(Top to Bottom) Brooke Aston as Margaret White and Madeline Ellingson as Carrie White Photo by Alvin Chiu.
Written by Alina Mae Wilson
In what is possibly the most logical decision a theatre department made this month, Cal State Fullerton has elected to put on Carrie the Musical. With Halloween just around the corner it’s nice to have a spooky show to watch, and it’s even nicer to see a musical with some gore to shepherd in the holiday. Stephen King’s 1974 novel Carrie has served as the inspiration for three films (and a horrible sequel), and the picture of a girl drenched in blood is so iconic most people recall the image if not the actual story it originates from. After a spectacular failure as a production on Broadway, many people thought Carrie the Musical was over for good until the Off-Broadway revival took a hatchet the original score and script. Now Carrie the Musical is back with a vengeance, and Cal State Fullerton is bringing us their version of the telekinetic teen. Of all the “scary” shows I have seen this is definitely one of the better ones. Continue Reading