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Evil Dead: The Musical
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Evil Dead: The Musical

Book and Lyrics by George Reinblatt
Music by Frank Cipolla, Christopher Bond, Melissa Morris, George Reinblatt
Music Supervision by Frank Cipolla
Additional Lyrics by Christopher Bond
Additional Music by Rob Daleman

Directed by Rob Roznowski
Musical Directed by Jeff English
Choreographed by Sebastian Gerstner


Friday, October 15, 2010 - 8:00p.m.
Friday, October 15, 2010 - 11:59p.m.
Saturday, October 16, 2010 - 8:00p.m.
*Sunday, October 17, 2010 - 2:00p.m.

Wednesday, October 20, 2010 - 7:30p.m.
**Thursday, October 21, 2010 - 7:30p.m.
Friday, October 22, 2010 - 8:00p.m.
Friday, October 22, 2010 - 11:59p.m.
Saturday, October 23, 2010 - 8:00p.m.
Sunday, October 24, 2010 - 2:00p.m.

A side-splitting musical spoof based on the popular cult horror films by former MSU student Sam Raimi. Five college students spend spring break in an abandoned cabin in the woods where they unleash an ancient evil all the while singing hilarious musical numbers. Blood, guts, gore...and dancing! Keep checking for special MSU alumni guests related to this production.

Special Events:

  • ^Friday October 15, 2010: Actress Betsy Baker (MSU Theatre alumnus and star of the cult film, “THE EVIL DEAD”) appears in MSU Homecoming Parade.
  • Sunday, October 17, 2010: Director Pre-Show Discussion @ 1:15p.m.
  • ^Monday, October  18, 2010FREE SCREENING OF “THE EVIL DEAD” in the Comm Arts Building (room 147) on the MSU Campus @ 7:30p.m. No reservations necessary. Q and A with Ms. Baker and other guests to follow the screening. 
  • ^Tuesday, October 19, 2010FREE Community “Acting for the Camera” Class with Ms. Baker RCAH Auditorium Snyder-Phillips @ 7:30p.m. No reservations necessary.
  • Wednesday, October 20, 2010: Performance of Evil Dead: The Musical, @ 7:30p.m. Pasant Theatre, Wharton Center. ^Q and A with Ms. Baker and cast and crew follows the performance. Discount vouchers for this evening’s performance will be distributed at the screening and class.
  • Thursday, October 21, 2010 (Following the performance): Post-Show Discussion with Department of Theatre Production Team.

^Indicates special events in conjunction with the East Lansing Film Festival


EVIL DEAD: THE MUSICAL is presented by special arrangement with SAMUEL FRENCH, INC.

Disclaimer: Evil Dead: the Musical is recommended for mature audiences due to language and sexual references … oh, and the blood.

Tickets are available from the Wharton Center Box Office, 1.800.WHARTON, whartoncenter.com
For a truly up-close-and-personal experience, be sure to sit in the Splatter Zone, where the gore hits the floor...and the audience (but order early as these tickets are selling out fast).


This activity is supported in part by the Arts Council of Greater Lansing.


Made possible with support of the City of East Lansing Arts Commission.