MCLA Harlequin Musical Theatre Club to Present “Carrie”

NORTH ADAMS, Mass. — Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts’ (MCLA) Harlequin Musical Theatre Club will present their production of “Carrie: The Musical” this Thursday through Saturday, March 26-28, at 8 p.m. in the Venable Hall theater at MCLA. In addition, a matinee performance will take place at 2 p.m. on Saturday.

Based on the novel, “Carrie,” by Stephen King, “Carrie: The Musical” is by Dean Pitchford, Lawrence D. Cohen and Michael Gore.

“Carrie: The Musical” tells the story of Carrie White, a misfit and an outcast who is bullied by the popular crowd in her high school, and is virtually invisible to everyone else. At home, she’s at the mercy of her loving, but cruelly over-protective, mother. However, Carrie discovers she’s got a special power, and if pushed too far, she’s not afraid to use it.

“Carrie: The Musical” is directed by Benjamin Baylon. Courtney McLaren is the assistant director, and Mikaelle Olivier is the executive producer.

The cast includes Victoria Fernandez as Carrie White, Lauren Breitfelder as Margret White, Brianna McDermott as Sue Snell, Shaun Leblanc as Tommy Ross, Danielle Delamater as Chris Hargensen, Conner Noblit as Billy Nolan, Crysta Cheverie as Ms. Gardner and Gregory Wilson as Mr. Stephens, with ensemble members Ella Lafontant, Nicole Hastry, Erin D’Entremont, Rosa Oliveras, Maxwell Teplansky and Zachary Page.

The technical team, under the guidance of Technical Director Andrew Hoar, Scenic Designer Josiah Durham and his assistant, Veronica Gibson, includes Matthew Tanski (paint/scenic design), Hailey Richards (carpentry), Emilie Campbell (props mistress), Nick Tardive and Brendan Carmichael (sound) and Lance Ruggerio and Kylie Clancy (lighting). The costume team includes Lauren Breitfelder and Brigid Downe. The production stage manager is Kathleen Sansone, with assistant Libby Ryan-Small.

This show contains graphic and mature content.

Tickets are $1 for students, $5 general admission, and may be reserved at harlequincarrie@gmail.com. All proceeds from this production will benefit KidsAct! at the Barrington Stage Company.

Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts (MCLA) is the Commonwealth’s public liberal arts college and a campus of the Massachusetts state university system. MCLA promotes excellence in learning and teaching, innovative scholarship, intellectual creativity, public service, applied knowledge, and active and responsible citizenship. MCLA graduates are prepared to be practical problem solvers and engaged, resilient global citizens.

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