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Musical Theatre of Anthem Presents Carrie, the Musical 

Anthem, Ariz. August 5, 2013 – Musical Theatre of Anthem (MTA) announces performances for Carrie, the Musical, featuring an electrifying pop-rock score about a bullied teenager with telekinetic powers who takes revenge on prom night. Based on Stephen King’s 1974 novel first premiered on Broadway in 1988, this new re-invented production is written by the composers of Footloose and Fame. The award-winning cast of teens and adults brings Carrie to the stage, for the first time in Arizona, September 5-8. Cast members hail from around the Valley, and adults in supporting roles have professional experience. This show is rated PG-13 due to adult themes and language. 

“In an age where bullying is more prominent than ever, MTA is producing this edgy musical to raise awareness of this problem in hopes that people might make a change for the better,” said Jackie Hammond, MTA’s Producing Artistic Director. The production staff includes Director Adam Vargas, Co-Director and Choreographer Shawna Weitekamp, and Music Director Cris Wo.

“It is very exciting that MTA is taking a chance on Stephen King's classic story of Carrie which still proves to be socially relevant today,” said Director Adam Vargas. “There is something about this story that has fascinated many people. Starting in1974 with the novel, the story has garnered the original movie and 2 movie remakes (one that will be released this October), one movie sequel, the original Broadway musical, and the re-worked and re-imagined off-Broadway revival with a strong focus on the dangers of bullying that MTA is mounting. "Carrie" just can't be buried and needs her story told. Hopefully it will reach generations to come and pose the question "What does it cost to be kind?”

Performances take place on September 5, 6 and 7 at 7:00 p.m. and Sept. 7 and 8 at 3:00 p.m. at MTA’s theatre performance space at 42323 N. Vision Way, Bldg. 2, Anthem, AZ 85086. Tickets may be purchased online at Adult tickets are $18 and Students, Seniors and Children 12 and under are $15.

About MTA
Musical Theatre of Anthem (MTA) is an award-winning, non-profit theater company located in Anthem, Arizona. The mission of MTA is to develop youth and adults within the field of performing arts while enhancing their intrinsic creativity and brokering their vast talents. MTA trains and educates youth so that they can become the artists, patrons, and leaders of tomorrow while providing opportunities to adults that empower them and foster their creativity. MTA’s principles include casting all who audition in select productions, presenting high quality shows that everyone can enjoy, and providing a positive environment where performers can practice teamwork and communication skills while experiencing the pride of accomplishment.



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