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CARRIE the Musical

The Regals Musical Society is bringing the cult classic CARRIE the Musical to Rockdale Town Hall for a limited engagement in June.

Based on Stephen King’s first novel, CARRIE tells the story of a teenage misfit who is bullied by the popular crowd in school and at the mercy of her loving but cruelly over-protective mother at home. Things change, however, when Carrie discovers she has a special power, and prom night becomes “A Night We’ll Never Forget.” This story, now 49 years old, has become ingrained in popular culture through 3 movies adaptations, a move sequel, and even a special musical episode of the TV Show Riverdale.

The musical itself has become legendary after closing after only 5 performances on Broadway in the 1980s due to its exorbitant costs. The writers (Lawrence D. Cohen-screenwriter of the 1976 film version, Michael Gore and Dean Pitchford—writers of “Fame”) then refused hundreds of requests to stage the musical. Interest and demand finally convinced the authors to revisit the piece, and in 2012, an updated version hit Off-Broadway.

This is the version that will be presented from June 9-18 starring Sydney theatre mainstays Ebony Cooper and Michele Lansdown as Carrie White and her mother Margaret. The intense scenes and duets where these two dynamic actors face off will leave the audience with chills.

Other scenes introduce us to Carrie’s classmates and teachers. Well-intentioned Sue and Tommy accidentally kick off the chain of events that finds Carrie attending the senior prom, while vindictive Chris and her boyfriend, Billy, lead the bullying and plot the brutal act that will to the dramatic finale.

The brilliant cast is led by director Jason Oxenham, musical director Thomas McCorquodale, and choreographer Lauren Butler. Their vision will bring both the truth and the magic of this powerful story to the stage.


16 June, 2023
7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
$39 – $49


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Rockdale Town Hall
448 Princes Hwy
Rockdale, NSW 2216 Australia
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