Photo Flash: Red Branch Sets Special Events, Experiences for EVIL DEAD: THE MUSICAL
Red Branch Theatre Company (RBTC) will continue its 2016 season entitled Paint It Red with campy, bloody musical comedy Evil Dead. The production will run at Drama Learning Center, where Red Branch is the professional theatre in residence, from October 7-29. Special events and experiences to be held in conjunction with the production have just been announced, plus scroll down for a sneak peek at the cast in action!
Preview performances begin on Friday, September 30th. Tickets for the two preview performances are available exclusively through theatre ticketing app TodayTix. Evil Dead: the Musical officially opens on Friday, October 7th and is followed by a champagne reception following the show for all in attendance. The reception is sponsored by official restaurant partner, The Iron Bridge Wine Company. Red Branchwill also host Thirsty Thursday happy hours an hour before Thursday performances on October 13, 20, and 27. The performance on October 16th will be ASL-interpreted. A costume party in the theatre for all ticketholders will precede the late-night closing performance on October 29th.
Hearkening to the campy nature of the original source material, fake blood and guts flies across the stage throughout the course of each performance. Special Splash Zone seating has been added to each performance for audience members that want to be immersed in the world of the show with a guarantee to be splashed with gory special effects. Ponchos will be available for sale for an additional fee. A limited number of rush tickets will also be available throughout the course of the run exclusively through TodayTix. Patrons can unlock special pricing directly through the app available on Apple and Android smartphones.
Based on the cult classic film series starring Bruce Campbell, Evil Dead follows five college students on a weekend trip to an abandoned cabin in the woods. After accidentally unleashing a flesh-eating force, the musical takes several comedic twists and turns. Adapted for stage from from Sam Raimi's "Evil Dead" film series, Evil Dead: The Musical weaves together plot lines and characters from the three original films. With music by Christopher Bond, Frank Cipolla, Melissa Morris, and George Reinblatt, the musical was originally adapted for a musical theatre class at Queen's University in Ontario. The musical played Off-Broadway at New World Stages from November 1, 2006 to February 17, 2007. Following Evil Dead: the Musical, Red Branch will conclude its 2016 season with Harry Connick, Jr.'s The Happy Elf.
Cast & Production Staff:
Benjamin Stoll - Ash
Carson Gregory - Linda
Danny Bertaux - Scott
Sarah Goldstein - Cheryl
Angeleaza Anderson - Shelly/Annie
Peter Boyer - Jake
Cole Watts - Ed
Stage Direction and Choreography by Jenny Male
Music Direction by Aaron Broderick
Stage Management: Dana Fleischer
Lighting Design: Lynn Joslin
Set Design: Ryan Haase
Costume Design: Andrew Malone
Props Design: Alison Andersen
Special Effects Make Up Design: Hannah Fogler
Sound Design: Seth Schwartz
Weapons Consultant: Robb Hunter
Opening Night Post-Show Reception - October 7
Thirsty Thursdays (Pre-Show Happy Hour) - October 13, 20, 27 at 6:30 PM
ASL-Interpreted Performance - October 16 at 3 PM
Pre-Show Costume Party - October 29, 8 PM
Individual tickets available for purchase online at www.redbranchtheatrecompany.com or by calling the box office at (410) 997-9352.
Sarah Luckadoo and Peter BoyerPhoto courtesy of Bruce F Press Photography
Danny Bertaux, Sarah Goldstein, and Benjamin StollPhoto courtesy of Bruce F Press Photography
Danny Bertaux and Benjamin StollPhoto courtesy of Bruce F Press Photography
Angeleaza Anderson and Benjamin StollPhoto courtesy of Bruce F Press Photography
Ensemble driving to a cabin in the woods
Danny Bertaux, Carson Elizabeth Gregory, and Peter BoyerPhoto courtesy of Bruce F Press Photography