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    A tortured school girl may give the school and her mother more than they thought possible in Carrie, the Musical, which Wayward Actors Company will present starting tonight. 

    Carrie, the Musical will take place on June 6, 7, 9, 13, and 14 at 8 p.m. each night. A matinee will show on June 15 at 2 p.m. All performances are at the Mex Theater, located inside the Kentucky Center for the Arts at 501 West Main Street in downtown Louisville.

    Tickets for most of the 13 and over shows are $16 per person. The industry night show, Jun 9, is $11 per person. All tickets can be purchased at the Kentucky Center box office, the Kentucky Center website, or by calling the Kentucky Center at 1-800-775-7777.

    Carrie, the Musical's title character is an isolated, constantly-bullied, young school girl. The popular crowd doesn't want her, and most others ignore her. At home, her overzealous mother makes her life difficult. Yet, Carrie will soon learn of a power she has that could transform her from misfit to something else entirely.

    Michael Gore created the music and, along with Dean Pitchford, the lyrics for Carrie, the Musical, with additional contribution from Lawrence D. Cohen. The production is based on the Stephen King novel.

    For Wayward Actors, Craig Nolan Highley directed the production, which features Rebecca Leigh as Carrie. Other cast members include: Kristy Calman as Margaret, Samantha Weathersby as Sue, Jake Minton as Tommy, Shawnna Ashley Speth as Chris, Andrew Moore as Billy Nolan, Heidt Platt as Miss Gardner, Greg Collier as Mr. Stephens, Karissa Kathryn as Norma, Katie Hay as Frieda, Valerie Canon as Helen, Marcus Todd as George, Gerald Alan Robertson as Stokes, and Taylor Clemons as Freddy.

    More information on the show can be found at the Wayward Actors Facebook page.

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    A near life-long resident of Louisville, Brian has written for since spring 2010. He has also written for various publications and online sites, including the Mount Vernon Democrat and Louisville Catholic Sports. Brian spends most of his free time enjoying the theatre scene, hanging out at the nearest coffee shop, and enjoying life.

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