Carrie 2: The Rage (An Unauthorized Musical Parody)

Carrie 2: The Rage (An Unauthorized Musical Parody)

Underscore Theatre Company celebrates the Halloween season with a world premiere of their stage production, Carrie 2: The Rage (An Unauthorized Musical Parody), to launch their 2017-18 season.

Stephen King's iconic 1974 horror story, Carrie, made quite an impression on film audiences when it was adapted to the screen in 1976. Carrie 2: The Rage intertwines rock music with comedy while following the story in the sequel film, The Rage: Carrie 2.

More than a decade after Carrie White burned her high school to the ground with her mind, goth teenager Rachel Lang has her own issues to deal with, and Sue Snell, Carrie's former classmate and Rachel's guidance counselor, must grapple with surprising similarities between the two outcasts before history repeats itself. Framed as a backer's auction for a ridiculously ambitious Broadway production, this irreverent meta-musical pokes fun at the entire “Carrie” canon through a punchy, rock-infused score.

The performances will run October 13th through November 19th, 2017. Special Halloween performance on Tuesday, October 31st at 7:30pm. Located at the Arkham, 4609 N. Clark St., Chicago, IL.

Sam Button-Harrison, Alex Newkirk, Demi Zaino, Britain Gebhardt and Amanda Giles in a publicity image for Underscore Theatre Company’s world premiere musical CARRIE 2: THE RAGE (An Unauthorized Musical Parody). Photo by Alex Higgin-Houser.

Sam Button-Harrison, Alex Newkirk, Demi Zaino, Britain Gebhardt and Amanda Giles in a publicity image for Underscore Theatre Company’s world premiere musical CARRIE 2: THE RAGE (An Unauthorized Musical Parody). Photo by Alex Higgin-Houser.

Book, music, and lyrics by Preston M. Allen. Co-directed by Isaac Loomer and Rachel Elise Johnson with music direction by T.J. Anderson.

(left to right) Amanda Giles, Carissa Gonzalez and Britain Gebhardt in Underscore Theatre Company’s world premiere musical CARRIE 2: THE RAGE (An Unauthorized Musical Parody). Photo by Evan Hanover.

(left to right) Amanda Giles, Carissa Gonzalez and Britain Gebhardt in Underscore Theatre Company’s world premiere musical CARRIE 2: THE RAGE (An Unauthorized Musical Parody). Photo by Evan Hanover.

(left to right) Annie Pfohl, Taylor Snooks and Sam Button-Harrison in Underscore Theatre Company’s world premiere musical CARRIE 2: THE RAGE (An Unauthorized Musical Parody). Photo by Evan Hanover.

(left to right) Annie Pfohl, Taylor Snooks and Sam Button-Harrison in Underscore Theatre Company’s world premiere musical CARRIE 2: THE RAGE (An Unauthorized Musical Parody). Photo by Evan Hanover.

(left to right) Michael Idalski, Britain Gebhardt, Annie Pfohl, Taylor Snooks, Alex Newkirk, Amanda Giles, Carissa Gonzalez, Joe Wesolowski, David Kaplinsky and Sam Button-Harrison in Underscore Theatre Company’s world premiere musical CARRIE 2: THE RAGE (An Unauthorized Musical Parody). Photo by Evan Hanover.

(left to right) Michael Idalski, Britain Gebhardt, Annie Pfohl, Taylor Snooks, Alex Newkirk, Amanda Giles, Carissa Gonzalez, Joe Wesolowski, David Kaplinsky and Sam Button-Harrison in Underscore Theatre Company’s world premiere musical CARRIE 2: THE RAGE (An Unauthorized Musical Parody). Photo by Evan Hanover.

Featuring Demi Zaino as Rachel, Alex Newkirk as Jesse, Britain Gebhardt as Sue Snell, and David Kaplinsky as Producer/Arnie. With Sam Button-Harrison, Amanda Giles, Carissa Gonzalez, Michael Idalski, Annie Pfohl, Taylor Snooks, and Joe Weslowski.

DATES: Friday, October 20th - Sunday, November 19th, 2017.

TICKETS: $20 Sundays & Mondays; $25 Fridays & Saturdays. Tickets can be purchased at underscoretheatre.org.

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The cast of Underscore Theatre Company’s world premiere of CARRIE 2: THE RAGE (An Unauthorized Musical Parody): (top, l to r) Demi Zaino as Rachel, Alex Newkirk as Jesse, Britain Gebhardt as Sue Snell and David Kaplinsky, with Sam Button-Harrison (bottom, l to r) Amanda Giles, Carissa Gonzalez, Michael Idalski, Annie Pfohl, Taylor Snooks and Joe Weslowski.

The cast of Underscore Theatre Company’s world premiere of CARRIE 2: THE RAGE (An Unauthorized Musical Parody): (top, l to r) Demi Zaino as Rachel, Alex Newkirk as Jesse, Britain Gebhardt as Sue Snell and David Kaplinsky, with Sam Button-Harrison (bottom, l to r) Amanda Giles, Carissa Gonzalez, Michael Idalski, Annie Pfohl, Taylor Snooks and Joe Weslowski.

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