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Theater review: 'Carrie: The Musical' from Clandestine Arts

Theater review: 'Carrie: The Musical' from Clandestine Arts

"Carrie: The Musical" ranks as one of the biggest Broadway flops in history. Its original Broadway production, in 1988, lasted just five performances after 16 previews, losing millions of dollars. Unfortunately, Clandestine Arts' production of the revised 2012 version is unlikely to bolster the musical's reputation. It would be a herculean task to overcome flaws in the play's structure — the endless procession of mid-tempo ballads, the clunky lyrics that often seem halfheartedly lifted from other shows. But directors Derek Critzer and Sylvia Viles do themselves no favors with a staging that fails to build any sort of dramatic tension. Most know the iconic...

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