Mustang Theater Productions: Carrie The Musical!

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Kailey Dinh

The performance of “The World According to Chris” in Carrie the Musical.

Mylie Brown, Photo Journalist

If you saw Yorba Linda High School’s most recent theater production, Carrie The Musical, you would know it really was “a night you’ll never forget.” Held in the forum here at YLHS, audiences were left amazed by the incredible talent seen on and off stage from our Mustangs. 

To give a brief summary, the musical, which is adapted from Stephan King’s famous novel, follows the naïve and lonely Carrie White as she enters womanhood with the added struggles of being severely bullied by her classmates and emotionally abused by her mother. To Carrie’s surprise, as she goes through these physical changes, she discovers that she has developed telekinetic powers that are put to use when she is humiliated at her senior prom, causing complete and utter chaos. 

Carrie The Musical is definitely not your typical production. Sierra Jones (12), who was cast as none other than Carrie White, claimed that “Carrie is unlike any musical we have ever done at YLHS” and then proceeded to say, “It’s a killer show.”  

While watching Carrie The Musical, it was easy to see just how much effort was put into this show to make it nothing short of phenomenal. I, among many others, had goosebumps the entire time.

The most significant thing for the audiences to take away from the musical is that kindness can impact people in more ways than one would think. It costs nothing to be kind to others, and I think that this show has really conveyed that.”

— Katie Ruoo (10)

The most anticipated scene from the musical is the iconic blood spill that is poured over a shocked Carrie at the prom. When the audience witnessed Sierra getting dumped with pigs’ blood in her pink dress, the entire room went quiet. It was wonderfully portrayed and a sensation to watch. Katie Ruoo (10), who was a member of the incredibly talented ensemble, claimed that her favorite memory from rehearsal is when they “finally got Sierra’s blood spill perfect. Everyone had such genuine reactions, and it was so cool to experience.”

Although many parents were concerned about the telling of such a dark story, everyone who saw Carrie was amazed. The production was nothing short of phenomenal and the overall lesson of the musical is so important for high schoolers to learn. Katie stated that she thinks “The most significant thing for the audiences to take away from the musical is that kindness can impact people in more ways than one would think. It costs nothing to be kind to others, and [she] think[s] that this show has really conveyed that.”

It’s safe to say the Mustang Theater Company has done it yet again! With an overall great lesson, amazing talent seen by everyone involved in the show, and providing audiences with an extraordinary time, this show was not one you wanted to miss!