Evil Dead: The Musical makes its Vancouver premiere this year just in time for Halloween. Based on the series of Evil Dead cult films, the musical version is a campy take on the horror genre.
This made-in-Canada musical has already amassed its own cult following and promises to be a great time. I’m not overly familiar with the show, but spent this past weekend listening to the original cast recording. Five college kids staying in a cabin during spring break encounter an ancient evil and bloody (but hilarious) mayhem ensues.
Evil Dead: The Musical is presented by Down Stage Right Productions in its 19th season. Starring Scott Walter (We Will Rock You, Mirvish) as Ash and co-starring the talents of Meghan Anderssen (Thoroughly Modern Millie, TUTS), Mat Baker (Les Misérables, Arts Club), Meghan Gardiner, Matthew Graham, Erik Gow, Ian Rozylo and Jennifer Neumann (Songs for a New World, Not Another Musical Co-op).
Directed by Mark Carter, choreography by Ken Overbey, and musical direction by Sylvia Zaradic, Evil Dead: The Musical plays from October 29- November 7, 2009; 8 PM (with additional midnight shows October 30, 31 and November 6) at the Norman Rothstein Theatre, 950 West 41st Ave (at Oak). Tickets are available online now.