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Posted: Aug. 20, 2012 at 7:40 a.m.
DETROIT - The Ringwald and Olympia Entertainment are thrilled to bring the hilariously, bloody "Evil Dead: The Musical" back to Detroit for its third annual engagement. In honor of the cult classic's Detroit world premiere in October 1981, the musical will perform a four-week engagement starting Thursday, Oct. 4 through Saturday, Oct. 27 at 8 p.m., running Thursday, Friday and Saturday nights at Detroit's City Theatre, located inside Hockeytown Cafe at 2301 Woodward Avenue.
Based on Sam Raimi's 80ís cult classic films, "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", "What the F&%* Was That?" and "Do the Necronomicon".
With the approval of both Sam Raimi and Bruce Campbell, the film's star, the first musical version of the film was staged and enjoyed a successful workshop in Toronto and subsequent performances at the Just for Laughs Festival 2004. The off-Broadway production opened Nov. 1, 2006 and ran through Sept. 6, 2008.
"Evil Dead: The Musical" has book and lyrics by George Reinblatt and music by Frank Cipolla, Christopher Boyd, Melissa Morris and George Reinblatt.
Tickets ($15 for opening night and $26 general admission) go on sale Friday, Aug. 24 at 10 a.m. and can be purchased at www.OlympiaEntertainment.com, The Fox Theatre, Joe Louis Arena and the City Theatre box office, located inside Hockeytown Cafe box offices, Hockeytown Authentics in Troy (without service charge) at all Ticketmaster locations and www.Ticketmaster.com. To charge tickets by phone, call 800-745-3000.
For additional information, call 313-471-6611 or go to www.TheRingwald.com. Please note, the Splatter Zone seats, where the bold really flows, are available on a first-come-first-serve basis.
Thursday, Oct. 4: 8 p.m.
Friday, Oct. 5: 8 p.m.
Saturday, Oct. 6: 8 p.m.
Thursday, Oct. 11: 8 p.m.
Friday, Oct. 12: 8 p.m.
Saturday, Oct. 13: 8 p.m.
Thursday, Oct. 18: 8 p.m.
Friday, Oct. 19: 8 p.m.
Saturday, Oct. 20: 8 p.m.
Thursday, Oct. 25: 8 p.m.
Friday, Oct. 26: 8 p.m.
Saturday, Oct. 27: 8 p.m.
About Ringwald Theatre
The Ringwald opened its doors on May 11, 2007 with "Fatal Attraction: A Greek Tragedy" and quickly became a mainstay of Detroit's theater community. The Ringwald was named 2009 and 2012 Best Theatrical Troupe by Real Detroit and Best Place to See Local Theatre in 2010, 2011 and 2012 by the readers of Metro Times.
About Olympia Entertainment
Olympia Entertainment, a Detroit-based company owned by entrepreneurs Michael and Marian Ilitch, is one of the country's most diverse sport and entertainment companies and the largest organization of its kind in the Midwest. The company owns and operates Detroit's Fox Theatre, the intimate City Theatre and also books and operates Joe Louis Arena and books Comerica Park. Olympia Entertainment also handles business operations for the Detroit Red Wings, an Original Six member of the National Hockey League and collaborates with the Detroit Tigers baseball franchise and other Ilitch companies. Other Ilitch companies include Little Caesars Pizza, Ilitch Holdings, Inc., Blue Line Foodservice Distribution, Champion Foods, the Detroit Red Wings, Little Caesar Pizza Kits Fundraising Program, Olympia Development and Uptown Entertainment. Additionally, Michael Ilitch owns the Detroit Tigers, Inc., and Marian Ilitch owns MotorCity Casino Hotel.