Evil Dead the Musical Opens Friday the 13th in October
Stage Right Productions presents the return of Evil Dead the Musical by Frank Cipolla, Melissa Morris and George Reinblatt, October 13-28. This marks the sixth production of the fake blood-soaked zombie musical, voted Best of Central Oregon by its fans in 2015.
The story remains the same: five college students go off to an old abandoned cabin in the woods and accidently release an evil force that takes over each character and hero Ash battles them armed with a chainsaw hand and shotgun to save all of mankind. Evil Dead the Musical is based on the original Evil Dead movies developed by Sam Raimi and starring Bruce Campbell: Evil Dead, Evil Dead 2 and Army of Darkness, however this year’s production will pay homage to the popular new Starz series, Ash vs Evil Dead, and will be filled with new jokes and gags, according to Director Sandy Klein. “Ash vs Evil Dead has made the original movie series more popular than ever, and our production continues to sell out every year.”
Evil Dead the Musical is the only musical that features a Splatter Zone, where fans in the front row are targeted with copious amounts of spraying fake blood. Klein warns, “2nd Street is a very small theatre, so be prepared to get some blood on you, even if you are not in the splatter zone.”
Rain ponchos are available for purchase, but she advises against wearing your Sunday best. The songs are campy and fun, including such catchy tunes as What the F$%^&k Was That? and All The Men In My Life Keep Getting Killed by Candarian Demons.
The Evil Dead Band returns for the fourth year, featuring the members of local band, FunBobby, led by Rick Buckley.
This year’s cast features some veterans as well as some new faces. Back for his 2nd term is Ryan Klontz, as the stock boy turned zombie killer, Ash Williams. “We have a great flock of Deadites this year, and there may even be a special guest appearance by our original Ash, Todd Hanson,” says Klein.
Performances Thursday-Saturday at 7:30pm and Sunday Matinees 3pm. Tickets are $30 for Splatter Zone, $25 Adults, $22 Student/Seniors(60+) at www.2ndstreettheater.com or 541-312-9626.
Warning: The show contains adult content and language and lots of fake blood.