The episode will feature 11 songs, and it sounds as if we'll get to see the production take shape through the lens of Jughead's camera, since the press release touts "a behind-the-scenes documentary" that will explore the making of the musical by Riverdale High's resident videographer and sleuth.
Per the cast list, nearly all the Bulldogs are in the production, too, even the Serpents!
Kevin Keller, "f$3 uture Tony Winner", is set to direct and Cheryl Blossom, "Riverdale High's tragic heroine", is set to star as Carrie. Whether it be the real-life relationship status of Bughead (still going strong) or the fate of the Black Hood mystery (not solved, according to Lili Reinhart), Riverdale news is high on our pop culture radars. Betty Cooper (Lili Reinhart) and Archie Andrews (KJ Apa) will obviously star as the school's golden couple Sue Snell and Tommy Ross, while Veronica Lodge (Camila Mendes) will be ideal as Carrie's antagonist, mean girl Chris Hargensen. Additional cast members include Reggie Mantle, Toni Topaz, Ethel Muggs, Midge Klump, Moose Mason, and, yes, even Jughead (as The Beak).
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.
Past episodes of "Riverdale" have often included musical numbers from Josie and the Pussycats - such as covers of Donna Summer's "I Feel Love" and "Out Tonight" from Jonathan Larson's "Rent", as well as the original "All For Me", but "A Night To Remember" marks the first time the show is fully embracing the musical genre. We are surprised that Jughead agreed to appear on stage, though.
Now the CW has revealed there will be a Riverdale musical.