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Carrie White: The Musical*, by Sean Daniels, George Faughnan (adapted), Joel Abbott (Music)
5+
Sunday, June 30, 2002
5.0
I was really impressed with this show. I don’t understand why so many people are focusing on George Faughnan when the rest of the ensemble was terrific too. Doyle Reynolds was the perfect foil for George throughout – but especially in that amazing last scene. Z Gillespie’s singing and dancing was a wonderful surprise. (The dancing scene he did with Carrie was delightful and his duets were wonderful!) "The Girls" were the bitchy teenagers we all knew as kids. I thought the whole cast was really first rate!

I could tell that the audience had never seen anything like Carrie White the Musical before and at first didn’t know how to react. When Carrie sang the first song I wasn’t sure if it was supposed to be funny or not. Then I realized that he was playing it straight and it all began to make sense. (That song was hauntingly beautiful, by the way). It takes time for people to understand something new and different. Once I “got it” there were moments that were pure theatre magic.

The songs were in keeping with the play – funny - yet serious at the same time. Each song was entirely different and interesting. I especially enjoyed the over-the-top pig scene, but then I thought the classroom scene was hilarious too. There were times when I couldn’t hear the words to the songs, but I think it had as much to do with the laughter in the audience as it did with the musicians. The songs were so clever that I wanted to hear each word. Maybe they need to put a microphone on the stage for the singers?

This play takes theatre in Atlanta to another level.

I say they deserve a 5+!

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