Photo + Video By Dalton Patton
When you head to Carrie: The Musical this weekend, leave your expectations in the lobby. The story of Carrie White is a well known one, but SpeakEasy Stage Company’s production of the telekinetic prom queen has a life of its own and any hopes you may have for it being a reincarnation of De Palma’s film will be unfulfilled. And that is not a bad thing. Stage and film are two different beasts, they shouldn’t be held up to each other in a side by side comparison. But there is one moment of the musical that nearly matches the movie: the prom scene blood bath. And that’s a good thing.
We here at DigBoston are a curious crew, so we thought we’d investigate how the skilled stagehands at SpeakEasy hit the bloody mark each night without the tricks and special effects allowed in film. You know, for your education and enjoyment. And my embarrassment.
As for your expectations for this video … well, I’m no actress.
SPEAKEASY STAGE COMPANY PRESENTS CARRIE: THE MUSICAL. CALDERWOOD PAVILION, 527 TREMONT ST., BOSTON. NOW THROUGH SAT 6.7. MULTIPLE SHOWTIMES/$60, $25 BELOW AGE 25. SPEAKEASYSTAGE.COM