Originally posted to EVIL DEAD THE MUSICAL site 9/24/13 – You’ll be seeing a lot of these archival posts from my days with EVIL DEAD to make sure they don’t get lost in case the original site goes down. Plus it is a bit of fun to stroll down memory lane…
Originally Posted January 10, 2012
By ANTHONY DEL VALLE – LAS VEGAS REVIEW JOURNAL
We are twice blessed with “Evil Dead: The Musical.”
The song-and-dance pastiche of all things zombie opened last October for a limited engagement. Apparently, audiences like gross-out. The original show consistently turned people away, and director Sirc Michaels (aka Chris Palkow) is hoping they’ll try their luck again.
The remount remains in top shape. The cast is mostly made up of returnees, and the show continues to feel like a mad, yet precise, improvisation.
No need to say much about the plot. It ain’t O’Neill, but it’s funny.
Five college students wander into the woods and become squatters in an isolated cabin. Their mistake. Visitors frequently form intimate relationships with hammers, daggers, rifles and chain saws. This troupe’s one hope may be that leader Ash — a young, Walter Mitty-ish housewares employee — is determined to save everyone. I’ll give away this much: He seldom succeeds.
Major word of warning: Come prepared to get wet. It’s amazing how much blood a human body can hold.
Hey guys! Chris Palkow aka Sirc Michaels here. I wanted to reiterate that this is NOT my original story, but it IS something I give a crap about! I hope you find it informative and interesting! Leave your comments and share!