EVIL DEAD THE MUSICAL to Aid Roos-N-More Zoo
Las Vegas' homegrown Strip hit has worked hard to give back to the community in many ways - and on the heels of a successful blood drive, the campy comedy is turning its attention to the area's ROOS-N-MORE ZOO.
ROOS-N-MORE ZOO has been in business since 2009. In that time it has grown from a small endeavor to a full-scale exotic animal sanctuary with an educational outreach program. Recently, due to political changes in the county, the zoo has been forced to close to the public until it can install new restrooms and a septic system - to the tune of around $250,000.
If they do not raise the funds, the staff of ROOS-N-MORE will have no choice but to close down their public outreach, which means the zoo itself will close. All of the animals that are brought to this sanctuary will need to be removed, and the area will lose a great asset.
The gang from EVIL DEAD THE MUSICAL enjoy going to ROOS-N-MORE and they value the work this charity does in the community - not just by saving endangered animals but also by augmenting an arguably weak educational schooling system with outreach that is real and tangible and makes a difference in kids' lives.
"We've had weddings at our show, we've held blood drives, we host WALKING DEAD Viewing Parties, we help raise funds for KNPR, we perform and make appearances for NSPCA, we take part in a multitude of charity events throughout the year," says director and producer Sirc Michaels, "And this time we are hosting the charity at our show. With ROOS-N-MORE we wanted to being the animals to the fans, and this seemed like the best way to do it."
$20 General Admission Coupons have been created for use throughout the month of February. The coupon can be found at the show's website http://www.evildeadvegas.com and its FaceBook Page http://www.facebook.com/evildeadvegas. The coupon is designed to be redeemed in person at the box office.
Exclusive merchandise featuring the show's newest mascot, Ashley J. Wallaby, will be available for sale. All proceeds from the sale of these items go directly to ROOS-N-MORE.
Fans will be able to donate directly to the zoo at the show as well.
ROOS-N-MORE will be bringing exotic animals to the show for fans to meet and get pics with after the shows on Saturday night.
While tourists make up a good portion of audience members at performances of EVIL DEAD, the cast goes out of its way to make sure regular fans are able to repeatedly attend without paying the slightly higher ticket prices needed to sustain the show on the Strip.
Fans who wish to purchase their tickets regardless of the coupon are welcome to visit: http://www.vtheaterboxoffice.com/Vegas_Show_Tickets.cfm?showID=10009.
Evil Dead: The Musical is a unique production that combines multimedia, live performance, audience participation and 4D elements to take audience members into its world. From undead ushers to blood spraying out into the audience, this musical comedy is bringing a new type of entertainment to the Vegas Strip, and the people behind it are determined to make a lasting impression. Performances can be seen at the V Theater inside Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino every Friday at 10 p.m. and Saturday at 11:30 p.m.
Roos-N-More is a private zoo founded by Veterinarians Valerie & Jay Holt in 2009. It is operated by the couple along with their children Zach and Hailey. It is an accreditated zoo thru the ZAA (Zoological Association of America), a 501 c 3 non-profit, it has a USDA permit to exhibit animals, is licensed through the NDOW ( NV dept. of wildlife), and has a CBW permit from the federal gov. to breed endangered species. Roos-N-More does Ed-Zoo-Cational programs at schools throughout clark county and southern Utah. It also shares its animlas with nursing homes, special needs groups, underpriviledged and troubled youths, church groups, boy scouts and girl scouts. It is also a rescue for unwanted and abandoned exotic animals.
Since 2009 the zoo has grown to a menagerie of 350 animals (including birds and reptiles).