So, while I made it out with a name that only makes people think about Taylor Swift and that one Jack Johnson song about a prostitute, I can finally go and see what was almost my fate unfold in real time, right before my eyes. This Halloween, Fighting Chance Productions is giving us our very first opportunity to see Carrie: The Musical this side of the border. In a town where you can see five different productions of Annie or Oklahoma in a year, FCP has always given a breath of fresh air with exciting new musicals and brave and different productions - and artistic director, Ryan Mooney, has done it again by spearheading the Canadian premier of Carrie.
Director Ryan Mooney discusses the process of putting together Carrie:The Musical
There has been an incredible amount of excitement around this production, landing the local company articles on both Broadway World and Playbill.com, as well as a few others. I can only imagine that it would be thrilling for the cast and crew to be a part of something so new and anticipated, but it is especially exciting as a Vancouver audience member to have the opportunity to witness the premier of a show like this in our city. And not only that, but this is looking like it is going to be a fantastic production...the star of the show, Ranae Miller, donned the ever-fashionable pig blood look for the show's promo photos.
|Ranae Miller as "Carrie White"|
Carrie: The Musical opens this week on Wednesday, October 8th, at the Jericho Arts Centre and you can get your tickets here.