Slashing & mowing its way through Charleston this October is the first ever co-production partnership between sister theatres What If? Productions and Threshold Repertory Theatre as together they present the campy, horror blood-fest Evil Dead: The Musical beginning Oct. 6 at 84 1/2 Society Street.
Directed by What If? Artistic Director Kyle Barnette (The Cannibals, Cabaret, Thrill Me) the musical features some of musical theatres most inspired song titles such ‘What the F#*k Was That?’ and ‘All the Men In My Life Keep Getting Killed by Candarian Demons’, on-stage dismemberment, outlandish demon choreography and gallons and gallons of blood each night.
Threshold’s Artistic Director Jay Danner points out that, ‘since the show is so technically difficult we thought splitting the responsibilities right in half was the smartest route to go.’ So as What If? takes on the direction, musical direction, costumes and choreography for the show, Threshold assumed the equally challenging technical elements which include building a rigged set with a trap door and talking animals, a multitude of functional and bizarre props and blood, blood and more blood that audiences will get to experience first hand.
‘There is nothing serious about this show. It’s absurd, hilarious and bloody as hell,’ notes Barnette. ‘We even have a Splash Zone of seats where enthusiastic audience-goers can get as soaked as they see fit.’
Catch Evil Dead: The Musical Oct. 6 - 8, 13 - 15, 20 - 22 & 27 - 29 at 7:30pm. Late night show dates Oct. 22 & 29 at 11pm. Add $3 to any ticket for limited Splash Zone seats each night online as thresholdrep.org or whatifproductions.org or call 843.277.2172.