“Evil Dead – The Musical,” winner of the 2007 Dora Audience Choice Award as Toronto’s favorite show, unleashes its mayhem and fun November 10 for a limited engagement at Mesa Arts Center.
Evil Dead – The Musical, the hilarious, record-breaking Canadian musical (Book and Lyrics by George Reinblatt, Director, Co-creator and Co-composer Christopher Bond Music by Frank Cipolla, Melissa Morris, Reinblatt and Bond) tells the outrageous story of five college friends spending the weekend in an abandoned cabin in the woods after accidentally unleashing an evil force that turns them all into demons.
The original production, based on the Evil Dead film franchise, opened 12 years Toronto and enjoyed an immensely popular run, with 150 productions eventually presented in cities around the world with sold-out houses and rave reviews from critics.
“Evil Dead – The Musical is the most fun you can have at the theatre. It’s a show everyone loves – even if you don’t love musicals,” said Corey Ross, president of Starvox Entertainment. “Since being called ‘the next Rocky Horror Show’ by The New York Times, the show has been touring around the world, so all can enjoy the evil fun.”
Those familiar with Evil Dead – The Musical will remember that audience members sitting in the designated “Splatter Zone” (the first few rows) get covered in fake blood as the production incorporates some fun, ‘real-life’ effects, during certain scenes. In addition to some dismembered limbs, demons telling bad jokes, and catchy tunes (Look Who’s Evil Now, All the Men in My Life Keep Getting Killed by Canadian Demons), the show features a saucy combination of wit and sexual innuendo that keeps audiences laughing out loud.
Tickets range in price from $38 to $50 and are on sale now at mesaartscenter.com or by phone at 480-644-6500.
Venue: Mesa Arts Center, One East Main St. in downtown Mesa
Dates: Tuesday, November 10 – Sunday November 15, 2015