UND Theater Arts presents ‘Carrie: The Musical’

Musical rendition of the cult classic 1976 horror film at UND’s Burtness Theater November 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 Theater Arts will present “Carrie: The Musical,” based on “Carrie,” the popular and cult 1976 horror film, November 10-12 and November 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, who witnesses Carrie’s iconic massacre on prom night. As she describes the moments that led to the destruction of the school to the upper echelon of school authorities, the students appear as if they are memories and the story unfolds.

A variety of students are featured including Sue, her boyfriend Tommy, her best friend Chris and her boyfriend Billy who plot the ultimate humiliation of socially stunted Carrie White. They don’t know much, besides being religiously traumatized by her overbearing mother, Carrie is gifted with telekinesis. Horror fans rejoice: “Carrie” is a wild, rock n’ roll ride of good versus evil, and bloody, devastating revenge.


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

Production team

  • Director: Emily Wirkus
  • Musical direction: Justin Montigné
  • Costume, hair and makeup design: Kylie McDonald
  • Stage design and technical direction: Patrick Reading
  • Lighting designer: Brad Reissig
  • Sound Design: Patrick Reading and Lexi Conwell


  • Carrie White: Stevee Wittlieb
  • Margaret WhiteNicole Quam
  • Sue SnellPiper Sommer
  • Tommy Ross: Tyler Hebert
  • Chris Hargensen: Kylee Gifford
  • Billy NolanOtto Lieder
  • Miss Gardner: Amy Driscoll
  • Mr. Stephens: Robert Cooper
  • Norma: Ella Henry
  • GeorgeBrigitte Froslee
  • Frieda: Tacy Crawford
  • Freddy: Jace Toutenhoofd
  • Helen: Hanna Beck
  • Stokes: Camden Gifford
  • Male interviewer: TBA
  • Interviewer: Emily Cherry Oliver

Production staff

  • Production Manager: Grace Rhoads
  • Asst. Directors: Skylar Mack, Gloria Knudson
  • Lift Captain: Robert Cooper
  • Dance Captain: Stevee Wittlieb
  • Property Coordinator: Brigitte Froslee
  • Property Manager: Janessa Millar
  • Scene Shop Assistants: Ariel Long, Grace Rhoads and Andrew Maxwell
  • Costume Shop Manager: Kylie McDonald
  • Costume Store Assistant Coach: Julie Ries
  • Costume assistant: Daniel Jung
  • Clothiers: 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
  • Head of wardrobe: Daniel Jung
  • Lightboard Operator: Theodore Chesmore-Walling
  • Sound Card Operator: Jenna Lester
  • Lighting Crew: Theodore Chesmore-Walling, Grace Rhodes, Lewis Takwa, Dylan Kiley, Arya Singh, Reis Ecklund and Seungkyu Lee
  • Behind the scenes team: Mataya Anderson, Hannah Olson, Nickolas Seefeld, Charlie Townsend and Alexander Uradnik
  • Manager: Courtney Getzlaff
  • Ticketing Manager: Ashlie Schelm
  • Box office assistants: Courtney Getzlaff, Henry Kanning, Gloria Knudson, Jaiden Magdic and Jessica Sandberg
  • Online Advertising: Piper Sommer
  • Advertising Design: Brad Reissig

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