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Rebekkah Adams grew up in Ithaca, New York with one younger brother, two artistic parents and two lovable dogs. Starting from early childhood, she has taken an interest in music, traveling and writing. She attended college at The University of Texas at Austin and graduated with a degree in Radio-Television-Film and a degree in English. She has since worked in film, advertising, PR and as a freelance writer and editor. When not writing articles, she spends her time singing, shopping and working on fiction pieces. She currently lives in Austin, TX with her husband and one dog.

Recap: Evil Dead The Musical At The Long Center In Austin

In 1981, The Evil Dead kicked off a series of films that gained an instant cult following and continue to enjoy popularity today, especially with the release of the remake in 2013. Based on the original three films, Evil Dead The Musical traces back to 2003 where it debuted in Toronto and has since become a smash hit in cities around the globe. This weekend, it has stopped over in Austin, a city who loves all things Evil Dead. The atmosphere at the Long Center was

Evil Dead The Musical Cast (Photo Credit: thelongcenter.org)

Evil Dead The Musical Cast (Photo Credit: thelongcenter.org)

different from the typical theatre going experience. To greet attendees, zombies waited outside the entrance and offered to pose for photos. Inside, countless people were dressed in Evil Dead themed attire, setting the stage for an action-packed show.

When the musical began, the excitement of the audience was palpable and only continued to grow throughout the performance. While the original The Evil Dead was campy, the stage version takes things even further. The hilarity extends to the lyrics, dance moves and silly props as well as the show’s take on the classic characters from the original first and second film. Fans will notice that Army of Darkness is somewhat left out, but the crowd did not seem to mind and enjoyed the slight references to it.

Ash takes down a deadite with his chainsaw (Photo Credit: thelongcenter.org)

Ash takes down a deadite with his chainsaw (Photo Credit: thelongcenter.org)

By now, we all know that five college students on their way to “an old abandoned cabin in the woods” can only end one way. In the case of this group, it means evil Candarian demons are unleashed on the cabin, slowly picking off the students as they try to escape the woods to safety. As main character Ash, immortalized by Bruce Campbell in the original film, finds his friends and brand new acquaintances taken down, he must fight the demons alone and save all of mankind.

No production would be complete without a delightful cast, and this lively bunch gave their all to each character and joke. By far, “All The Men In My Life Keep Getting Killed By Candarian Demons” stands out

Ash and Scott (Photo Credit: thelongcenter.org)

Ash and his best friend Scott (Photo Credit: thelongcenter.org)

as a favorite as well as “Good Old Reliable Jake” which both brought rounds of applause from the audience. The climax succeeded in thrilling by introducing uber-fans to the meaning of the “splatter zone” as those in the first few rows were drenched in blood from the stage.

As with most parodies, fans of the original Evil Dead series will find extra enjoyment in the insider jokes. But non-fans or more recent fans who have only seen the new Evil Dead will still be able to laugh along throughout the production.

WHEN: Through September 21, 2014

The Long Center
701 W Riverside Dr
Austin, TX 78704
Ph. 512-474-5664

TICKETS: Please click here to purchase tickets.

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