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ORONO – Thanks to one Orono theatre company, the dead are rising … and singing … and dancing.

Some Theatre Company’s production of “Evil Dead: The Musical” – with book and lyrics by George Reinblatt and music by Reinblatt, Frank Cipolla, Christopher Bond and Melissa Morris – is running at the Keith Anderson House in Orono through Nov. 9; the show is directed by Elaine Bard, with musical direction by Jason Wilkes.

It’s based on the Sam Raimi movie series of the same name, a beloved cult favorite that starred Bruce Campbell as an out-of-his-depth guy who winds up thrust into an apocalyptic fight between good and evil that he is not even remotely prepared for. It is gory and visceral while also being winkingly self-aware and wildly funny. And as of 2003 – it’s a musical.

And in the capable hands of the folks at STC, it is a hell of a lot of fun.

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Tuesday, 10 November 2015 20:16

Evil Dead: The Musical

ORONO Some Theater Company's production of Evil Dead: The Musical (directed by Elaine Bard) is a fun, breezy, bloody, profanity-laced tribute to 'Evil Dead,' the classic 1981 movie.

The story follows a group of college kids led by Ash (Logan Bard) as they go to a cabin in the woods to party. They soon find it harbors a great evil that is unwittingly unleashed. Soon the trees are alive and the dead start returning from the grave. It's up to Ash, his chainsaw and his shotgun to survive the night.

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