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'Evil Dead The Musical' back for the second time

“It’s a comedy. It’s very, very funny,” said Marc Beaudette, the musical’s director

The Algoma Repertory Theatre is presenting Evil Dead The Musical for a second time since 2019 starting on Wednesday, Oct. 27 and running four days until Oct. 30. It will be shown at Union Hall on 68 Dennis Street. 

The musical is a comedy based on the movies Evil Dead and Evil Dead II. It follows five college students who go to an abandoned cabin in the woods and find an ancient book, which turns them all into demon zombies. Ash, the story’s hero, battles the demons throughout the show. 

“It’s a comedy. It’s very, very funny,” said Marc Beaudette, the musical’s director and artistic director of Algoma Repertory Theatre. 

“The show is campy, there's nothing scary about it,” he said of the musical’s genre. 

For an extra $5, audience members can sit in the “splash zone”, which includes a poncho and the opportunity to sit and get splattered with blood throughout the show. 

“We've been rehearsing for six weeks and the show is really coming together. Everybody’s having a blast doing it,” Beaudette said. 

“It’s a couple hours to sit back and let laughter take away everything that everybody’s been going through since March of 2020,” he said. 

“Everyone but three of the cast members are returning from the original show, and the three people that are new have really meshed with the rest. Having three new members brings a new twist to the original production.”

“We're at about 50 per cent right now and we expect over the next week to be close to sold out,” he said of the ticket sales so far. 

Tickets are $35 each for general admission, and $40 for the “splash zone”. 

“The show was really well received two years ago. Everyone that saw it had a good time,” Beaudette said. 

Evil Dead The Musical is not suitable for children under the age of 17 due to the show’s strong language and adult themes.

Virtual Diagon Alley

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Sault Symphony Orchestra at the Sault Museum

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