All during the month of October, the 2nd Street Theater is presenting one of the more (most?) unusual shows to grace Central Oregon’s stages: Evil Dead: The Musical.
Based on Sam Raimi’s 80s cult classic films, EVIL DEAD tells the tale of 5 college kids who travel to a cabin in the woods and accidentally unleash an evil force. The songs are hilariously campy and the show is bursting with more farce than a Monty Python skit.
EVIL DEAD: THE MUSICAL unearths the old familiar story: boy and friends take a weekend getaway at abandoned cabin, boy expects to get lucky, boy unleashes ancient evil spirit, friends turn into Candarian Demons, boy fights until dawn to survive. As musical mayhem descends upon this sleepover in the woods, "camp" takes on a whole new meaning with uproarious numbers like "All the Men in my Life Keep Getting Killed by Candarian Demons", "Look Who’s Evil Now "and "Do the Necronomicon".
Shows take place Wednesday through Sunday (except for this Sunday, the 4th), starting at 8pm Wednesdays through Saturdays and 6pm on Sundays. On October 31st, they’re going Rocky Horror-style and presenting a midnight show.
Tickets cost $20 and $18, and you can buy them online at the 2nd Street Theater site.