The Company Theatre to Hold Teen Auditions for Carrie the Musical

ghoststories-285x160The Academy of The Company Theatre (ACT) Teen Conservatory announces auditions for teen actors ages 14 to 19 for their upcoming production of Carrie the Musical, book by Lawrence D. Cohen, music by Michael Gore, lyrics by Dean Pitchford, based on the novel by Stephen King.  Auditions will be held Wednesday, September 28 and Thursday, September 29 from 3:45 to 6 pm at The Company Theatre Center for the Arts, 30 Accord Park Drive, Norwell.  The production is directed by Jordie Saucerman with choreography by Sally Forrest and music direction by Steve Shannon.  A headshot is helpful but not required. Actors should plan to attend both days of auditions, attendance does not ensure casting.

Based on Stephen King’s bestselling novel, the musical of Carrie hasn’t been seen since its legendary 1988 Broadway production.  Now, the show’s original authors have joined with director Stafford Arima and MCC Theater for a newly reworked and fully re-imagined vision of this gripping tale.

In the small town of Chamberlain, Maine, 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…

Performances of Carrie the Musical will be held January 20 through 22. Tickets are $18 for adults, $16 for students.

Rehearsals are held from 3:30 to 6:00 p.m. on Mondays and Wednesdays during the production season.  Attendance is required the entire week during tech week.  Tuition for the classes and production is $385 per student, due after the casting announcement, some scholarships are available.  A $20 audition fee is applied to the tuition of those that are cast. The audition fee and completed emergency form must accompany audition candidates, available at www.companytheatre.com/emergencyform.pdf.

ACT was founded in 1987 by Zoe Bradford, Michael Joseph and Jordie Saucerman, with a mission to discover the creative spirit in each child in an enjoyable and challenging atmosphere and to build self-confidence through the experience of the arts.

For more information about auditions, or to address any concerns over content, please call the box office at 781-871-2787 or email Sally at sally@companytheatre.com. For more information about ACT or The Company Theatre, please visit www.companytheatre.com, or follow The Company Theatre Center for the Arts on Facebook.