'Carrie: The Musical' opens Friday at Civic Theatre

Carrie is ditching prom for a few nights out with Allentown audiences. 

"Carrie: The Musical" opens 7:30 p.m. Friday at Civic Theatre. Additional performances will be held 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 13-15 and Oct. 20-22;  2 p.m. Oct. 16 and 23.

"Carrie: The Musical" is based on Stephen King's 1974 novel "Carrie," which in turn inspired the 1976 horror film of the same name. Carrie was remade in 2013 and starred Chloe Grace Moretz in the title role.

The plot revolves around a shy, sheltered and friendless 17-year-old high school girl who uses her telekinetic powers to take revenge on her bullying classmates. 

Opening weekend and Thursday tickets cost $30, $28 for students and seniors. Tickets cost $33 and $31 for all other show dates.