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'Evil Dead: The Musical' moves to the City Theatre for a bloody good time

Posted: Sept. 9, 2010

DETROIT — After a record-breaking run last fall at The Ringwald, Who Wants Cake? has teamed with Olympia Entertainment to bring the hilariously bloody production of Evil Dead: The Musical starring Wilde Award-winner Mitchell Koory to Detroit's City Theatre, starting Friday, Oct. 8 through Sunday, Oct. 31.

Based on Sam Raimi's 80s 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 the film's star, Bruce Campbell, 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 & lyrics by George Reinblatt and music by Frank Cipolla, Christopher Boyd, Melissa Morris and George Reinblatt.

Who Wants Cake? opened the doors to its resident home, The Ringwald, in May 2007 with Fatal Attraction: A Greek Tragedy. Quickly, The Ringwald became a mainstay of Detroit's theater community, offering up slice after slice of successful shows including Southern Baptist Sissies, Debbie Does Dallas: The Musical, Killer Joe, The Bad Seed, The Book of Liz, Rent and Evil Dead: The Musical. Who Wants Cake? was named the 2008 and 2009 Best Theatre Group in Channel 4's Vote 4 The Best contest, the 2009 Best Theatrical Troupe by Real Detroit, and Best Place to see Local Theatre in the 2010 Best of Detroit poll.

Performance Schedule:

City Theatre is located inside of Hockeytown Café at 2301 Woodward Ave., Detroit.

Tickets ($30 general admission and $35 reserved "splatter" seats) go on sale Saturday, Sept. 11 at 10 a.m. and may be purchased at, the Fox Theatre and Joe Louis Arena box offices, Hockeytown Authentics in Troy (without service charge), at all Ticketmaster locations, and at the City Theatre box office, located inside Hockeytown Cafe. To charge tickets by phone, call 1-800-745-3000.

For additional information, call 313-471-6611.

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