Carrie the Musical

Pike, Shane & Tuffin, Zoë (2016) Carrie the Musical. [Live Performance (Play)]

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When Carrie the Musical first debuted in 1988 it (in)famously closed eight days later, earning the dubious title of being one of the biggest flops in the history of Broadway. This revived version of the work, the Queensland premiere of the production, presented at the Brisbane Powerhouse in January 2016, was a calculated experiment in the commercialisation of an historical flop into a contemporary success. Through collaboration between some of Brisbane's most promising young creatives, designers, choreographers musicians and performers, this production became one of the Brisbane Powerhouse's most successful shows and gained local, national and international recognition for its achievements. By pushing the boundaries of the most current trends in contemporary Australian directing and performance making, the creative team was able to draw on their innovative capacity as independent theatre makers to turn a once-maligned work into a modern-day financial and critical success.

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ID Code: 94311
Item Type: Creative Work (Live Performance (Play))
Refereed: No
Other Contributors:
Role Contributors
Production Manager, Designer, Developer
  • Shane Pike
  • Zoë Tuffin
Musical Director
  • Dominic Woodhead
  • Dan Venz
Lighting Designer
  • Jason Glenwright
Sound Designer
  • Ben Murray
Set Design
  • Patrick Howe
  • Joe Kelly
Stage Manager
  • Kristen Barros
  • Michael Gore
  • Dean Pitchford
  • Lawrence D Cohen
Based on the novel by
  • Stephen King
Funders: Wax Lyrical Productions, Brisbane Powerhouse
Measurements or Duration: 2h 20mins
Location: From date: To date:
Brisbane Powerhouse 2016-01-20 2016-01-30
Additional URLs:
Keywords: Creative commercialisation, Musical theatre, Performance and commercialisation, Sustainable art
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > STUDIES IN CREATIVE ARTS AND WRITING (190000) > PERFORMING ARTS AND CREATIVE WRITING (190400)
Divisions: Current > Schools > Drama
Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Creative Industries Faculty
Copyright Statement: Copyright in the book, lyrics, music, story, concept and idea remain with the original creators. Copyright for each component that is unique to this Brisbane production remains with each individual creative responsible for the creation of that component and includes, but is not limited to, the director, choreographer, lighting, sound, set and costume designer, performer and promotional photographer. No part of this work covered by the laws of copyright and intellectual property ownership may be copied, reproduced, stored or replicated in any way whatsoever without the express written consent of the owner.
Deposited On: 30 Mar 2016 02:08
Last Modified: 09 May 2016 01:41

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