Alumni Production – Carrie
Carrie the Musical launched our Alumni Production Program to great success and was also the first major production staged by Atwea since purchasing The CAS in late 2017.
Directed by 2017 CUA50213 Diploma of Musical Theatre graduate, Kimberley Dingle and Musical Direction by 2017 CUA30213 Certificate III in Community Dance, Theatre and Events graduate, Eden Dennis, the production featured a cast of 20 performers made up of current students of our VET in Schools Creative Arts program and community members. This program allows graduates of our accredited programs to refine their industry skills and develop more experience as autonomous professionals.
This production marked the first time that Carrie has been presented in Newcastle. Performing to over 400 audience members, the production was well received, and audience members were impressed by how the production made use of the space.
The authors of the work in New York showed their support by sending the following note:
“The authors of CARRIE here in the States just wanted to reach out and wish you and your entire gang at Atwea College our best wishes for a fantastic opening night and successful run this week.
Australia has long held a particularly fond spot in our hearts — in addition to being one of our very favourite places in the world, it’s also been the home of several excellent CARRIE productions.
In working on our show, you’ve no doubt come to realize that CARRIE is a musical that poses many challenges, but that it’s also a show that, in the right hands, offers just as many rewards.
It’s our heartfelt hope that you and your team find it a memorable, meaningful and personally gratifying experience — both in theatre and life!
Cheers from your friends and CARRIE family in America!
Larry (Lawrence D.) Cohen, Michael Gore and Dean Pitchford”
- CARRIE WHITE – Sabine Cook
- MARGARET WHITE – Megan Williams
- SUE SNELL – Bonnie McPeak
- TOMMY ROSS – Benjamin Richards
- CHRIS HARGENSEN – Grace Alston
- BILLY NOLAN – Sam Hawkins
- MISS GARDNER – Kate Brown
- MR STEPHENS/REVEREND BLISS – Daniel Drayton
- GEORGE- Luke Barker
- FREDDY- Wesley McGrath
- STOKES – Dakota Dunlap
- FRIEDA – Abbey Dennis
- HELEN – Savannah Geddes
- NORMA – Jasmine Phipps
- Jessica Morgan, Laura Valentine, Jade Shearman, Georgia Vaughan,
Shanaya Budden, Laura McKay