A Bloody Shame

High school is hard. Between the hormones, the peer pressure and the homework, it’s a miracle anyone survives. Now throw some uncontrolled telekinesis into that teen angst, set the whole thing to music, and you’ve got Carrie: The Musical, the latest horror classic to make the transition to the stage. Updated for the modern day and set to a catchy score, this adaptation of Stephen King’s tale of puberty, religious repression and the brutality that teens visit on one another leaves all the scares intact.

“I’m a big Stephen King fan, and a fan of the original book and movie,” says Equinox Theatre director Colin Roybal. “There are some moments of sheer musical fun, but overall, it’s true to the original horror novel.”

Even better for horror fans, Roybal promises that any changes only amp up the original’s bloodbath of an ending. “The destruction that happens is very much reimagined and becomes even more horrific in our production,” he says. “It integrates a lot of technical elements and an amazing cast of actors who are able to really terrify the audience.”

The play opens tonight at 7:30 p.m. at the Bug Theatre, 3654 Navajo Street, and runs Fridays and Saturday nights through November 30. For tickets, $20, and information, visit equinoxtheatredenver.com.
Fri., Nov. 8, 7:30 p.m., 2013