Evil Dead: The Musical Set to Slay Audiences at KWC in Owensboro
If you look at lists of the best horror films of all-time, nearly every single one includes the cult classic, The Evil Dead. It's hard to believe, but that film turns 40-years-old this year. Yes, the original was released way back in 1981. In case you don't remember, this may help.
Well, that film, directed by Sam Raimi, spawned a sequel- Evil Dead II- which came out in 1987 and 1992's Army of Darkness. It has since been rebooted, with Evil Dead bowing in 2013 and a new film, Evil Dead Rise, bowing in 2022.
Well, who knew that Evil Dead was also a musical? I mean, wait. What? Are you kidding? Yeah, uh, no. It's a real thing. It even played Off-Broadway back in 2007. Well, now it's going to be playing right here in Owensboro this Halloween.
Kentucky Wesleyan College presents Evil Dead: The Musical. The show, directed by Turner Vaughn, is set for October 28th through October 31st at the Ralph Center on the KWC campus. General admission tickets are just $12 per person. KWC faculty/staff get in for $10 and students can see the show for just $8 per person.
The showtimes are as follows: 7pm, Thursday, October 28th, Friday, October 29th and Saturday, October 30th. There's a special Halloween matinee at 2pm on the 31st.
By the way, due to the nature of Evil Dead, there is a WARNING for explicit content/language and, of course, fake blood.
If you want a taste of what to expect, here's some footage from the Off-Broadway version. **By the way, the warning in place for the live version is in place for this video too.**