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Carrie: The Musical

 
Presented by Dakota Stage, Ltd.
 
 
Music by
Michael Gore
Lyric by
Dean Pitchford
Book by
Lawrence D. Cohen
 
Based on the novel by Stephen King
 
Directed by Jeremy Lindemann
 
 
Presented by special arrangement with Concord Theatricals, New York

 

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Director's Notes

The musical Carrie narrows in on a small intersection of a story that echoes throughout every hallway, classroom, and gym in America. It is the story of a girl going through physical and emotional changes, and lacking a support system to cope with it all. To add to this, she has not been properly prepared for the world and has become an outsider. She is made to be a victim by her peers who have crippling struggles and insecurities of their own. Combine this with the intense pressure of being in high school, some mob mentality, and a touch of budding telekinetic energy, and you have a recipe for chaos.

Carrie was a sweet girl. Let Carrie's story serve as a grave reminder to be kind to one another. Leave this room and reflect: 

What does it cost to be kind? 


Special Thanks

We would like to thank a few people and organizations who have helped us through the production of Carrie. Special thanks to Amanda Perry & Circe Atkinson. Bruce Brady, Dean Humann, and the rest of the service admin at BPS. Thanks to Adam Kempenich. And lastly, thanks to Jody Isaak, Mary Chap Fischer, Kirsten Dickhut, Tom Chase and the entire Dakota Stage Board of Directors. 

Song List

ACT I

In...............................................Kids

Carrie...............................................Carrie

Open Your Heart...............................................Rev. Bliss, Margaret, Carrie and Choir

And Eve Was Weak...............................................Margaret, Carrie

The World According to Chris..........................Chris, Billy, Sue, Tommy, Kids

Evenings Prayers...............................................Carrie, Margaret

Dreamer in Disguise...............................................Tommy

Once You See...............................................Sue

Unsuspecting Hearts...............................................Miss Gardner, Carrie

Do Me a Favor...............................................Sue, Chris, Tommy, Billy, Kids

I Remember How Those Boys Could Dance...............................................Carrie, Margaret

 

ACT II

A Night We'll Never Forget......................................Kids, Sue, Tommy, Chris, Billy

You Shine...............................................Tommy, Sue

Why Not Me?...............................................Carrie

Stay Here Instead...............................................Margaret, Carrie

When There's No One...............................................Margaret

Prom Arrival...............................................Kids, Tommy, Carrie

Unsuspecting Hearts (Reprise)...............................................Carrie, Miss Gardner

Dreamer in Disguise (Reprise)...............................................Tommy, Carrie

Prom Climax...............................................Chris, Billy, Carrie, Tommy, Kids

Alma Mater...............................................Kids

The Destruction...............................................Carrie, Ensemble

Carrie (Reprise)...............................................Margaret, Carrie

Epilogue...............................................Sue, Ensemble

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Cast

Marissa Carpenter
Carrie White
Izabelle Parker
Carrie White
LaDonna Carpenter
Margaret White
Brittany Bearsheart
Margaret White
Maria Mack
Sue Snell
Marisa Mund
Sue Snell
Chase Angermeier
Tommy Ross
Rachael Bosch
Chris Hargensen/Chelsea
Schatzy Eichmann
Chris Hargensen
Cade Pittenger
Billy Nolan
Brad Gulbranson
Billy Nolan
Drew Pengilly
Mr. Stephens/ Reverend Bliss
Morgan Nelson
Miss Gardner
Amanda Perry
Miss Gardner
Hannah Hammes
Frieda
Grace Martin
Norma
Ava Hruby
Helen
Tallon "Devian'' Long Feather
George
Trace Tysver
Stokes
August Phillips
Freddy
Maya Archuleta
Jaylyn
Lex Belile
Noelle

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Creative Team

Jeremy Lindemann

Director

Alexander Brady

Stage Manager

Brittany Bearsheart

Music Director

Amanda Perry

Costumer

Circe Atkinson

Assistant Costumer

ATTENTION

CAMERAS AND OTHER RECORDING EQUIPMENT

Cameras and other recording equipment are strictly prohibited during any performance. Theater management reserves the right to ask any patron who is observed recording a performance or invited dress rehearsal to leave the premises without a refund. 

