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Alicia Irving to Lead Theatre NOW New York's CARRIE

Theatre NOW New York's production of CARRIE, The Musical will open on Halloween weekend and run Fridays and Saturdays at 8pm from October 30 to November 7 at the Irvington Town Hall Theater (85 Main St., Irvington NY). Tickets are available at TNNY.org or by calling the box office toll free at 855-254-7469

The production will feature Broadway veteran actress Alicia Irving as Margaret White, who recently played the title role in The Drowsy Chaperone in the Broadway National tour (under the direction of Casey Nicholaw). Irving has performed on Broadway in Les Miserables, Sunset Boulevard, The Scarlet Pimpernel, and originated the role of "The Fortune Teller" in Side Show. Her ferocious portrayal of Carrie's dangerously religious mother will surely deliver the hell-fire you crave this Halloween season.

Theatre NOW newcomer and established power-belter Mary Malaney will star as Carrie White. Meg McWhorter (whose one-woman show, Life's a Garden, Dig It, played the Laurie Beechman last year) will play the fateful prom-night's only survivor, Sue Snell, and will play opposite Pat Moran as Tommy Ross. Chris Hargensen and Billy Nolan will be played by Madeline Fansler and Joe Pudetti. The kind-hearted but tough-as-nails gym teacher Ms. Gardner will be played by Stefanie Londino. The rest of the cast features Loulu Luzi as Norma, Xalvador Tin-Bradbury as George, Emily Briggs as Frieda, Thaddeus Kolwicz as Stokes, Geena Quintos (Miss Saigon) as Helen and as Associate Choreographer, and Tyler Begnoche as Freddy. Former Irvington High School principal Dr. Scott Mosenthal and longtime local area resident will play Mr. Stephens.

Theatre NOW's CARRIE: The Musical will be directed by Thomas Morrissey, with musical direction by Ellie Kahn and choreography by Eugenio Contenti (Crossf8). Scenic and projection design by David McQuillen Robertson, costumes by Caitlin Cisek, Lights by David Sexton and sound by Larry Alexander, assisted by Juan Garcia. Production stage manager Michael Tosto, assitant stage manager is Jessica McIlquham with technical direction by Elizabeth Connell and casting by assistant director Matt ZanFagna.

The musical is centered around misfit Carrie White and is based on the Stephen King novel. Carrie is a teenage outcast who's taunted by bullies at school and condemned by an overly pious mother at home. Carrie discovers she has a special power and when pushed too far at her prom, all hell breaks loose making it a night no one will ever forget.

This will be Theatre Now's first full scale production in Westchester County where they hope to make a permanent home producing top-notch plays and musicals throughout the year. The cast consists of NYC professional actors and in the role of Mr. Stephens, long time local area resident Scott Mosenthal.

A local resident and Irvington Town Hall Theatrer advocate commented "Please join us in welcoming our new community partner, Theatre NOW New York-- which, after a careful search, selected Irvington and our beautiful, historic theater as the Westchester setting for its refreshingly original approach to theater. We are honored that this wonderful theater company will be gracing our stage and dazzling the Irvington arts community!"

Volunteer opportunities also exist within the company from helping out back stage to ushering, and even enlisting the help and support of local area residents to do a few community 'pot luck' dinners for the cast. If you'd like to be involved in any of the many offstage opportunities, please email emily@tnny.org or call 212-845-9824 ext. 803 for more information about volunteering.



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