Carrie The Musical

Carrie The Musical
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Kicking off this year’s Alamo Heights High School Theatre Arts program season is the musical adaptation of Stephen King’s best-selling novel Carrie.  Download the flyer.

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Carrie the musical was written by Lawrence D. Cohen with music by Michael Gore and lyrics by Dean Pitchford and is based on the novel by Stephen King. Recently featured on CW’s Riverdale, the show centers on Carrie White who is an outcast bullied by the popular crowd, and virtually invisible to everyone else. At home, she's at the mercy of her loving but cruelly over-protective mother. But Carrie's just discovered she's got a special power, and if pushed too far, she's not afraid to use it…

 

The set is being designed and built entirely by Alamo Heights students, and has two alternating casts. Performances with run every night from Thursday, October 17, to Sunday, October 20, beginning at 7 pm. Tickets are available online at https://ahhstheatre.ticketleap.com. The play runs two hours and may not be age-appropriate for all audiences. Part of the proceeds from ticket sales and merchandise go to help the mission of David’s Legacy.

 

The student-led cast of the AHHS production is made up of ninth, tenth, eleventh, and twelfth graders who are putting on the show in partnership with David’s Legacy Foundation.

  

“Alamo Heights is excited to partner with David's Legacy Foundation,” says Bryan Stanton, head of the theater department at Alamo Heights High School and director of the production. “We strive to educate and empower every theatre arts student to effectively and confidently express themselves and become lifelong supporters of theatre, but to also use their talents and passion to help uplift and make their own communities better.”

 

Alamo Heights Senior Mariana Villanueva who plays Mrs. Gardener shares, “It is incredibly fulfilling to come together as a cast and tell the story of a young person’s attempts to fit in. Mrs. Gardener gets to be a shining light of kindness for Carrie and it’s such a joy to be able to spread the message of kindness.”

 

Following Carrie, our Unified Theatre (a Special Olympics program) students present Mirror of Most Value, A Ms. Marvel Play. Wrapping up 2019 is Arthur Miller’s The Crucible. The new year beings with the upbeat musical The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee.  Next up is the powerful one act play I Never Saw Another Butterfly. Unified Theatre presents True Confessions of a Bully (March 29, 2020) written and original performed by Houston’s groundbreaking Dionysus Inclusion Theatre. We end the season with a Student Written Play Festival, a new collaboration with the Alamo Heights High School Creative Writing Program.

 

Special thanks to Burgin Streetman for contributing this story.

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