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The Ringwald Theatre is no stranger to the world of parody. And this October will prove to be no different as the merry pranksters open their latest production - a musical, no less - ARE YOU THERE GOD? IT’S ME, CARRIE. Written by Lisa Melinn and Dyan Bailey, ARE YOU THERE GOD? IT’S ME, CARRIE combines the best elements of a Judy Blume novel with the creepiness of Stephen King.
It’s the 1970s, and pre-teen Carrie White and her religious nut of a mother have just moved to an idyllic New Jersey suburb. There she is befriended by a group of girls and together they form The PTS’s (Pre-Teen Sensations) where they talk about boys and wait impatiently for their periods to arrive. But we all know that Carrie White and blood don’t mix. As the girls gear up for the big school party, will everything go off without a hitch? Don’t bet on it!
Featuring a jukebox full of 70s pop songs, ARE YOU THERE GOD? IT’S ME, CARRIE promises to be a bloody good time (sorry, we couldn’t resist)!
Featured in the cast are Meredith Deighton (Carrie), Lauren Bickers (Mrs. White), Brittany Michael (Nancy), DeAnnah Kleitz-Singleton (Gretchen), Katy Schoetzow (Janie), Dyan Bailey (Laura Denker), and Joel Hunter (All the Men).
Dyan Bailey will direct with choreography by Katy Schoetzow. Set design by Gwen Lindsay, costume design by Lisa Melinn, and lighting design by Brandy Joe Plambeck.