Musical stage revamps of classic movies have cultivated a loyal fan base, unlike stage adaptations of traffic-court transcripts. Make sure your boredom comes to a complete stop with today's GrouponLive deal: for $23, you get one ticket to see Evil Dead: The Musical at Studio Two in the Riffe Center on Sunday, July 10, at 7 p.m. (a $46.25 value, including Ticketmaster fees). Doors open at 6 p.m., and seating will be assigned to the best available east, west, and center sections on a first-come, first-served basis upon ticket pickup at will call. In order for attendees to sit together, their Groupons must be redeemed together.
A treat for horror-movie buffs and fans of sing-along slapstick mutilation, Evil Dead: The Musical lovingly mutates Sam Raimi's goofy and gory ‘80s splatterfest into a gut-busting cult classic that the New York Times has heralded as "the next Rocky Horror Picture Show." Packed with pratfalls, a jaunty score, and gallons of old-fashioned gore, Evil Dead trebuchets audiences into a spooky remote cabin, where doomed college students succumb to possessive demonic forces more pesky and sinister than a pebble-filled sock. Limbs fly and heads roll as our hero, Ash, armed with his signature moxie and chainsaw, battles the undead while the cast is giddily eviscerated to showstopping numbers such as "Do the Necronomicon" and "Look Who's Evil Now." Cheeky, campy, and catchier than an appendix removal, Evil Dead: The Musical rewards fans of the horror franchise while recruiting new generations into the cult. The front rows at Evil Dead shows are typically covered in plastic to catch the crimson corn-syrup shrapnel from the stage geysers, much to the delight of contemporary artists who tote around blank canvases.