Post by Vinnie Rattolle on Jul 5, 2007 20:41:57 GMT -5
I know virtually nothing about this one, which is why there isn't a page for it on my site....
From June-July in 2002, Dad's Garage in Atlanta, Georgia staged their own version of "Carrie." Frustrated that they couldn't acquire the rights to the Broadway version, the people at Dad's decided to do an all-out spoof. Here's an abridged version of a review from Sci-Fi Dimensions:
"The music is pretty cliché, but the lyrics are unabashedly filled with shoehorned rhymes and bad puns. George Faughnan (a Carrot Top look-alike who has to be 6'2" and 150 pounds) is hilariously - and purposely - miscast as the ultra-meek, annoying Carrie you'll love to hate. Doyle Reynolds absolutely nails his over-the-top role as Carrie's crackpot mother. The rest of the cast certainly enjoy themselves, despite their often questionable song-and-dance abilities.
Special effects? You'd expect any live stage production to be somewhat low-tech, but the slo-mo pig's-blood prom sequence, and the telekinetic "flying cutlery" finale between Carrie and her mom must be seen to be believed.
Carrie White: The Musical is a must-see of Atlanta's live summer theatre. It's silly, stupid, goofy, tacky, gross and misbegotten. But, damn, is it a lot of fun!"