Wyong Musical Theatre | Sunday, 5 March 2023

In a statement from Wyong Musical Theatre - "Wyong Musical Theatre Company has made the difficult decision to cancel our upcoming production of Carrie. After careful consideration we have decided that the content may be too disturbing for some of our audience and cast. The themes of the show include domestic violence, bullying, assault and graphic depictions of blood. We would like to thank all those who showed interest in being part of the production team and cast, and hope you will be keen to join with us in other productions in the future."

The local community has responded with comments such as :-

"Did you not know anything about Carrie before you cast it?"

"When you announce a show like 'Carrie', surely you know what you've signed up for."

"I thought theatre was supposed to be controversial.
What kind of snowflake culture do we live in? Include warnings with the ticket sales and those who find it triggering just won't buy tickets. Easy."

"Bad decision.
You should have staged it with cast who were willing to participate and placed warnings on any advertising for it."

"Surely the Theatre is the one place and space we can unravel, discuss, experience and share these confronting topics?! I appreciate this will have been a tough decision, but it feels like an overly sensitive decision to be making and overlooks the cathartic power of drama and theatre.".

The theatre committee has not responsed to any of this criticism regarding the decision.

More details can be found on the group's Facebook page.

More details from the Event Listing on Coast Box Office..

Carrie: The Musical is a musical with music by Michael Gore, lyrics by Dean Pitchford, and a book by Lawrence D.
Cohen. The musical is based on the novel of the same name by Stephen King, published in 1974.

The musical tells the story of Carrie White, a high school student who is bullied by her classmates and mistreated by her religious mother.
Carrie discovers that she has telekinetic powers, which she uses to seek revenge on her tormentors. The story deals with themes of bullying, abuse, and the consequences of revenge.

The musical features a powerful and emotional score with popular songs such as "And Eve Was Weak," "The World According to Chris," "Evening Prayers" and "Unsuspecting Hearts."

Carrie the Musical is a dark and powerful musical that deals with heavy themes such as bullying, abuse, and the consequences of revenge.
The musical is set in a small town in the United States and it's filled with memorable moments and a lot of emotional moments. It's a musical that will resonate with audiences of all ages and backgrounds, and it's a perfect blend of horror and theater. The musical is a powerful reminder of the destructive nature of bullying and the importance of empathy and understanding.

Wyong Musical Theatre is presenting Carrie at The Wyong Grove Theatre Fri, 23rd June to Sat, 1st July '23

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