When: Sundays, 2 & 7 p.m., Saturdays, 3 & 8 p.m., Fridays, 8 p.m. and Tuesdays-Thursdays, 7:30 p.m. Continues through Oct. 22 2017
Sam Raimi's Evil Dead series of films is a late-night staple for both its outlandish gore and its bizarre sense of humor. A team of Canadians led by comedy writer George Reinblatt believed that with one major tweak — the addition of songs — the cult classics could also rule the stage. Their Evil Dead: The Musical is as tongue-in-cheek (and as explosively gory) as the films, with everybody singing as they lose limbs and suffer possession by deadites. The plot remains mostly the same, with a group of friends heading to a cabin in the woods for sexy times, only to suffer some very unsexy times indeed. If you are one of those special people who believe a musical would be enhanced by geysers of blood raining down on the people in the front row, you're in luck — you can buy tickets for the "splatter zone." Imagine Gallagher smashing heads instead of watermelons and you're on the right track. Evil Dead: The Musical is performed at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday through Thursday, 8 p.m. Friday, 3 and 8 p.m. Saturday and 2 and 7 p.m. Sunday (October 12 to 22) at the Grandel Theater (3610 Grandel Square; www.thegrandel.com). Tickets are $50 to $90.