  

CELL PHONES

The use of cellphone for calls or texting is prohibited during performances. The use of these devices is disruptive to both the actors on stage and other patrons. All cell phones should be placed on silent mode and the screen set to its darkest setting. Any patron who not in compliance with our cell phone policy during a performance may be asked to leave without a refund.

Meet the Company

Marissa Carpenter

Carrie White
Marissa is an 8 year member of the theater community in Bismarck. This is her 3rd show with Dakota Stage. She was previously seen on the DSL stage in The Last Five Years as Kathy, and Next to Normal as Natalie. She has also been involved in numerous productions with Shade Tree Players, Sleepy Hollow and Bismarck Public Schools. Marissa would like to thank Dakota Stage for producing this amazing show and her family and friends for their constant support.

Izabelle Parker

Carrie White
Izabelle is a junior at the University of Mary, studying Media Production. This is her first show with Dakota Stage and she couldn’t be more excited for it. When not on the stage, Izabelle enjoys writing and photography. She would like to thank her family and friends for always supporting her creative passions.

LaDonna Carpenter

Margaret White
LaDonna is beginning her 8th season with Dakota Stage. Over the last 7 seasons she’s performed in over a dozen shows including Next to Normal, Young Frankenstein, A Doll’s House Part 2, and Vanya and Sonia and Marsha and Spike. She is a three time recipient of the Brady Award for Outstanding Actress in a Leading Role and was a 2021 inductee onto the Dakota Stage Wall of Fame. Later this season, she will also direct her third show at Dakota Stage. LaDonna has a Bachelor's degree in Vocal Music from Chadron State College, and works as an IT supervisor at Basin Electric. She is also currently the President of the Dakota Stage, Ltd. Board of Directors. LaDonna would like to express her appreciation to her husband, family, and friends for their unending support of her theater addiction, and for understanding when she says “I can’t, I have rehearsal.”

Brittany Bearsheart

Margaret White
Brittany is excited to return to the DSL stage and be a part of Carrie the Musical. She is a recent graduate from BSC with a focus in Theater Arts, as well as two degrees in music Ed and vocal performance from the University of Mary. She has also had the privilege to work with multiple theater companies in town as either director, music director, or actress. When she isn’t on stage, she is a private music teacher in the area and an avid player of video games. She would like to thank her family and friends for always being so supportive and understanding.

Maria Mack

Sue Snell
Maria was born and raised in Rugby, North Dakota. She has been performing since she was 6 years old. Despite it being a small town, Rugby had a very active theater community that gave her the opportunity to be in countless productions including Aladdin, Seussical, Les Miserables, and Oliver Twist (she played a very convincing 12 year old boy). Maria graduated from the University of Mary last spring with degrees in psychology and criminal justice. While at UMary, she was a founding member and leader of a musical theater performance group on campus. This is Maria's first Dakota Stage production, and she is very excited to be a part of it.

Marisa Mund

Sue Snell
Marisa Mund is a third year elementary educator and is a part of the Bismarck Public Schools district. She has been involved in theater for many years in the Bismarck area portraying characters such as Lily in The Secret Garden and Audrey in Little Shop of Horrors. She is excited to be a part of her first Dakota Stage production.

Chase Angermeier

Tommy Ross
This is Chase’s fifth year at Dakota Stage, having previously portrayed Jamie Wellerstein in Last 5 Years, Galahad in Spamalot, and Lucas Beineke in Addams Family. His two big passions are music and theater, and is grateful to be able to continue these passions through Dakota Stage.

Rachael Bosch

Chris Hargensen/Chelsea
This is Rachel’s second Dakota Stage show, having previously been seen in ‘Christmas Carol’ last winter. Carrie will be her 11th theater production, and she is very excited to be here with everyone. She would like to thank each of you for coming to see the cast of Carrie do what they love.

