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‘CARRIE the Musical’ promises thrills, chills and spills

The musical, based on the Stephen King classic, with feature choreography, special effects and plenty of blood.
Courtesy of Some Theatre Company

ORONO– Just in time for Halloween, Some Theatre Company is presenting, “CARRIE the Musical” based on the novel by much- loved local author, Stephen King.

“CARRIE”, King’s fourth novel, but the first to be published, began life on a portable typewriter that belonged to his wife Tabitha. Released on April 5, 1974, with an approximate first print-run of 30,000 copies, “CARRIE” is set primarily in the then-future year of 1979 and revolves around Carrie White, Chamberlain High Schools outcast misfit.

At school, she’s 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 has just discovered she’s got a special power, and she’s not afraid to use it if pushed too far.

King has commented that he finds the work to be “raw” and “with a surprising power to hurt and horrify.”  “CARRIE: the Musical” is an immersive experience. From the moment the audience walks into the space, they will be entering Carrie’s world. Audience members will be inches away from the action and very much part of the story. Unlike traditional productions, this will be a unique theater experience unlike anything theatergoers in the area have experienced before.

Coming off their smash hit, “Boys Next Door”, Some Theatre Company was recently assigned the title of best amateur theatre group in the Greater Bangor Area by local Bangor Daily News theater critic, Judy Harrison. Run entirely by volunteers on a shoestring budget, this company always provides top-notch that comes with very affordable ticket prices.

Cast entirely with local actors, this show packs a 1-2 punch with its immense talent pool. Silvia Baxter takes on the iconic role of Carrie; her big vocals are dynamic and when joined by Kari Stowe, who plays her mother Margaret, this duo will entertain the audience, if not terrify them.

Other locally acclaimed actors: Roland Dube, Leslie Michaud, Daniel Legere, Nichole Sparlin, Robert Brangwynne and Mikayla Burridge, are joined by a spit-fire ensemble comprised of six triple threat actors, to make a powerhouse cast.

Transformed into a musical, “CARRIE” is an exciting show full of action. With electrifying choreography, mesmerizing special effects, fire, smoke and gallons of blood, “CARRIE the Musical” promises to be a heart-stopping show that will leave you breathless from beginning to end.

Earlier in June, Stephen King provided, and signed, a copy of the novel for Some Theatre Company. STC wanted to make sure everyone in the area had an opportunity to walk away with the acclaimed signed book. With that in mind, every audience member who attends the show will automatically be entered to win the copy.

With a special Halloween performance, which includes, dancing, door prizes, costume contest and more, you have nine opportunities to see this show. You won’t want to miss out.

Special Halloween Event: Show starts at 8 p.m. Dancing and events start at 7 p.m. and will continue until after the show ends.

Other shows:

7:30 p.m: Friday, Nov. 3; Saturday, Nov. 4; Friday, Nov.10; Saturday, Nov. 11

2 p.m.: Saturday, Nov. 4; Sunday, Nov. 5; Saturday, Nov. 11; Sunday, Nov. 12.

Halloween Ticket prices:

$25 for rows: Freshman, Sophomore

$30 for rows: Junior

$40 for rows: Senior (VIP)

Nov 3 – 12 prices:

$15 for rows: Freshman, Sophomore

$20 for rows: Junior

$35 for rows: Senior (VIP – at special prom tables with food and beverages)

Performances will be at  Keith Anderson Community House, 19 Bennoch Rd, Orono

**Parental Discretion Advised**

The three seats closest to the stage on either side, in the Junior and  Sophomore rows, may get residual blood splatter. Strobe and fog will be used.

Some Theatre Company is an IRS-approved 501(c)(3) Non-Profit organization. STC’s mission is to lead a culturally diverse collective of local artists to provide a quality, accessible and affordable theatre arts experience for the community, by the community.

The box office can be reached at 356-6501 Monday– Friday from 10 a.m. -6 p.m. and until two hours before performances. Tickets and additional information are available online at www.sometheatrecompany.com – We are a limited seating house.

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