EVIL DEAD - THE MUSICAL to Play TPAC, 10/17-18
Evil Dead - The Musical, winner of the 2007 Dora Audience Choice Award as Toronto's favorite show, unleashes its mayhem and fun on October 17-18 for a limited, three-performance engagement at the Tennessee Performing Arts Center's James K. Polk Theater.
Tickets starting at $35 and will go on Friday, July 18 at 10:00 a.m. at TPAC.org, by phone at (615) 782-4040, and at the TPAC Box Office, 505 Deaderick Street in downtown Nashville. The three performances will be on Friday, October 17 at 7:00 p.m. and on Saturday, October 18 at 7:00 p.m. and 10:30 p.m.
Evil Dead - The Musical, 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 with sold-out houses and rave reviews from critics.
"Evil Dead - The Musical is the most fun you can have at the theatre. It's a show everyone loves - even if you don't love musicals," said Corey Ross, president of Starvox Entertainment. "Since being called 'the next Rocky Horror Show' by The New York Times, the show is primed to tour, so all can enjoy the evil fun."
Those familiar with Evil Dead - The Musical will remember that audience members sitting in the designated "Splatter Zone" (44 pit seats in the first three 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 ("Look Who's Evil Now", "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.
About Evil Dead - The Musical: This musical first glimpsed the light of day in Toronto, where early workshop engagements played to capacity and beyond. While local mainstream theatre audiences flocked to the show, diehard fans of the Evil Dead film series made pilgrimages from across North America to witness the birth of a new cult hit. The popular workshop production enjoyed two sold-out runs at Toronto's Tranzac Club in 2003 before heading off to Montreal in 2004 as part of the 22nd Just For Laughs Festival. It opened off-Broadway at New World Stages in November 2006 and was produced by Jenkay LLC, Jeffrey Latimer Entertainment, and Just for Laughs Live. Evil Dead - The Musical returned to Toronto in 2007 for a record-breaking run of more than 300 performances at the now defunct Diesel Playhouse. The production enjoyed a hugely successful remount at Toronto's Randolph Theatre in the fall of 2013. This production is now on its' latest American tour.
About Starvox Entertainment: Founded in 2005 by Corey Ross, Starvox Entertainment is ranked number 17 on Profit Magazine's list of Toronto's top 50 growth companies in 2013. Starvox produces, manages, represents and promotes cross-over performing arts shows that tour across Canada and the United States, as well as México, China, the Middle East and Europe. In 2013, Mr. Ross was a producer on the Canadian production of Andrew Lloyd Webber's CATS and remounted Evil Dead-The Musical to record-breaking sales in Toronto and Philadelphia. Starvox is also the producer of HAIR - which toured throughout the United States. Starvox is the producer of the successful Harry Potter themed off-Broadway sensation Potted Potter: The Unauthorized Harry Experience which continues to tour and experience sold-out engagements across the United States during its' 2013-2014 tour. Potted Potter launched its first tour in México in February 2014 with a second Canadian tour planned for the winter of 2014. Starvox has presented three productions written and directed by Woody Harrelson, John Malkovich in Giacomo Variations, and nationally broadcast concerts for the Stephen Lewis Foundation featuring Alicia Keys and Annie Lennox. Starvox is currently working with Beyonce's creative team, to produce the multi-million dollar reboot of the classic Las Vegas revue show Jubilee for Caesars Entertainment.
For more information on Evil Dead - The Musical visit: www.evildeadthemusical.com
Performance schedule, prices, and cast are subject to change without notice. Institutional sponsors for TPAC include Nissan North America, and Coca-Cola. TPAC is funded in part by support from the Tennessee Arts Commission and the Metropolitan Nashville Arts Commission. TPAC reminds ticket buyers that the only official place to buy tickets online is TPAC.org.