BLOOD, GORE, AND ZOMBIES... THIS AIN’T OKLAHOMA!
ARTSWEST BRINGS THE OUTRAGEOUS EVIL DEAD: THE MUSICAL TO SEATTLE!
SEATTLE PREMIERE: OCTOBER 20TH – NOVEMBER 13TH, 2010 PRESS NIGHT: WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 20TH, 2010 - 7:30PM
Seattle, WA (September 14, 2010) –From October 20th through November 13th ArtsWest Playhouse & Gallery presents the Seattle Premiere of Evil Dead: the Musical. Based on the 1980s cult-classic films Evil Dead 1, Evil Dead 2 and Army of Darkness, Evil Dead: the Musical is a live stage rock musical “rendering” of these great slasher epics. Five college students are on their way to a secluded cabin in the woods when they accidentally unleash an evil force that turns them one-by-one into flesh-eating demons! It's all up to Ash (a housewares employee-turned-demon-killing hero), and his trusty chainsaw to save the day! Blood flies. Limbs are dismembered. Demons tell jokes... all is set to a side-splitting musical score including numbers like “Look Who’s Evil Now,” “Ode to an Accidental Stabbing,” “All the Men In My Life Keep Getting Killed By Candarian Demons,” and “Blew That Bitch Away.”
Yup, this is definitely an adults-only show with naughty language and lots and lots of blood. And remember to keep your nice clothes at home if you plan on sitting in the SPLATTER ZONE. Complimentary ponchos will be provided, but there’s no guarantee that front row audience members won’t get soaked with fake blood (don’t worry, it washes out).
For nearly three months the ArtsWest’s creative team has been preparing like mad for this musical gore-fest. Technical director Jill Beasley said, “I knew this show would be a challenge. I had to figure out an affordable way to launch gallons of blood across the stage every night for a whole bunch of performances, so I went and bought about thirty water guns,” Beasley joked. “Needless to say, the West Seattle dollar store is officially sold out of water guns.”
The young cast of actors is also getting pumped up for the musical debut. When asked about Evil Dead, Seattle actor and cast member Kate Jaeger chuckled and replied, “At the first reading I couldn’t stop laughing –the script is hilarious. Plus, I’m a psycho-crazy fan of the Evil Dead trilogy—so playing the role of Annie was pretty much a dream come true.” She added, “I feel so lucky to be working with Chris [Zinovitch] and Kim [Dare] – Evil Dead: the Musical is really everything you could ever possibly want in a horror–movie musical remake!”
“Crypt Keeper” Christopher Zinovitch leads the way as director along with musical director Kim “Trespass If You” Dare. Costumes designed by “Murderess” Margo Walker, set and props designed by “Deadly” Dan Schuy, lighting by Josh “the Ripper” Randall, and sound and effects by Rob “Rigor Mortis” Witmer.
Book and Lyrics for Evil Dead: the Musical are written by George Reinblatt, with music by George Reinblatt, Frank Cipolla, Melissa Morris, Rob Daleman and Christopher Bond.
Tickets for Evil Dead: the Musical may be purchased online at www.artswest.org, by phone at (206) 938-0339, or in person at the ArtsWest Box Office located at 4711 California Avenue S.W, Seattle. $10 tickets available for ages 25 and under. This show is recommended for ages 16 and older.
Performance Schedule: Wednesday-Saturday: 7:30pm; Sunday: 3:00pm Special Late-Night Performances on Saturday, October 30th,11pm & Saturday, November 13th, 11pm.
Press Performance: Wednesday, October 20th, 2010, 7:30 pm. For press tickets contact Lindsay Palmer at firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone at (206) 938-0963 x107.
About ArtsWest: ArtsWest produces artistic events so fiercely compelling that they require conversation, improve the imagination, and promote cultural vibrancy as a core value for the communities of Seattle. ArtsWest is a registered 501 (c) (3) nonprofit organization.