Citizens of the Carrie Nation, the time has come to take action!
Set your alarms for Monday, October 3 at 10am; that’s when general public tickets go on sale for the MCC reimagining of Carrie, everyone’s favorite pig’s blood cocktail of teen angst, telekinesis and toe-tapping tunes. Officially set to open March 1, 2012, the thoroughly re-worked version of the infamous Broadway flop (adapted from the Stephen King novel) will feature new songs and a cast headed by the powerhouse Marin Mazzie (Ragtime) and Molly Ranson (Jerusalem).
Individual tickets are $89 but there’s a special deal that looks better to me. For only $10 more, MCC is offering a two-play subscription that includes tickets to Carrie and Wild Animals You Should Know, a new play featuring the equally smashing Alice Ripley (Next to Normal) and Patrick Breen (Next Fall). Toss in the fact that a summary of the play (teenage boys, erotic games, Dad on scouting trip) makes it sound like a particularly memorable dream I had in high school, I think the double header is the way to go.
But before Carrie tickets kick off October in spooktacular style, let’s take a quick look back at what we discovered in September: