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 September 7, 2012
By MIKE WEATHERFORD – LAS VEGAS REVIEW JOURNAL
Bruce Campbell gets a cut of this thing, right?
The audience at “Evil Dead: The Musical” may or may not have been at the V Theater to get squirted with blood in this one-of-a-kind offering, a campy musical descendant of “The Rocky Horror Show.” But they sure were there for the catchphrases.
The whole thing is a deliberate exercise in bad taste and over-the-topness, so you can’t say there’s a right or wrong way of doing it.
This is “Rocky Horror” in the Twitter era. Early in its life, “Rocky” once was a musical people simply sat and watched. “Evil Dead” skips that phase of evolution and cuts to the chase, making fans instantly part of the party.
Michaels (aka Chris Palkow) does a good job of making a show with complicated cues seem as though it requires no effort at all.
Somewhere, Campbell is smiling. And that’s really the only opinion that counts.
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!