The authors have continually reworked their property, a legendary failure on Broadway in 1988, and though the telekinetic heroine and her religiose mother have the most inspired writing, the surrounding numbers and modern-lingo libretto tweaks are largely serviceable and integrated. They sustain this tale of a high school outcast who can move things mentally, which leads to catastrophe at the senior prom.
Director Brady Schwind, choreographer Lee Martino, musical director Brian P. Kennedy and the heroic designers maintain their mind-boggling standard, further elevating the content.
FOR THE RECORD:
"Carrie" review: In the Oct. 15 Calendar section, the caption for a photo accompanying a review of the musical "Carrie," transposed the identities of actresses Emily Lopez and Misty Cotton. Lopez (who plays Carrie) is at left, and Cotton (who plays Carrie's mother) is at right with arms raised. And an earlier version of this post misstated Brady Schwind's first name as Barry. —
“Carrie: The Musical,” Los Angeles Theatre, 615 S. Broadway, Los Angeles. 8 p.m. Tuesdays through Fridays; 2 and 8 p.m. Saturdays Oct. 24, Nov. 7, Nov. 21; 2 and 6:30 p.m. Sundays. Also 6:30 and 11 p.m. Oct. 17, Oct. 31, Nov. 14. Ends Nov. 22. $40 and up. (888) 596-1027 or www.experiencecarrie.com. Running time: 2 hours, 20 minutes.