Schatzy Eichmann

Chris Hargensen
This is Schatzy’s 3rd show at DSL. She studied Musical Theater Performance at AMDA in NYC and she is so excited to be a part of Carrie the Musical. A couple of her recent roles include Mistress Quickly in Merry Wives of Windsor with Capitol Shakespeare and Frances in Five Women Wearing the Same Dress with DSL. She would like to thank Wyett for helping her memorize the show and his patience with her busy schedule, and thank all of her friends and family for their unending support.

Cade Pittenger

Billy Nolan
This is Cade’s first Dakota Stage show! Cade is coming from his performance in Sleepy Hollow where he was in Legally Blonde and played Kyle. Cade has been super busy in the meantime with booking a short film role and a movie role which he will be filming soon! Cade continues to work in the film industry and absolutely loves acting!

Brad Gulbranson

Billy Nolan
Brad is thrilled to be performing in his 4th show at Dakota Stage LTD. Outside of the theater he is an electrical design engineer, and enjoys relaxing. Brad would like to thank his family and friends for all of their continued support of his love for the performing arts.

Drew Pengilly

Mr. Stephens/ Reverend Bliss
Drew Pengilly is the assistant manager of Rock 30 Games. He is excited to be making his DSL debut alongside such a wonderful cast. He has participated in previous shows at BSC and Sleepy Hollow such as The Producers, Dracula, Heathers, She Kills Monsters, Beauty and the Beast and Hairspray. He keeps coming back to the theater because of the incredibly strong and supportive community, and the joy of entertaining anybody that steps through those doors.

Morgan Nelson

Miss Gardner
Morgan has been involved in Dakota Stage's 5 Women Wearing the Same Dress and Dusty Echo. This will be her first musical with Dakota Stage and she could not be more thrilled. She appreciates the opportunity to work with amazing people. She would like to thank her family and friends for the continued support.

Amanda Perry

Miss Gardner
Amanda Perry has been directing, acting in, designing for and teaching theater all over in the Bismarck/Mandan community for the last 19 years, and considers Dakota Stage her second home. Having directed over 50 productions for Dakota Stage and Shade Tree Players over the years, Noises Off, Doll’s House, Part 2 and A Dusty Echo being the most recent, Amanda has started to become part of the woodwork. This is the first musical Amanda has had the privilege to act in since she became a mom, and would like to thank her spunky and creative kids, Oliver (7) and Willow (3) for sharing her with the amazing cast and director for these few months!

Hannah Hammes

Frieda
Hannah is thrilled to be part of such a talented cast. Hannah spends her summer at Sleepy Hollow doing both tech and performing and has performed and helped with tech in several musicals at Simile Middle School and Legacy High School. She also spends her summer playing travel softball. Hannah loves Carrie the Musical and is so appreciative for her amazing experience.

Grace Martin

Norma
Grace Martin is a senior this year at Legacy High School. She is involved in her school jazz choir as well as her school's theater. This is her first show with Dakota Stage but she has done Sleepy Hollow for the last couple of years, ranging from Newsies to her most recent show, Legally Blonde. She is super excited to be part of Carrie and wants to thank her family for making it possible for her to be in the show.

Ava Hruby

Helen
Ava Hruby is going into her senior year at Century High School and hopes to pursue journalism in college. She is involved in choir, theater, and figure skating and has been involved in theater since 7th grade. This will be her first show with Dakota Stage. Her favorite thing about theater is spending time with friends and expanding her theatrical skills.

Tallon "Devian'' Long Feather

George
Devian has been doing theater for about 6 years, starting as a freshman at BHS. They’ve performed in plays such as: The Brothers Grimm Spectaculathon, The Boy Who Cried Wolf, Pageant Perfect, Defrosting Popsicles, and Virtual Complaint Department and Lemonade. They’ve also done tech for the shows: Bobrauschenbergamerica, Alice in Wonderland, and You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown. This will be xer's third musical, but xer first with Dakota Stage. Devian is also currently on a gap year at MSU Moorhead where they are studying English and Mass Communications, and where vae is also in a kpop dance group called DKPD.

