Stephen King's masterpiece 'Carrie' gets onstage musical treatment

Rick Pender

A musical version of Stephen King’s creepy novel Carrie about a bullied adolescent girl who unleashes telekinetic vengeance on her persecutors had a rocky Broadway premiere in 1988, when it closed after five performances and was dubbed one of the worst musicals of all time.

That didn’t stop a production team from revising it in 2012, and to everyone’s surprise, it became a hit.

You can decide for yourself since Showbiz Players, a community theater that has a deft touch with modern musicals, is producing it at The Carnegie in Covington. 

Through Sept. 29. $18.50-$20.50. The Carnegie, 1028 Scott Blvd., Covington, Ky., 859-957-1940, .

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