I can't say as I think much of the new “Carrie” movie. Besides being a strange choice to be director, Kimberly Pierce just doesn't seem to know what she wants to do with Stephen King's story. It's pretty much the same thing that Brian De Palma put on the big screen some 37 years ago, only without any of the interesting visuals that make De Palma a master filmmaker.
Still, my criticism doesn't apply to “Carrie the Musical,” a show that will play tonight and Thursday at the Bing Crosby Theater. Produced by Lilac City Performing Arts, the show features music by Michael Gore, book by Lawrence D. Cohen, lyrics by Dean Pitchford, music direction by David Hill and is directed by Justin M. Schlabach.
Musicals are a whole different animal. Not better, necessarily. But certainly different. For ticket information, click here.