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:
We learned what Dolly Parton smells like.
- We swooned over teen idols on the Great White Way.
- We relived Meryl Streep’s Broadway debut.
- We got tips on how to Sleep No More.
- We learned how to sing Sondheim in Hebrew.
Finally (self-promotion warning), I’m currently in Evanston, IL doing a reading of my musical Triangle with the crazy talented students at Northwestern University and the American Musical Theater Project. If you’re in the Chicagoland area this weekend, reserve seat for free performances tonight and Sunday afternoon. Come join us and get a rare chance to see how a new show gets put together!