Evil Dead – The Musical, winner of the 2007 Dora Audience Choice Award as Toronto’s favorite show, unleashes its mayhem and fun on October 17-18 for a limited, three-performance engagement at the Tennessee Performing Arts Center’s James K. Polk Theatre. Tickets starting at $35 are on sale now, and even though October seems far away now—these professional shows at TPAC can sell out quickly.
Evil Dead – The Musical, the hilarious, record-breaking Canadian musical (created by George Reinblatt, Frank Cipolla, Melissa Morris and Christopher 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 11 years ago in 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.
Those familiar with Evil Dead – The Musical will remember that audience members sitting in the designated ‘Splatter Zone’ (44 pit seats in the first three 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 Candarian Demons’), the show features a saucy combination of wit and sexual innuendo that keeps audiences laughing out loud.
This musical first glimpsed the light of day in Toronto, where early workshop engagements played to capacity and beyond. While local mainstream theatre audiences flocked to the show, diehard fans of the Evil Dead film series made pilgrimages from across North America to witness the birth of a new cult hit. It opened off-Broadway at New World Stages in November 2006. This production is now on its’ latest American tour.
For more information on Evil Dead – The Musical visit www.evildeadthemusical.com. Performance schedule, prices, and cast are subject to change without notice. Institutional sponsors for TPAC include Nissan North America, and Coca-Cola. TPAC is funded in part by support from the Tennessee Arts Commission and the Metropolitan Nashville Arts Commission. TPAC reminds ticket buyers that the only official place to buy tickets online is TPAC.org, by phone at 615-782-4040, and at the TPAC Box Office, 505 Deaderick Street in downtown Nashville.
The three performances will be on Friday, October 17 at 7 pm and on Saturday, October 18 at 7 pm and 10:30 pm.