Evil Dead at the Warner Theatre

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By Jason Begin                                                                                                                       Staff Writer

The Warner Theatre in Torrington is in its rehearsal process with its production of Evil Dead: The Musical under the direction of Keith Paul and music direction of TJ Tompson. The production will take place in the Nancy Marine Studio Theatre and contains the advertised “Splash Zone”. View discrestion is advised due to the presence of adult language and situations and a waiver required to be fillde out prior to entering the Nancy Marine Studio. Tickets start at $26 for the general public and the run time is approxiamnately 120 minutes long.

Performances:

Saturday, Sep 28 @ 8PM
Sunday, Sep 29 @ 2PM
Friday, Oct. 4 @ 8PM
Saturday, Oct. 5 @ 8PM
Sunday, Oct 6 @ 2PM

Synopsis:

The Warner Stage Company’s production of Evil Dead: The Musical is just as campy and bloody as you would dream it to be, but don’t plan on sitting OUT of the splash zone – come prepared to be a part of the show…the whole show…you never know what may happen.
Evil Dead: The Musical unearths the old familiar story: boy and friends take a weekend getaway at abandoned cabin, boy expects to get lucky, boy unleashes ancient evil spirit, friends turn into Candarian Demons, boy fights until dawn to survive. As musical mayhem descends upon this sleepover in the woods, “camp” takes on a whole new meaning with uproarious numbers like “All the Men in my Life Keep Getting Killed by Candarian Demons,” “Look Who’s Evil Now” and “Do the Necronomicon.”
And although it may sound like a horror, it’s not! The songs are hilariously campy and the show is bursting with more farce than a Monty Python skit.

Cast:

Linda – Lauren Jacob
Cheryl – Rachel Matz
Shelly – Theresa Elizabeth
Ash – Doron Flake
Scott – Josh Matteo
Ed – Daniel Willey
Annie – Jessica D’Onofrio
Moose – Cole Sutton
Jake – Moses Beckett
Fake – Cole Sutton
Shemp – Dick Terhune
Spirit of Knowby…

Additional Info:

For more info about the show please visit www.warnertheatre.org. Call  the box office to reserve tickets at (860) 489-7180, Click Here for online orders or visit the theater at 686 Rubber Avenue. The box office hours are as followed:                                                         Monday – Closed
Tuesday – 10am – 2pm
Wednesday – 10am – 2pm
Thursday – 12pm – 6pm
Friday – 10am – 2pm
Saturday – 10am – 2pm
Sunday – Closed

Sweeney Todd at the Phoenix Stage Company

By Jason Begin                                                                                                                       Staff Writer

The Phoenix Stage Company in Naugatuck has been having a fantastic run of their production of Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street which features Naugatuck High School senior Troy Bond. Their entire production has been sold out! The final show dates are September 27 & 28, 2013 at 8:00 pm.

Synopsis:

The rare instance of a musical thriller, Stephen Sondheim and Hugh Wheeler’s chilling, suspenseful, heart-pounding masterpiece of murderous barber-ism and culinary crime tells the infamous tale of the unjustly exiled barber who returns to 19th century London seeking revenge against the lecherous judge who framed him and ravaged his young wife.

His thirst for blood soon expands to include his unfortunate customers, and the resourceful proprietress of the pie shop downstairs soon has the people of London lining up in droves with her mysterious new meat pie recipe!

Cast:

Sweeney Todd: Joe Harding
Mrs. Lovett: Marilyn Olsen
Judge Turpin: Jonathan Ross
Beadle Banford: Ron M’Sadoques
Anthony Hope: Stephen Michaelsson
Johanna: Emily Diedrich
Beggar Woman: Amber Dunphy
Tobias: Richard Damaso
Adolfo Pirelli: Meric Martin
Jonas Fogg: Mike Shick
Ensemble: Rhiannon Carta, Deborah Diamate, Marsha Gaylord, Kristen Jacobsen, Mike Shick

Director: Ed Bassett
Music Directors:Dan Porri & John Dressel