Evil Dead Vancouver


Friday, October 23rd, 2009 — 9:00am PST
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Last night I attended the Evil Dead: The Musical production happening at the Vogue on Granville and had a bloody good time. Our city has been blessed with not only one, but two productions of this musical adaptation of the classic Sam Raimi slasher film which in itself has been a bit of a thrill right for some.

First we jump
Then we sit down
Then we get back up
And lasso all around

A while after local Down Stage Right Productions acquired the rights to Evil Dead: The Musical, another company applied and got the rights as well. The other company also opened their show a week ahead of DSR’s (last night at the Vogue) so this is kind of what publicist Rebecca Coleman calls a “Sticky Situation“. However, everyone has been strongly encouraged to check out both shows and as I see it, the city is pretty lucky to host both of these awesome productions this season. The production we saw last night was great and I can’t wait to see the show again, in a different setting and with a hyper-local cast.

Do the robot
And the sprinkler
And finish it off with our best Henry Winkler
“Ay!”

Down Stage Right’s production opens next week at the Norman Rothstein Centre (41st & Oak) and will run until November 7th. They will also have a special midnight performance on October 31st for Halloween. Tickets are $18 and if you’re willing to sit in the Splatter Zone they’re $20.

I’ll be checking out this production next week and DSR has given me the chance to give away two tickets to opening night of their production of Evil Dead. To enter, fill out the contest box below and answer the trivia question provided:

I’ll draw the winner in about a week and in the meantime you can check out some behind-the-scenes footage on DSR’s YouTube channel. The arts need your support now more than ever and perhaps if It’s a Wonderful Life ain’t your thing, maybe Evil Dead can get you to the theatre. It’s worth a shot and definitely worth checking out.

Update: I drew “Joe” as the winner and have contacted him, congratulations! If he cannot claim or use the prize I will draw another winner.

Update: Since I couldn’t reach the first winner, Donna is the next. Thank you for entering the contest!

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6 comments

  1. LiamM says:

    I never thought I’d see this turned into a musical. But I’m excited now that I know it has. I’d be curious to see them do Army of Darkness sometime in the future.

  2. Loxy says:

    I was there last night too!

    Despite being in the 6th row, which is technically not in the splash zone, but I was not spared. 🙂

  3. Megan says:

    I saw this show in Toronto, it’s fabulous! Such a great time.

  4. Mike says:

    I have three quick questions for you, if you have time:

    1.) Which show is better?

    2.) What one is considered professional and which one is considered amateur?

    3.) Are there major differences?

    I am seeing the one at the Rothstein Theatre tonight by DSR productions. My friends and I bought our tickets for this show. We then noticed the reviews we had read in the local papers were for the Vogue Show.

    We’re all very confused.

    If you could email me that would be great. Thank you for your time.

    ~Mike

  5. Miss604 says:

    @Mike

    1) I haven’t seen both yet. I have just been to the one at The Vogue and will go to DSR’s on Tuesday

    2) The DSR Production opened last night and it is the local troupe/local production. The show at the Vogue is with a national group, I believe.

    3) The DSR show has a more modest budget but I don’t expect that will take away from the performance. I can report back after I see it.

    Hope that helps!

    Rebecca

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