Broadway In Chicago is thrilled to announce the cast and creative team for Evil Dead – The Musical, winner of the 2007 Dora Audience Choice Award as Toronto’s favorite show., as it unleashes its mayhem and fun on the Broadway Playhouse at Water Tower Place (175 E Chestnut, Chicago) from Sept. 23 through Oct. 12.“We’re excited to showcase a cast full of Chicagoans at the Broadway Playhouse,” said Corey Ross, president of Starvox Entertainment. “Don’t miss this show to see an unforgettable, hilarious transformation splattered with evil fun.”
Evil Dead – The Musical will feature a cast full of Chicagoans including Julie Baird, Callie Johnson, Ryan McBride, David Sajewich, Creg Sclavi and Demi Zaino, along with Toronto native Andrew Di Rosa.
This 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 to sold-out houses and rave reviews from critics.
Those familiar with Evil Dead – The Musical will remember that audience members sitting in the designated “Splatter Zone” (the first four 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 (like “Look Who’s Evil Now” and “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.
Tickets to Evil Dead – The Musical range from $29.99 – $67.99.and are available at all Broadway In Chicago Box Offices, the Broadway In Chicago ticket line at (800) 775-2000, all Ticketmaster retail locations and online at www.BroadwayInChicago.com.