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 August 28, 2012
By JOE – FOLLOWING YOUR FEARS
I first heard about “Evil Dead:The Musical” before it became a mainstay at the Planet Hollywood. I was psyched, you would get to watch The Evil Dead (in 4d!) with people who truly appreciate all that is important in life; music, blood, and Bruce Campbell.
Steve and I arrive at Planet Hollywood’s V Theater, a quaint little theater sandwiched between a few bars and a restaurant. As the Deadites outside lead us in and to our seats I hadn’t the slightest idea what exactly I was in for.
The splatter section is seating located directly in front of the stage, where (for a slightly higher admission price) you are given a white splatter section t-shirt. Then, with each punctured ankle, with each shotgun blast, with each severed limb, WITH EACH FOOT OF INTESTINE PULLED FROM IT’S VICTIMS BODY(!) you are drenched more and more thus staining your once whitest of t-shirts, blood red. Yes, sitting in the splatter section will make you the envy of all your friends. With it’s unparalleled audience-cast member interaction, it’s style is impetuous, it’s defense is impregnable, it’s ferocious, it wants your heart, it wants to eat your children! It may not want to do any of those things listed above, but just know this…If you don’t sit in this section at least once, you WILL regret it.
Evil Dead the Musical, the only thing I enjoyed more than the Friday night showing was being able to come back that Saturday night and watch it all over again. It may have just been me but going in Saturday and knowing what to expect, being able to sit back, Newcastle in hand, and watch the crowd’s reaction to the performance unfolding before them, anticipating each laugh, each chant of “Join us”…Yeah, this is how I’d recommend seeing it, twice.
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!