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FOR ADULT ACTORS
AGES 18+

SHOW SYNOPSIS

In this revamped, contemporary version of the famous (and infamous) 1988 production, Carrie: The Musical follows a young woman with telekinetic powers. An outcast at school, where she is bullied viciously for her differences, Carrie is also lost at home, with a fervently religious mother whose love traps her in its maw. When PE teacher Miss Gardner, kind classmate Sue Snell, and boyfriend Tommy Ross reach out to try and help Carrie, it seems that for once, Carrie might have a shot at being accepted. But Chris Hargensen, the class’s most vicious bully, has other ideas. Pushed to the brink, Carrie’s powers threaten to overwhelm her, and devour everyone around her in flame.

AUDITION INFORMATION

Initial submissions rolling until August 29, 2023.
To submit your initial submission we ask that you complete our form below providing us with some information and performance footage so we can get an understanding of your voice and personality.
Submission videos can be from the show, but they do not have to be. Anything in the style of the show is fine!
Please keep all videos under two minutes. 

Callbacks will be IN-PERSON on August 30, 2023.

 

 

REHEARSAL INFORMATION

Actors will be provided with individual vocal tracks for the specific role they are playing to learn on their own time. We are looking for actors who learn fast, are excellent at harmonies, have strong voices and superb acting skills, but more importantly-can laugh at themselves and love to joke around while working. 

 

Rehearsals will take place on the following days: 

THURSDAY, AUGUST 31, 2023 (Zoom Meeting)

SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 3, 2023 (11AM EST- 7PM EST)
MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 4, 2023 (7:30 PM-10 PM)

SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 10, 2023 (11AM EST- 7PM EST)
MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 11, 2023 (7:30 PM-10 PM)

SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 17, 2023 (11AM EST- 7PM EST)
MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 18, 2023 (7:30 PM-10 PM)

SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 24, 2023 (11AM - 7PM)
MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 25, 2023 (7:30 PM-10 PM)

SUNDAY, OCTOBER 1, 2023 (TECH)

FRIDAY, OCTOBER 6 (TECH)

*Rehearsals exceeding 6 hours will break for lunch*

*Everyone will not be needed for the entire rehearsal time*
*Rehearsals will take place at Body Language Theatre Arts & Dance Center AND The Merrick Theatre*

SHOW INFORMATION

Shows will take place at The Merrick Theatre & The Center for The Arts on October 7 & 8, 2023- Times TBA.
We are sending an invite to over 200 Talent Agents to see this production in addition to an audience of family and friends.

COMPENSATION
Non-Paid. Copy & Credit will be provided. 

SEEKING

CARRIE WHITE

Character identifies as female. To play 17. Painfully shy outsider who, in spite of her best efforts to belong, has been a victim of her classmates’ cruel jokes since childhood, as well as her mother’s strict, biblically ordained control at home; transforms from ugly duckling into graceful, and then vengeful, swan; vocally, she must be capable of lyrical sweetness as well as fierce power.

 

MARGARET WHITE

Character identifies as female. To play 30s-50s. Woman of visceral extremes; balances her fervent religious convictions with equally sincere true-believer spirituality and tender, maternal love for Carrie; in the end, she proves to be a religious extremist; like Carrie, with whom she shares several duets, her voice must range from expressive and melodic to ferocious and frightening.

 

SUE SNELL

Character identifies as female. To play 17. A popular overachieving student. Her unthinking participation in a cruel act of bullying causes a crisis of conscience that leads her on a complicated emotional and psychological journey to make amends. Smart with just a touch of shrewd edge. The play is told through her memory. Vocally, she has a pop ballad voice that delivers sincerity and strength.

 

TOMMY ROSS

Character identifies as male. To play 18. Handsome, popular star athlete, and all-around standout. Yet he also has unexpected, quirky sensitivity and is just starting to mine his personal life and feelings – a budding poet. Vocally, he has an effortless pop quality and can mix his top notes with ease.

 

CHRIS HARGENSEN

Character identifies as female. To play 17-18. Rich, spoiled, and dangerous. Loaded with sexual dynamite, and serious daddy and anger management issues. Her voice is pop/rock percussive: rangy and powerful. Must be an equally strong dancer. Implied sexual content.

 

BILLY NOLAN

Character identifies as male. To play 18-20. Now in his 6th year of high school, he is a sexy, stupid-like-a-fox bad boy whose wise mouth troublemaking has led him to spend more time in detention than in class. Chris manipulates him to do her bidding. His voice is a wailing rocker. Implied sexual content.

MISS GARDNER

Character identifies as female. To play early 30s. The girls Physical Education teacher. Can be disciplinarian when the situation calls for it, but also a warm fairy godmother figure to Carrie. Goes from angrily wanting to take Carrie and shaking her in the shower to protective and encouraging Carrie to dream only to find herself in a situation that's way over her head. Must have a warm voice with a solid mezzo belt.

 

MR. STEPHENS/REVEREND BLISS

Character identifies as male. To play 30s-50s. A well intentioned English teacher and guidance counselor who struggles to help students realize their potential. He also will double as other parts vocally, offstage (i.e., Detective, Pastor). Good baritone vocals.

 

NORMA

Character identifies as female. To play 17-18. Gossipy and suck-up to authority, Norma is second in command to Chris' queen bee. Fantastic pop/rock and contemporary musical theatre voice.

 

FRIEDA

Character identifies as female. To play 17-18. Sue's brainy pal, she's an easy going, get-along follower and a tireless extracurricular committee volunteer. Fantastic pop/rock and contemporary musical theatre voice.

 

HELEN

Character identifies as female. To play 17-18. Giggly and easily shocked, her immaturity and need to belong make her the perfect example of the herd mentality. Fantastic pop/rock and contemporary musical theatre voice. Top harmony.

 

FREDDY

Character identifies as male. To play 17-18. The wise-cracking class clown and official yearbook photographer, he can't believe any girl would give him the time of day. Fantastic pop/rock and contemporary musical theatre voice.

 

GEORGE

Character identifies as male. To play 17-18. Tommy's jock wingman since childhood. George idolizes him. Perhaps a little too much... Fantastic pop/rock and contemporary musical theatre voice.

 

STOKES

Character identifies as male. To play 17-18. A bit of a nerd, he's happy to be included as one of Tommy's posse. Fantastic pop/rock and contemporary musical theatre voice.

For any questions regarding this production, please email casting@raffaeleproductions.com

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