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Jill Iverson stars as Carrie White in Carrie The Musical.

Laurie Etchen,

'Carrie the Musical' scares up a new season

  • Article by: GRAYDON ROYCE
  • Star Tribune
  • October 3, 2013 - 3:07 PM

Carrie The Musical

Opening: Minneapolis Musical Theatre is opening its season with this story about an outsider with extraordinary powers. The show is based on the Stephen King novel. MMT’s Steven Meerdink directs the production, with Jill Iverson in the title role. Lori Maxwell, a regular with MMT (“Great American Trailer Park Musical”), plays Carrie’s mother. The musical opened on Broadway in 1988 and it has been “reimagined” in this version with a book by Lawrence Cohen, screenwriter of the 1976 film. Music is by Michael Gore and lyrics by Dean Pitchford. (7:30 p.m. Fri.-Sat. & Thu., 5 p.m. Sun. Ends Oct. 27, New Century Theatre, 615 Hennepin Av. S., City Center, Mpls., $24-$29, 1-800-982-2787 or HennepinTheatreTrust.org, or at the New Century box office.)

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