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Aug 1, 2017

EVIL DEAD: THE MUSICAL RETURNS TO THE CITY THEATRE SEPTEMBER 28-OCTOBER 28

Tickets On Sale Now

(DETROIT– August 1, 2017) — The hilariously, bloody tradition continues this fall as Evil Dead: The Musical returns for its eighth season performing at the City Theatre; presented by Sweat Equity Studio and Olympia Entertainment. A talented pack of local cast members, new and returning, will rise to bring the familiar tale to life with a five-week engagement from Thursday, September 28 through Saturday, October 28 at the City Theatre.

Tickets ($30 general admission) are on sale now and can be purchased at OlympiaEntertainment.com, The Fox Theatre, Joe Louis Arena and Ticketmaster.com. To charge tickets by phone, call (800) 745-3000. For additional information, call (313) 471-6611. Please note, the Splatter Zone seats, where the blood really flows, are available on a first-come-first-serve basis. Groups of 8 or more can receive a discount by calling Olympia Entertainment Group Sales at 313-471-3099.

Based on Sam Raimi’s 80’s cult classic films, Evil Dead: The Musical unearths the old familiar story: boy and friends take a weekend getaway at abandoned cabin, boy expects to get lucky, boy unleashes ancient evil spirit, friends turn into Candarian Demons, boy fights until dawn to survive. As musical mayhem descends upon this sleepover in the woods, "camp" takes on a whole new meaning with uproarious numbers like "All the Men in my Life Keep Getting Killed by Candarian Demons", "What the F&%* Was That?" and "Do the Necronomicon".   

With the approval of both Sam Raimi and the film’s star, Bruce Campbell, the first musical version of the film was staged and enjoyed a successful workshop in Toronto and subsequent performances at the Just for Laughs Festival 2004. The Off-Broadway production opened on November 1, 2006 and ran through September 6, 2008.

Returning cast members include David Schoen as Jake, Garett Harris as Scotty, Hayley Pulizzi as Linda, Shannon Hurst as Shelly/Annie, Joel Frazee as Ed and Kiera Elyse as Cheryl, with newcomer Matthew Pecek as ASH. Jamie Warrow will direct. Evil Dead: The Musical has book & lyrics by George Reinblatt and Music by Frank Cipolla, Christopher Boyd, Melissa Morris, and George Reinblatt. 

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