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2023-24 ?Carrie: The Musical' Join us for “Carrie: The Musical,” an electrifying stage adaptation of Steven King’s iconic novel.


Oct. 5-7 | 7:30 p.m.

Taking place in the Wartburg Theatre, this thrilling production promises to captivate audiences with powerful performances and haunting melodies.

“Carrie: The Musical” takes audiences on a roller-coaster ride through the tumultuous life of Carrie White, a high school outcast with a mysterious gift. As she grapples with the challenges of adolescence, she discovers the true extent of her extraordinary powers. Set in a small-town high school, this production delves into complex themes of bullying, empowerment, and the consequences of unbridled rage. This musical perfectly fuses together horror and musical magic to bring this story to life. Join us for an unforgettable experience that will push the boundaries of musical theatre. Prepare to be moved, thrilled, and utterly captivated.

Stephen King is one of the most prolific and acclaimed authors of our time. His novels, including “Carrie” have become cultural touchstones, captivating readers around the world with their compelling characters and chilling narratives. Directors Martin McClendon and Matthew Hougland are both accomplished directors known for their recent collaboration on “Legally Blonde.” With a keen eye for detail and a passion for storytelling, Prof. McClendon and Prof. Hougland together bring a unique vision to this production.


Carthage students, faculty, and staff receive complimentary tickets for this event. All complimentary tickets must be redeemed in person with a Carthage photo I.D. at the Box Office.

Adults — $14
Seniors (55+) — $10
Students — $8

To purchase tickets, please visit our online ticketing page available 24/7 or call the Fine Arts Box Office at 262-551-6661 from noon to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Friday.

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Disclosure Statement: This production will use strobes, haze and smoke. “Carrie” is recommended for audiences 13+. “Carrie” contains discussion of intimacy, kissing, menstrual cycles, pro- and anti-religious ideals, bullying, murder, and physical abuse. It contains graphic images of blood and violence.

Sponsoring Department, Office, or Organization:

Visual and Performing Arts Department

For more information, contact:

Matthew Hougland: