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For Immediate Release
Thursday, Jan. 2, 2014

Music Hall to host encore performance of OU's "CARRIE the musical"

    Following the sold out run of "CARRIE the musical" on the Oakland University campus in October 2013, the OU Theatre program is partnering with the Music Hall Center for the Performing Arts to present the legendary Broadway musical in the heart of downtown Detroit.

     The classic horror story by Stephen King is an unlikely tale for a musical, but the production is a true spectacle vividly portrayed by OU's performance and theatre technical and design students, complete with singing, dancing and special effects.

     "CARRIE the musical" shocked critics and audiences from London to New York when it premiered 25 years ago. The show tells the story of 17-year-old Carrie White, who is an outcast at school and is terrorized by her holier-than-thou mother at home. But Carrie has undreamed of powers, and when a prank at the prom goes wrong, mayhem ensues.

     A performance of "CARRIE the musical" on Sunday, Jan. 5, follows an anti-bullying awareness initiative at the Music Hall, offered in partnership with the Anti-Defamation League's "No Place for Hate."

     Sponsored by the General Motors Foundation, "Broken Mirrors: Bullies and Bystanders" invited high school students to take in a multimedia presentation addressing bullying in a school assembly atmosphere.

     "CARRIE the musical" is presented by OU Theatre, with music by Michael Gore, lyrics by Dean Pitchford and book by Lawrence D. Cohen. The Jan. 5 performance at the Music Hall Center for Performing Arts is set for 4 p.m.

     Tickets are $20 and available through Star Tickets by visiting and selecting the Theatre category, or by calliing (800) 585-3737. Tickets are also available via the Music Hall website at and at the Music Hall box office, 350 Madison Ave., Detroit.

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