Dominion Stage Opens its 66th Season with ‘Carrie The Musical’ October 23-November 7th by Katerina Figurski

Dominion Stage will open its 66th season with Carrie The Musical Performances will be held October 23-24, 30-31, and November 5-7, 2015. This will be Dominion Stage’s debut on the Theatre Two stage at the Gunston Arts Center -2700 South Lang Street, in Arlington, VA.

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Tickets are $25 and can be purchased in advance online, or with cash or credit card at the door.

Based on Stephen King’s first bestseller, Carrie has been completely reworked from the original 1988 Broadway production, including a revised book by Lawrence D. Cohen (screenwriter for the hit film version) , lyrics by Academy Award winner Dean Pitchford (Fame, Footloose), and music by Academy Award winner Michael Gore (Fame, Terms of Endearment).

This modern, rock-opera musical tells the haunting tale of Carrie White – the ultimate misfit on the cusp of puberty. Relentlessly bullied by the in-crowd at school and abused by her fanatical Christian mother at home, Carrie is lonely and tormented before discovering she has a shocking secret power. When a prank at her high school prom goes horribly wrong, not even Carrie is prepared for the terrifying power that her anger will unleash.

The cast includes: Katie Puschel (Vienna), as Carrie White; Claudia Love Petty (Fairfax), as Margaret White; Ashley Zielinski (Silver Spring, MD), as Sue Snell; Rachel Barlaam (Washington, D.C.), as Chris Hargensen; Emily “EJ” Jonas (Alexandria) as Miss Gardner; Taylor Witt (Fairfax) as Tommy Ross; Will Shingler (Alexandria) as Billy Nolan; and Chris Rios (Woodbridge) as Mr. Stephens.

Additional cast members include: Kim Braswell (Alexandria); Morgan DeHart (McLean); Stella Maria Giapitzeli (Arlington); Chris Galindo (Woodbridge); Becca Harney (Montclair); Alex Lew (Woodbridge);Katie Mallory (Washington, D.C.); and Aaron Verchot-Ware (Dumfries).

Produced by Jessie Roberts (Great Falls), Carrie will be directed by Matthew Randall (Alexandria) with musical direction by Walter “Bobby” McCoy (Manassas). The team will be joined by Patrick M. Doneghy (Alexandria) as choreographer and Colleen Stock (Manassas) as stage manager.

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Dominion Stage is an all-volunteer community theater organization whose mission is to enrich the local community through open participation and thought provoking creative productions. Performing for over 60 years; the company is committed to providing a distinctive quality entertaining experience at a value price. Supported in part by the Arlington Cultural Affairs Division of Arlington Economic Development and the Arlington Commission for the Arts, Dominion Stage is based in Arlington, Virginia.

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