Carrie: The Musical at Hartwick College

Hartwick Theatre To Present “Carrie: The Musical”

April 2, 2014

The Hartwick College Theatre Department, with participation from students spanning across a wide variety of academic disciplines, will soon perform Carrie: The Musical. Based on Stephen King's bestselling novel, Carrie, the Musical features a book by Lawrence D. Cohen (screenwriter of the classic film) , music by Academy Award winner Michael Gore (Fame, Terms of Endearment), and lyrics by Academy Award winner Dean Pitchford (Fame, Footloose).  Performance rights for the musical were granted by the Rogers and Hammerstein production library.

The musical will run from April 17 - 19, and again from April 24 - 26 in Slade Theatre, Yager Hall on the College campus. Each of the aforementioned shows will begin at 8 p.m. with the house opening at 7:30 p.m. The performance is $5 for students, Hartwick faculty and staff (with valid student/Hartwick ID) and $10 for the general public.

Cast members for Carrie: The Musical include:

  • Alyssa Lundberg '16 as Carrie White
  • Danielle Weaver '15 as Margaret White
  • Sarah Walsh '15 as Sue Snell
  • Kent Benwell '17 as Tommy
  • Emma Jorgensen '15 as Chris
  • Nathan Skethway '16 as Billy Nolan
  • Megan Lisnak '15 as Frieda
  • Alyssa Ralph '17 as Amy and Female Voice
  • Greg Hunter '17 as Mr. Stephens
  • Alex Austein '17 as Freddy
  • Sarah Fairbairn '16 as Sarah
  • James Canal '16 as Male Voice and George
  • Cosima Compton '16 as Miss Gardner
  • Lindsey Partelow '17 also as Miss Gardner
  • Taylor Morin '17 as Helen 
  • Tabatha Hartshorn '16 as Blair Avalon 
  • Riley Phillips '17 as Norma
  • Corey Buckley '16 as Stokes

Crew members for the performance will include:

  • Assistant Professor of Theatre Arts Malissa Kano-White as the Director
  • Professor of Theatre Arts Ken Golden as the Set Designer
  • Lecturer in Theatre Arts Gary Burlew as the Lighting Designer and the Tech Director
  • Joey Haws '09 as the Costume Designer
  • Lecturer in Music Fideliz Chavez '12 as the Music Director
  • Deanna Kremziere '15 as Sound Designer and Operator
  • Megan Steely '16 as Backstage Crew
  • Brittany Newland '14 as Assistant Set Designer
  • Joanna Carber '16 as the Stage Manager
  • Brian Cook '16 as Assistant Stage Manager and Assistant Costume Designer
  • James Behret '15 as the Assistant Music Director
  • Kayleigh Zapf '15 as Assistant Lighting Designer
  • Paul Patinka '15 as Vocal Coach

To make reservations and/or to purchase tickets, call 607-431-4227. For additional information on the performance, contact Theater Department Academic Intern Michael Seeber '13 at

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Hartwick College is a private liberal arts and sciences college of 1,500 students, located in Oneonta, NY, in the northern foothills of the Catskill Mountains. Hartwick's expansive curriculum emphasizes an experiential approach to the liberal arts. Through personalized teaching, collaborative research, a distinctive January Term, a wide range of internships, and vast study-abroad opportunities, Hartwick ensures that students are prepared for not just their first jobs, but for the world ahead. A Three-Year Bachelor's Degree Program and strong financial aid and scholarship offerings keep a Hartwick education affordable.

Contact: Valerie Capullo
Phone: 607-431-4031