Trace Tysver

Stokes
Trace Tysver is very happy to be here for his first production with Dakota Stage. Trace has been performing in musical theater since he was 12 years old. He has been involved in numerous productions between school and Sleepy Hollow. Some of his most notable roles include Professor Callahan in Legally Blonde, King Maximilian in Cinderella, and Nick Bottom in A Midsummer Night’s Dream. Trace is looking forward to a great production.

August Phillips

Freddy
August is a Sophomore at Century High School. He has been doing theater for many years and has played roles such as Olaf in Frozen Jr., Bert Healy in Annie and most recently Scuttle in the Little Mermaid Jr. He has been involved in choir for many years and loves all types of music and acting. Carrie will be his Dakota Stage Debut!

Maya Archuleta

Jaylyn
Maya has been in 11 plays but this is her first play with Dakota Stage. You may have seen her in shows such as The Little Mermaid, A MidSummer Night's Dream and Frozen Jr. In her free time she enjoys Speech, Choir, and writing music. She is very excited to work with all the Cast and Crew in Carrie.

Lex Belile

Noelle
Lex currently works full-time as a nanny, and part-time at the Heritage Center. She is currently attending the University of Mary with intention to receive a Masters in Business Administration and a Masters in Philosophy. Lex has been involved in the theater community since 2011. This is her second time acting in a musical at Dakota Stage, and she has worked on various shows at Dakota Stage since 2018 including backstage on Romance Romance, props and backstage on Opera Comique, actor and props on The Addam’s Family, assistant stage manager and backstage and costume assistant on Noises Off, props and choreographer on Spamalot, props and backstage on Lost in Yonkers, props for 9 to 5, and Stage Manager for A Doll’s House Part Two and A Dusty Echo.

Jeremy Lindemann

Director
Jeremy Lindemann is an Actor and a Theatre Technician from the Bismarck area. He grew up doing local children’s theatre with Sleepy Hollow Theatre Arts Park and Bismarck Public Schools. These programs inspired him to go off to college (one year at the University of North Dakota, and then Millikin University in Decatur, Illinois) where he studied and earned a Bachelor of Arts in Theatre in December of 2018. Since college, he served in several technical capacities for Sleepy Hollow before accepting a position as Technical Director. He has also done technical work with Legacy High School and Dakota Stage Ltd. As an actor, he has appeared in shows in the Bismarck Community such as Cabaret (Sleepy Hollow), Rent (Sleepy Hollow), Heathers: The Musical (BSC), and SpongeBob SquarePants the Musical (BSC). He is excited now to be working in a new capacity as Director of Carrie here at Dakota Stage.

Alexander Brady

Stage Manager
Alex is an actor & technician in the Bismarck area just starting to build out his professional portfolio. When not at DSL he can be found up at Bismarck State College pursuing degrees in Theater and Accounting while working out of the Sydney J. Lee auditorium. Most recently you could have seen him working as a stage manager for Shade Tree Players, Capitol Shakespeare, and BSC while making the odd appearance on the stage as Perch Perkins in Spongebob the Musical. He would lastly like to thank everyone for coming to the show and his cat, Fluffy.

Brittany Bearsheart

Music Director

Amanda Perry

Costumer

Circe Atkinson

Assistant Costumer

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MISSION STATEMENT

The mission of Dakota Stage, Ltd. is to contribute to the cultural development of our community by creating high quality, live theatre productions that enrich, educate and entertain both audiences and participants. As a community-based theater, we constantly strive to provide a nurturing environment for participants of all ages and cultures to develop artistic and technical skills while promoting live theatre as an avenue for entertainment within our community. 


 

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Audition Dates: 

A Christmas Carole - October 2 & 3, 6:00pm

Crimes of the Heart - December 11 & 12, 6:00pm

Marvin's Room - February (TBD)

The Underpants - March (TBD)


 

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