January 30, 2008

Carrie's Facts of Life

In 2007, a New Orleans based theatre troupe named Running With Scissors mounted yet another spoof, though this one was quite different from the others... it's a hybrid of CARRIE and the 1970's-80's hit sitcom THE FACTS OF LIFE. Nine performances were staged between October 5-21, 2007.

Here's an excerpt from their website about the production:

Join Running With Scissors as they stumble back a few decades to the ivy-covered halls of the Eastland School, home to Blair, Tootie, Jo, Natalie, and their spunky supervisor, Mrs. Garrett. It’s late in the spring semester, and the girls have just one thing on their minds: hot dates for the senior prom! But it’s when part-time housekeeper/full-time proselytizer Margaret White moves into the attic with her telekinetic daughter, Carrie, that things really start to heat up!

Will Blair be, like, totally banned from the prom? Will Natalie confess her true feelings to Jo? Will Tootie ever take off those damn rollerskates? And, um, what’s the deal with Cousin Jerri? Tune in this October and find out!

Carrie’s Facts of Life stars (in order of appearance): Bob Edes as Mrs. Edna Ann Garrett; Travis Acosta as Joanna ‘Jo’ Marie Polniaczek; Donald Lewis as Dorothy ‘Tootie’ Ramsey; Dorian Rush as Blair Warner; Lisa Picone as Natalie Letisha Sage Green; Brian Peterson as Mrs. Margaret White and Cousin Jerri; Brad Caldwell as Carrie White; and Jack Long as Principal Morton, Billy Nolan, and poor, misguided Tommy Ross.

Carrie’s Facts of Life was conceived by Richard Read and Flynn De Marco and written by Jack Long and Richard Read. Wigs and costumes by Brian Peterson. Sets by Brad Caldwell. Props by Liz Zibilich. Technical assistance by Zalia BeVille and Cameron Stewart.


Anonymous said...

Hello! I have some things i would like to talk about to anyone who is willing to listen to me.


Rumor has it that the second act two the broadway preformance was either never filmed, or Ken Mendelbaum is the only person that has it...Ken Mendebaum may have it, but it certainly does exist, and if it does (Which it does) He isn't the only person that has it. About a year ago, i was searching on youtube carrie the musical...well the whole "Carrie" thing was just starting out then, and some of the second act was posted...and then it was forced to be taken off. I saw "Out for blood" "Wotta night" and "The destruction" as well as the finale. I do not know why it was taken off, but it was. Most of the first act was posted too, And i saw "I remember how those boys could dance" and at first, it was shot from the balcony, and then it cut to a B-roll shot, with her hands aflame. And it, (Along with the first few clips of the first act) was also then taken off, and it has since to return. SO IT DOES EXIST, AND KEN MENDELBAUM DOES NOT HAVE THE ONLY COPY OF IT.


About last year too, I was searching myspace, and i came across Wonder Waiter's Videos of the very first stratford run. I asked him if he had any photos of any of the runs, Broadway or Stratford, and he sent me a file of a shit load of photos, that aren't even on the net...YET. This was before "The new carrie blogsite" was even re-created. So i hope i was the first person to see them, or receive them. So now he's pretty famous, and i can say iv'e had proof, that their are ALOT more photos that have not been released yet. I don't know what pictures were from the stratford run or the broadway run, except for the ones with Betty Buckley, and Barbara Cook. Iv'e seen many pictures of "The destruction" "Heaven" "Out for blood" "I'm not alone" "Carrie" "Carrie reprise # 2" "Don't waste the moon" and a few others. Oh, and about 8 headshots in action. I used have these on my computer, but it's gone now, ever since it was fixed from a virus, and i was VERY upset, because i felt that i had the holy grail of photos for Carrie The Musical fan's out there...

I hope all of this information benefits to this site, because i am one of the musical's biggest fans. I Only want more for the people out there, searching for carrie stuff like i do. So hopefully, somebody can contact Wonder Waiter, to get those photos, for this site. I have tried asking him, but he has since to reply. But i won't stop trying.

If anyone has questions, answers, ANYTHING, or even just to talk about the musical, and it's "Stuff" that is out there, or might be, feel free to E-mail me at:


I know quite a few things about the musical, that most people don't know... so please.....


don't even get me started about that!!!

I HAVE ALSO SEEN PICTURES OF THE GAMMEL HELLERUP PRODUCTION! i was searching yahoo, and i cam across a drawn picture of i beleive was a brochure, and a couple of pictures of what i think was the destruction. So i hope somebody can tell us where to find these pictures and/or video.

Hanford Drapery said...

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