Now Playing: ‘Carrie the Musical’ takes the stage at NESA
Stephen King’s cult classic Carrie has seen many adaptations over the years. The latest version is performed on stage in the form of a musical and North East School of the Arts (NESA) students are bringing the story to life.
It takes a village to put on a theatrical production at NESA. Students in several NESA majors, from Musical Theater, Technical Theater and Cinema, collaborate on everything from building sets to perfecting video cues with the actors. NESA’s take on Carrie the Musical is unique because it’s incorporating a live projector with images that represent a virtual set during the show.
“I really like the collaboration because to put on a show, especially this big, you need so many different things,” said Sofia Barron, Head of Projections. “We’re using projections for Carrie which is kind of unusual for a musical. We’re going to be basing our cues off of the actor’s dialogue and songs.”
Every set you’ll see on stage was designed and built by students. The costumes help tell the story in Carrie, and Costume Lead Gissell Barmore played a key role in shaping the look of the show, including the iconic prom dress that gets drenched in blood.