****HIGHLY RECOMMENDED**** As the first winter storm with measurable snowfall blew into Chicago one evening last week, the audience at the Pride Arts Center eagerly settled in for the Chicago storefront premiere of Black Button Eyes Productions riotously entertaining and completely hilarious production of “Evil Dead: The Musical.” While there were plenty of liquids flying through the air on stage, they were neither white in color nor crystallized like the flakes swirling outdoors. This clever parody, a mash-up of sorts of all of the Sam Raimi classic films that inspired it, has an uproariously funny book by George Reinblatt, who also wrote the wacky lyrics. The lively score was composed by Christopher Bond, Frank Cipolla, Melissa Morris and Reinblatt. This would make a great date night for you and your bloody Valentine. 4 BIG SPOTLIGHTS
“Evil Dead: The Musical” runs through Saturday, February 16, 2019
The Broadway at Pride Arts Center, 4139 North Broadway, Chicago
Curtain Times: Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays at 7:30 PM, Sundays at 2:00 PM.
Please note: there will be an added performance on Tuesday, January 29 at 7:30 PM.
Tickets: $30 and are currently available at www.blackbuttoneyes.com or evildeadchicago.brownpapertickets.com
Running time is approximately 2 hours, including one 10-minute intermission.
Read reviews by Carol Moore and Jeffrey Leibham at www.spotlightonlake.com.