MUSICAL OF THE LIVING DEAD Returns to Chicago, Oct 4-Nov 17
Chicago's "Best Musical" is back for its third smash year! The multi award-winning "musical zom-com" (zombie comedy) Musical of the Living Dead takes audiences on a rip-roaring journey beyond the grave with its satirical send-ups of classic zombie films and musical theater. The curtain opens on 10 survivors of a recent zombie apocalypse, trapped in a farmhouse and willing to try anything to escape. Writers Marc Lewallen and Brad Younts gleefully fulfill horror-film conventions in creating the melee of the zombie apocalypse as we watch the cast of memorable characters – all brought together seeking refuge from a ravenous horde of brain-eating (and dancing) zombies.
The zombies and humans alike all take part in the memorable show tunes, original songs inspired from such disparate sources as George Gershwin and Green Day-complete with bloody tap dancing, power ballads and street-smart rapping zombies.
Those intrepid souls who plan to sit in the front rows should be ready to be part of the Splatter Zone, as the stage's invisible fourth wall may prove porous to blood and flying bits of brain as we watch this hysterical, hummable zombie doomsday unfold.
Directed with Book & Lyrics by Marc Lewallen and Brad Younts. Musical Arrangements by Matt Mehawich. Choreography by Carisa Barreca. Produced by The Cowardly Scarecrow Theatre Company, INC. Presented at the Charnel House. BYOB. Recommended for ages 14 and up.
The show will run October 4th through November 17th, Thursday, Friday and Saturday. All shows at 7:30pm at 3421 West Fullerton Avenue. Call (773) 871-9046 or click HERE or visit www.musicalofthelivingdead.com for tickets: $24.00 Online; $28.00 at the Door.