The Evil Dead: The Musical
June 14, 2017 6pm
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Be prepared to sing 16 - 32 bars of an appropriate song for The Evil Dead. The MD will attend to play.
The Evil Dead - the musical
Directed by - Matthew Overturf
MD - Katherine Anderson
Note: The age roles range is 18 and up. It contains adult themes.
Ash (Tenor/Baritone) (Lead): Male, 18-35
hero and iconic character of the musical, devoted S-Mart housewares employee evolves over the course of the show from a cowardly college student to a wise cracking deadite slayer with his detachable hand chainsaw and 12 gauge "boomstick"
Linda (Soprano) (Lead): Female, 18-35
the prototypical girl next door, sweet, thoughtful, and completely devoted to Ash, until she turns evil and tries to kill him, laughs an annoyingly inordinate amount of time after transforming.
Cheryl (Mezzo-Soprano) (Lead): Female, 18-35
Ash's sister and the odd woman out in the group, looking to spend a week relaxing, she is the recipient of Scotty's jokes and torment, the only one to sense the evil surrounding the cabin, she is the first to be possessed, turning her into an aggressive, foul mouthed demon that speaks in very bad puns, spends the majority of the show locked in the cellar.
Scotty (Tenor/Baritone) (Lead): Male, 18-35
a prankster and Ash's best friend, thinks himself the brave one until he's forced to kill, then his panic leads him to flee, returns to warn Ash about the woods and attempts to help his friend even as he is knocking on death's door.
Shelly (Mezzo-Soprano) (Lead): Female, 18-35
beautiful, easy, and not too smart, Scotty's latest fling and looking to party, just because she becomes an evil demon doesn't mean she can't look good doing it.
Annie (Mezzo-Soprano) (Lead): Female, 18-35
the overbearing, sexy, explorer who finds missing pages to the Necronomicon and wants to reunite with her father to continue their research, very bossy and drawn to Ash, must be comfortable in a tear away revealing costume.
Ed (Tenor/Baritone) (Lead): Male, 18-35
Annie's coworker, boyfriend, and doormat, travels with her to the cabin to proceed with their research of the book of the dead, after turning evil, his confidence may lack but this "Bit Part Demon" is ready to sing.
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