More drama is headed to Riverdale and this time it’s being taken to the stage.
The CW hit, Riverdale, is about to embark on their first musical episode. To keep with the dark and twisted feel of the town itself, they naturally went with “Carrie: The Musical.” The thriller is based on Stephen King’s horror novel.
What makes this episode different from every episode that Josie and the Pussycats were featured in is that it is that music will be the focal point. If the kids are putting on a musical, they have to sing. This episode is singing to the tune of 11 songs!
Kevin Keller (Casey Cott) will serve as the production’s director. His plans for the show include mixing elements from the 1974 novel, both film adaptions (1976 and 2013), the 1988 Broadway production and 2012 Off-Broadway revival. Kevin’s done his research.
The episode itself will be framed as a documentary about the theater production and will be filmed by none other than Jughead Jones (Cole Sprouse).
Take a look at the full cast list below:
Interestingly enough, the drama doesn’t stop at the cast list, it goes on in each character’s bios. There are dedications, well wishes, mysterious retractions, and humorous hashtags strewn throughout the bios.
Here are some of the cast’s bios:
- Cheryl Blossom (Carrie White) is OMFG excited to play the cult-icon and titular role in Carrie: The Musical. She would like thank the cast and crew for their love and adoration, and send a grand bisous to .……………………………………………….. She dedicates her performance to Jay Jay, with love and remembrance. Follow her on Twitter @cherylbombshell.
- Archie Andrews (Tommy Ross) may be making his theatre debut in Carrie: The Musical, but it’s certainly not his first stage performance! Archie is an avid musician and singer/songwriter, excited to be exploring his thespian side. He would like to thank his girlfriend, Veronica, for always being there and his dad, Fred Andrews, for helping build and construct the sets.
- Veronica Lodge (Chris Hargensen) was born and raised in New York City, mere blocks from Broadway, and was bit by the thespian bug at an early age. Her previous roles include Evita in Evita, Velma in Chicago, and Maria in West Side Story at Spence Prep School. She is excited to make her Riverdale High stage debut in Carrie: The Musical. She’d like to thank her parents for their love and support of the arts.
- Betty Cooper (Sue Snell) usually spends her time as Riverdale’s foremost teen journalist, but between news stories, she is thrilled to be a part of Carrie: The Musical, performing alongside her Mother, Alice Cooper. Congratulations to her long-time best friend, director Kevin Keller, for realizing his vision, and much love to her boyfriend, Jughead Jones. #bugheadforever
- Jughead Jones (The Beak) would like to dedicate this to the freedom of the First Amendment and to his father, FP Jones.
- Toni Topaz (Norma) is super stoked to be a part of a legitimate extracurricular. She is looking forward to seeing ………………………………., give a sick performance and would like to thank the cast and crew for all their support, because apparently, that’s what people do in these things.
The musical episode titled “A Night to Remember,” will air on April 18 on CW.
source: EW, USA Today
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