynie, Andy Mientus, Elly Noble, and Jen Sese. Understudies are Mackenzie Bell, Jake Boyd, and Anne Tolpegin.

Understudies inculde: Mackenzie Bell: u/s "Lynn Gardner", "Chris Hargensen", "Frieda", "Helen", and "Norma", Jake Boyd: u/s "Tommy", "Mr. Stephens" Freddy, Stokes, George, Anne Tolpegin: u/s "Lynn Gardner", "Margaret White".

The creative team includes Matt Williams (chorography), Mary-Mitchell Campbell (Music Direction and Arrangements), David Zinn (Set Design), Emily Rebholz (Costume Design), Kevin Adams (Lighting Design), Sven Ortel (Projections Design), Jonathan Deans (Sound Design), Doug Besterman (Orchestrations), AnnMarie Milazzo (Vocal Design), Leah J. Loukas (Wig and Hair Design) and Rick Sordelet (Fight director).

Based on Stephen King's bestselling novel, the musical Carrie has not been seen since its legendary 1988 Broadway production.

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