OFF-BROADWAY SPRING MAINSTAGE PRODUCTION
Carrie White is a misfit. At school, she's an outcast who'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's just discovered she's got a special power, and if pushed too far, she's not afraid to use it.
Based on Stephen King's bestselling novel, the musical of Carrie had its legendary short run on Broadway in 1988, before being brought back reworked and fully re-imagined off-Broadway in 2012. Set today, in the small town of Chamberlain, Maine, Carrie 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).
*NOTE*: If cast, actors under the age of 18 will need parental consent to participate.
Ages 14 - 22
Auditions will be held on the following two dates. Sign up for an audition slot and see the character breakdowns below:
Friday February 14th 5pm-7:30pm (Ripley-Grier Studios, 520 8th Ave)
Saturday February 15th 3pm-5:30pm (Ripley-Grier Studios, 520 8th Ave)
Callbacks will be held on Sunday February 16th from 12:00pm. You will be notified shortly after your audition if you are requested back for the callbacks. For this, you will need clothes & shoes that you can move in. Callbacks will be done by 5pm at the latest.
Prepare 32 bars (or a short cut) of a musical theater song appropriate for the style of the show. Accompanist provided (bring sheet music). Please bring a second contrasting song in case we want to hear more. Bring a headshot/resume if available.
If you are unable to make it to the in-person auditions, click here for the instructions on how to submit a video audition. Note that the video audition deadline is Friday February 14th.
REHEARSALS AND TECH
Rehearsals are Fridays from 5pm-9pm, Sundays from 12pm-5pm, and some Saturdays from 2pm-6pm in Midtown Manhattan (Ripley-Grier Studios, or other Midtown West rehearsal studios). There will be additional rehearsals and tech in the theater May 18th-21st (Flamboyán Theater).
May 22nd - May 24th
Flamboyán Theater (107 Suffolk Street, New York, NY 10002)
TUITION IF CAST
$825.00 (Payment plans and needs based partial scholarships available)
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ENSEMBLE – With exception of three adult actors, the cast consists of high school seniors living through the intense final weeks leading up to Senior Prom and graduation. The show heavily features the ensemble as the whole world revolves around the school.
CARRIE WHITE – A painfully shy outsider who, in spite of her best efforts to belong, has been the victim of her classmates' cruel jokes since childhood, as well as her mother's strict, biblically-ordained control at home. She transforms from ugly duckling into graceful -- and the vengeful -- swan. Vocally, she must be capable of lyrical sweetness as well as fierce power.
MARGARET WHITE – A woman of visceral extremes, she balances her fervent religious convictions with equally sincere true-believer spirituality and tender, maternal love for Carrie. Like Carrie, with whom she shares several duets, her voice must range from expressive and melodic to ferocious and frightening.
SUE SNELL – A straight-A student who's been popular her entire life, she's remarkably level headed for her age. Her unthinking participation in a cruel act of bullying causes a crisis of conscience that leads her on a journey to try to right things. Vocally, she has a great pop ballad voice that delivers sweet sincerity and strength.
TOMMY ROSS – Popular star athlete, valedictorian, and all around stand-out, he's the boy that all the girls want to be with, and all the boys want to be. Yet he also has unexpected, quirky sensitivity and is just starting to mine his personal life and feelings -- a budding poet. His voice should have an effortless pop quality.
CHRIS HARGENSEN – Rich, spoiled-rotten, and wickedly funny, Chris is a popular beauty whose arrogant self-assurance makes her believe that the rules don't apply to her. She has serious daddy-and-anger-management issues. Her voice is pop-rock percussive and powerful.
BILLY NOLAN – Now in his sixth year in high school, Billy's a good-looking, stupid-like-a-fox bad boy whose wise mouth trouble-making has led him to spend more time in detention than in the classroom. All these qualities make it easy for his girlfriend Chris to manipulate him to do her bidding. His voice is that of a wailing rocker.
MISS GARDNER – Mid-30s, this girls' P.E. teacher can be a strict disciplinarian if necessary, but when Carrie awakens her maternal instinct, she surprises herself by also revealing a protective "fairy godmother" side. Her voice is warm and strong.
MR. STEPHENS – Late-30s, this well-intentioned English teacher and guidance counselor struggles to help his students realize their potential. A dedicated educator, he's stretched thin in his duties, woefully underpaid, and a bit overwhelmed as to how to handle the Billy Nolans of the classroom combat zone.
NORMA – Stuck-up, gossipy and a shameless suck-up to authority, Norma is second-in-command to Chris' queen bee.
FRIEDA – Sue's brainy pal, she's an easy-going, get-along follower and a tireless extracurricular committee volunteer.
HELEN – Giggly and easily shocked, her immaturity and need to belong make her the perfect example of the herd mentality.
GEORGE – Tommy's jock wingman since childhood, George idolizes him. Perhaps a little too much...
STOKES – A bit of a nerd, he's happy to be included as one of Tommy's posse.
FREDDY – The wise-cracking class clown and official yearbook photographer, he can't believe any girl would ever give him the time of day.