"Adapting telekinetic abilities on stage is one of the biggest challenges the show faces," Ryan said. "Tricking the audience is a lot harder when you don't have a cutaway shot you can set up like in a film. We are really excited for the audience to see some of the ways we execute some of Carrie's powers.
"The show is very stylised with it all being told through memory – it's also very character-driven and my cast are really something else. Vocally, it's one of the hardest shows we've done and I'm lucky to have Krispin Maesalu on board as my musical director."
"There are quite a few changes between the book, film and stage formats, mainly due to the logistics behind a few scenes. But the show is closer to the book than the movies."
Acting from age 13, Ryan created Dark Psychic Productions in 2012, producing numerous shows and showcases over the past five years with many staged at Phoenix Theatre.
"Carrie appealed because of the music," he said. "I tend to listen to soundtracks and, if the music is able to move me, it piques my interest and I then further investigate the show. I have always been a fan of the Carrie movies and the stage musical adaptation sat really well with me. "
"The most significant thing with the role is the amount of energy that has to go into it. There's obviously a lot of intensity in Carrie but, as a person trying to channel that, it can be almost exhausting. There have been multiple portrayals of her over the years and there's a lot of pressure to do justice to the character."
Acting in at least one show a year from age seven, Olivia studied at John Curtin College of the Arts where she appeared in numerous shows, as well as The Addams Family with Dark Psychic Productions last year. "The characters in Carrie were a huge part of its appeal," she said "I love how complex each one is. There's so much to dig into and play with – and it's a lot of fun."