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'Carrie' brings prom-night massacre to life at McDaniel

'Carrie' brings prom-night massacre to life at McDaniel

The musical adaptation of Stephen King’s horror classic “Carrie” is notorious for flopping on Broadway almost instantaneously. After just five public performances, the show closed to the public, leaving “Carrie” fan Josh Selzer in New York without a ticket to an eagerly anticipated show.

Selzer, who now directs theater at McDaniel College, said he has been obsessed with the show for 29 years. He said after missing his chance to see it on Broadway, he began seeking out every bootleg recording he could. After rights to the show were released for public performances in 2012, and the show’s reputation started to recover, he decided it was his chance to bring this tale to...

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