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UND Theatre Arts presents ‘Carrie: The Musical’

Musical rendition of 1976 cult classic horror film plays at UND’s Burtness Theatre Nov. 10-12 and 17-19

Piper Sommer as Sue Snell in “Carrie: The Musical.” Photo courtesy of Brad Reissig.

The University of North Dakota Department of Theatre Arts will present “Carrie: The Musical,” based on “Carrie,” the popular, cult classic 1976 horror film, Nov. 10-12 and 17-19 at 7:30 p.m. in the Burtness Theatre.

In this musical rendition of “Carrie,” the story is told through the lens of high school student Sue Snell, a witness to Carrie’s iconic prom night massacre. As she describes the moments leading up to the school’s destruction to the upper echelon of school authorities, students appear as if they are memories, and the story unfolds.

A variety of students are introduced, including Sue, her boyfriend Tommy, her best friend, Chris and her boyfriend Billy who plot the ultimate humiliation of socially stunted Carrie White. Little do they know, beyond being religiously traumatized by her overbearing mother, Carrie is telekinetically gifted. Horror fans rejoice: “Carrie” is a wild, rock n’ roll ride of good versus evil, and devastatingly gory revenge.


Tickets are $25 for adults and $10 for students, seniors and military (with ID). Student military (with ID) have free admission.

Production Team

  • Director: Emily Wirkus
  • Music Direction: Justin Montigne
  • Costume, Hair & Makeup Design: Kylie McDonald
  • Scenic Design and Technical Direction: Patrick Reading
  • Lighting Design: Brad Reissig
  • Sound Design: Patrick Reading and Lexi Conwell


  • Carrie White: Stevee Wittlieb
  • Margaret White: Nicole Quam
  • Sue Snell: Piper Sommer
  • Tommy Ross: Tyler Hebert
  • Chris Hargensen: Kylee Gifford
  • Billy Nolan: Otto Lieder
  • Miss Gardner: Amy Driscoll
  • Mr. Stephens: Robert Cooper
  • Norma: Ella Henry
  • George: Brigitte Froslee
  • Frieda: Tacy Crawford
  • Freddy: Jace Toutenhoofd
  • Helen: Hanna Beck
  • Stokes: Camden Gifford
  • Male Interrogator: TBA
  • Female Interrogator: Emily Cherry Oliver

Production Staff

  • Production Stage Manager: Grace Rhoads
  • Asst. Stage Managers: Skylar Mack, Gloria Knudson
  • Lift Captain: Robert Cooper
  • Dance Captain: Stevee Wittlieb
  • Properties Coordinator: Brigitte Froslee
  • Properties Lead: Janessa Millar
  • Scene Shop Assistants: Ariel Long, Grace Rhoads and Andrew Maxwell
  • Costume Shop Manager: Kylie McDonald
  • Costume Shop Asst. Manager: Julie Ries
  • Assistant Costume Designer: Daniel Jung
  • Drapers: Anne Mitchell, Tacy Crawford, Daniel Jung
  • Costume Shop Assistants: Tacy Crawford, Averie Eixenberger, Daniel Jung, Anne Mitchell, Anissa Oveson, Josie Belts, Kaelyn Nygaard and Jadyn Bye
  • Wardrobe Head : Daniel Jung
  • Light Board Operator: Theodore Chesmore-Walling
  • Sound Board Operator: Jenna Lester
  • Lighting Crew: Theodore Chesmore-Walling, Grace Rhodes, Lewis Takwa, Dylan Kiley, Arya Singh, Reis Ecklund and Seungkyu Lee
  • Backstage Crew: Mataya Anderson, Hannah Olson, Nickolas Seefeld, Charlie Townsend and Alexander Uradnik
  • House Manager: Courtney Getzlaff
  • Box Office Manager: Ashlie Schelm
  • Box Office Assistants: Courtney Getzlaff, Henry Kanning, Gloria Knudson, Jaiden Magdic and Jessica Sandberg
  • Online Publicity: Piper Sommer
  • Publicity Design: Brad Reissig