Adapted from the Stephen King novel, Carrie features some pretty dark, twisted stuff: locker-room menstruation, buckets of pig blood and scary telekinetic powers that bring about death and destruction. The Brian De Palma film version starring Sissy Spacek was a critical success; the 1988 musical was the biggest flop in Broadway history. Apparently this latest musical version is better; the 2012 off-Broadway revival replaced songs in an attempt to reduce the camp factor. In this run at NRACT, you can judge for yourself how successful these revisions were. Just remember, it's not easy bringing gravitas to a horror musical.
—Emma D. Miller