University Players to Perform Carrie the Musical

    Cast members for The University of Scranton Players’ production of “Carrie: the musical” which will run Feb. 28-Mar. 1 and Mar. 6-8, are, from left Rachel Lopez, Hannah Mackes, Katherine Pepe, Samantha Gurn, Matt Valunas, Ben McFadden, Alex Pérez, Cameron Wesley and Adam Hill.
    February 18, 2020

    The University of Scranton Players will present “Carrie: the musical” based on the novel by Stephen King, music by Michael Gore, lyrics by Dean Pitchford, book by Lawrence D. Cohen, and directed by Bob E. Gasper, Feb. 28-March 1 and March 6-8. Friday and Saturday shows are at 8 p.m. Sunday’s shows are at 2 p.m. All performances are in the Royal Theatre in the McDade Center for the Literary and Performing Arts on the University’s campus.

    Carrie White is a misfit. At school, she’s an outcast who’s bullied by the popular crowd and virtually invisible to everyone else. At home, she’s at the mercy of her loving but cruelly over-protective mother. But Carrie’s just discovered she’s got a special power, and if pushed too far, she’s not afraid to use it. Based on Stephen King’s best-selling novel, the musical of Carrie hasn’t been seen since its legendary 1988 Broadway production. Now, the show’s original authors have created a newly reworked and fully re-imagined vision of this gripping tale. Set today, in the small town of Chamberlain, Maine, Carrie features a book by Lawrence D. Cohen (screenwriter of the classic film), music by Academy Award-winner Michael Gore (Fame, Terms of Endearment), and lyrics by Academy Award-winner Dean Pitchford (Fame, Footloose).

    The University Players production of Carrie features: Keenan Beveridge of Warminster; Amy Black of Hop Bottom; Emily DeMouth of Hillsborough, New Jersey; Holly Ference of Jenkins Township; Bridget Fry of Hightstown, New Jersey; Samantha Gurn of Brackney; Adam Hill of Middletown, New Jersey; Erin Horan of Massapequa, New York; Rachel Lopez of Bethel, Connecticut; Hannah Mackes of Tafton; Ben McFadden of Mount Carmel; Katherine Pepe of West Pittston; Alex Pérez of Puerto Rico; Matt Valunas of Dunmore; Andrew Vizzard of Havertown; and Cameron Wesley of Wilkes-Barre.

    Tickets are $10 for general admission and $7 for senior citizens, students and University of Scranton faculty and staff.

    For more information, contact the University Players box office at 570-941-4318 or visit the Players website at or on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

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