This was originally posted to the Las Vegas EVIL DEAD THE MUSICAL site in 2014. 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 the shuffle of the interwebs. Plus it is a bit of fun to stroll down memory lane…
WE’RE FIGHTING THE UNDEAD – AND SAVING KANGAROOS!!
ROOS-N-MORE is a private zoo located in Moapa, about 20 miles north of Las Vegas. They are a rescue shelter of sorts for exotic animals such as kangaroos, llamas, giraffes, otters, and more. They have educational outreach programs so kids can go and learn about these animals up close and even reach out and touch them!
This is a great place, and one our cast has actually visited in the past to great delight.
Recently, the powers that be decided to force them to add additional bathrooms and other amenities. Until they do, they can’t be open to the public. And without being open to the public, their funding is drying up.
These guys need a lot of help to keep their place rocking, and we want to make sure they get it.
So we are making February ROOS-N-MORE month at the show! We have a soft spot for animals, and once you’ve held a baby joey you’ll understand why we think this place is so damned special! So we are asking you, our fans, to step up once again and show that we aren’t just a bunch of rabble rousing, blood-crazy lunatics!
So what’s going on?
1. TICKETS – Get a KICKASS deal on tickets to the show all month long.
2. MERCHANDISE – We will be selling special exclusive merchandise featuring Ashley J. Wallaby at S-Mart in the lobby. T-shirts, buttons, and mugs will all be available. The prices range from $5 to $30. Proceeds from these merchandise sales will go directly to ROOS-N-MORE! Please bring cash to help expedite our ability to get the funds to the zoo!
3. DONATE – Use the savings on the tickets to donate to the cause directly, which we will be taking at the show! They need to raise about $200,000 and so we want to do whatever we can to make that number smaller.
4. EXOTIC ANIMALS AT THE SHOW – Every Saturday night we will have animals from the zoo at the show and will bring them out to guilt you into wanting to help them. The cuteness of these animals will do a much better job at convincing you to help than our rotting deadites will likely be able to do alone! They will also be available at the end of the show to take pics with Ash and you guys, which will make the trip even MORE special!
Please come out to the show this month and help us help these animals. If they don’t raise the funds, there is a strong likelihood that they will have to close, which would mean all the animals would have to be shipped to regular zoos and we will lose an important educational program right here in Las Vegas!
Cheap seats, visits from exotic animals, and awesome exclusive merchandise featuring Ashley J Wallaby! What the hell else are you doing with your weekends, anyway?! JOIN US!
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!
Here is a link to the original story: http://evildeadvegas.com/news/evil-dead-names-february-roo-n-zoo-month-show/