ST. LOUIS, MO / August 15, 2017 – Emery Entertainment, Inc. presents the St. Louis national tour debut of the wildly popular cult classic Evil Dead – The Musical at The Grandel Theatre for a limited two-week engagement October 10-22. Tickets go are on sale now, and are available at MetroTix.com, by calling 314-534-1111 or visiting the Fox Theatre box office. Tickets are $90 for VIP Splatter Zone, $75 and $60 for orchestra, and $50 for the balcony. Show times are Tuesday-Thursday at 7:30 p.m., Friday at 8 p.m., Saturday at 3 p.m. & 8 p.m., Sunday at 2 p.m. & 7 p.m.
The Winner of the 2007 Dora Audience Choice Award for Toronto’s favorite show, Evil Dead – The Musical is the hilarious and outrageous story of five college friends spending the weekend in an abandoned cabin in the woods after accidentally unleashing an evil force that turns them all into Candarian demons.
The “Splatter Zone,” located within the first three rows of seating, is for super fans who can’t get enough of blood “splatter” during their favorite scenes of death and destruction in the woods. Audience members in these seats are covered in fake blood as part of the ‘real-life’ effects that take place during scenes in the show. In addition to some dismembered limbs, demons telling bad jokes and catchy tunes (Look Who’s Evil Now, All the Men in My Life Keep Getting Killed by Demons), the show features a saucy combination of wit and sexual innuendo that keeps audiences laughing.
Evil Dead – The Musical is the most fun you can have at the theatre. It’s a show everyone loves – even if you don’t love musicals,” said Corey Ross, president of Starvox Entertainment. “Since being called ‘the next Rocky Horror Show’ by The New York Times, the show has been touring around the world, so all can enjoy the evil fun.”
“We are always looking for fun and creative shows to bring to our audiences, and this is the perfect choice for the Halloween season. St. Louis is in for a bloody good time!” exclaimed Paul Emery, President of Emery Entertainment, Inc.
The original Canadian production, based on the Evil Dead film franchise, opened in Toronto in 2003 and enjoyed an immensely popular run, with 200 productions now presented in cities around the world to sold-out houses and rave reviews from critics. The franchise is more popular than ever with the “Ash vs Evil Dead” TV Show entering its third season.
Evil Dead – The Musical’s book and lyrics are by George Reinblatt, with music by Frank Cipolla, Christopher Bond, Melissa Morris and George Reinblatt by special arrangement with Renaissance Pictures, Ltd & Canal Plus SA. Musical supervision by Frank Cipolla and additional lyrics by Christopher Bond with additional music by Rob Daleman. George Reinblatt’s comedy writing is widely known and he is well-loved for his Comedy Central roasts such as the recent Justin Bieber Roast.
For more information, go to www.evildeadthemusical.com. Twitter: @EvilDeadTheTour, Facebook: EvilDeadTheTour, Instagram: @EvilDeadTheTour
By Special Arrangement with Renaissance Pictures, Ltd. & Canal Plus SA
Originally produced in New York by Jenkay LLC, Jeffrey Latimer Entertainment, and Just for Laughs Live
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About Evil Dead – The Musical: This musical first glimpsed the light of day in Toronto, where early workshop engagements played to capacity and beyond. While local mainstream theatre audiences flocked to the show, diehard fans of the Evil Dead film series made pilgrimages from across North America to witness the birth of a new cult hit. The popular workshop production enjoyed two sold-out runs at Toronto’s Tranzac Club in 2003 before heading off to Montreal in 2004 as part of the 22nd Just For Laughs Festival. It opened off-Broadway at New World Stages in November 2006 and was produced by Jenkay LLC, Jeffrey Latimer Entertainment, and Just for Laughs Live. Evil Dead – The Musical returned to Toronto in 2007 for a record-breaking run of more than 300 performances at the old Diesel Playhouse. The production enjoyed a hugely successful remount at Toronto’s Randolph Theatre in the fall of 2013. The February 2016 Toronto run of this production was a sell-out and it subsequently went on tour each year to select cities across North America.
Emery Entertainment, Inc.
St. Louis-based Emery Entertainment, Inc. has produced and promoted thousands of events around the globe, including superstar attractions such as Blue Man Group, Bono, David Copperfield, James Taylor, and Men Are From Mars, Women Are From Venus – LIVE! With a proven track record for venues of various sizes – from intimate 200-seat theaters to 20,000-seat arenas – Emery Entertainment, Inc. took over the management, programming, and marketing of the 240-seat Playhouse @ Westport Plaza in the Fall of 2016. The venue is filling a niche for a variety of Broadway and Off-Broadway entertainment that would otherwise not find its way to the St. Louis area. Emery Entertainment, Inc. is excited to now bring additional Off-Broadway programming to The Grandel Theatre.
Located at 3610 Grandel Square, in the heart of the Grand Center Arts District, the historic Grandel Theatre is currently under renovation and once complete will host a multitude of artistic endeavors, including main stage productions, visual art exhibits, educational programs, and live jazz as the home of The Dark Room. In cooperation with Grand Center Inc., the Kranzberg Arts Foundation will operate and manage The Grandel, creating significant partnerships to bring exciting new theatre, dance, and concert programming to The Grandel’s stage.
Founded in 2005 by Corey Ross, Starvox Entertainment has ranked on Profit Magazine’s list of Canada’s top growth companies for four years running – the only live entertainment company ever to place on the list. Ross was a producer on the Canadian production of Andrew Lloyd Webber’s CATS and produces an annual tour of Evil Dead – The Musical to record-breaking sales in Canada and the United States. Since 2012, Starvox produces the touring west-end hit show Potted Potter: The Unauthorized Harry Experience. Starvox is the producer of Trey Parker’s Cannibal! The Musical and Faulty Towers Live! The Dining Experience in Toronto. In 2015, Starvox produced a national tour of a new adaptation of Sherlock Holmes starring David Arquette. In Toronto, Starvox launched the Canadian premiere of Dee Snider’s Rock ‘n’ Roll Christmas Tale, amongst other productions. Starvox has presented two productions written and directed by Woody Harrelson, presented John Malkovich in Giacomo Variations, and produced nationally-broadcast concerts for the Stephen Lewis Foundation featuring Alicia Keys, Annie Lennox, and Harry Belafonte, among others. Starvox recently produced the multi-million dollar reboot of the classic Las Vegas revue show, Jubilee, for Caesars Entertainment, with pop megastar Beyonce’s creative team at the helm. In the upcoming season, Starvox will produce the Wow Variety Spectacular for Caesars Entertainment’s Rio Casino, a Mexican tour for rock star Bryan Adams and more musicals to be announced in Fall 2017 expected to tour to Broadway.