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Slow Burn Theatre's Carrie: The Musical Promises to be a Night You'll Never Forget

Boca Raton, FL, August 01, 2014 --( Just in time for Fall, the award-winning Slow Burn Theatre Company proudly presents the Florida regional premiere of one of the most talked-about shows in theatre history: Carrie the musical.

Carrie is the gripping tale of an awkward teen outcast with a powerful gift, her fanatically religious mother, and the classmates who push Carrie from unimaginable humiliation to devastating fury.

In her small New England coastal town, Carrie White is a misfit. At school she’s bullied by the popular crowd, and at home she’s at the mercy of her loving yet cruelly over-protective mother. But Carrie has just discovered she’s got a special power – the power to move things with her mind. And when a cruel prank at the prom pushes Carrie over the edge, she harnesses that power to exact a ruinous revenge.

Based on Stephen King’s bestselling novel, Carrie: The Musical 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).

“Carrie is a true example of what Slow Burn Theatre was created for, to produce daring works of musical theatre that no other company in South Florida would touch - and we are honored to have been granted the licensing for this premiere,” says Matthew Korinko, Executive Director. “We’re thrilled to bring this unique tale to our audiences, especially with ‘bullying’ in the forefront of what all children are facing today,” says Artistic Director Patrick Fitzwater, “set on the backdrop of this haunting musical, the story asks, ‘what does it cost to be nice?’”

Slow Burn Theatre’s Artistic Director and recent Carbonell Award-winning director (next to normal, Slow Burn Theatre Co.) Patrick Fitzwater will direct and choreograph and will be joined on this production by another Carbonell Award-winner - music director Emmanuel Schvartzman.

The cast of Carrie features Anne Chamberlain in the title role of Carrie White and Shelley Keelor (AEA) as her mother, Margaret White. The rest of the cast includes Jessica Sanford (Sue Snell), Alex Zenoz (Billy Nolan), Cristina Flores (Chris Hargensen), Kristian Bikic (Billy Nolan), Ann Marie Olson (Miss Gardner), Matthew Korinko (Mr. Stephens/ Reverend Bliss), Jen Chia (Frieda), Kayla Fast (Norma), Colleen Campbell (Helen), Bruno Vida (George), Ricardo Silva (Stokes) and Michael Friedman (Freddy).

The design team includes Sean McClelland (scenic), Rick Pena (costumes), Lance Blank (lighting), Danny Butler (sound).

Carrie the musical will run for three weeks, from October 16 to November 2 at the West Boca Performing Arts Theatre 12811 West Glades Rd. Boca Raton, Florida 33498 (3.5 Miles West on 441 on the campus of West Boca High).

For tickets or more information, the public is invited to call 866.811.4111 or visit

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Carrie the musical
Music by Michael Gore, Lyrics by Dean Pitchford, Book by Lawrence D. Cohen
Based on Stephen King’s bestselling novel, Carrie the musical tells the story of Carrie White, a misfit bullied at school by the popular crowd and 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.

Presented by: Slow Burn Theatre Co.

Cast: Anne Chamberlain, Shelley Keelor (AEA), Jessica Sanford, Alex Zenoz, Cristina Flores, Kristian Bikic, Ann Marie Olson, Matthew Korinko, Jen Chia, Kayla Fast, Colleen Campbell, Bruno Vida, Ricardo Silva, Michael Friedman
Directed by: Patrick Fitzwater

Musical Direction by: Emmanuel Schvartzman

Choreography by: Patrick Fitzwater

Production Stage Manager: Britni Serrano

Design Team: Sean McClelland (Scenic), Rick Pena (Costumes), Lance Blank (Lighting), Danny Butler (Sound)

Performing at: West Boca Performing Arts Theatre, 12811 West Glades Rd. Boca Raton, FL 33498 (3.5 Miles West of 441 On the Campus of West Boca High School)

Performance Schedule: Oct 16 – Nov 2, 2014: Thursdays – Saturdays at 8pm. Sundays at 5pm.

Ticket Price (Reserved Seating): $38
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