Evil Dead: The Musical is a rock musical stage play based on the cult classic film series, Evil Dead. It was created by the Canadian team of George Reinblatt, Christopher Bond, Frank Cipolla, and Melissa Morrise.
The first performance was on stay in 2003 at the Tranzac club in Toraonto, Ontario. The show became a hit and was moved to an off Broadway run in 2006. Critics have praised the show and one such critic for The New York Times said the musical "wants to be the next The Rocky Horror Show, and it just may succeed.
The plot centers around five college students on Spring Break who decide to spend the weekend in an abandoned cabin in the woods, accidently unleashing an ancient and terrible evil. The anti-hero Ash must then fight the demonic hordes he and his friends have unwittingly releaseed. The show is a comedic take on the 1980s horror franchise. The musical takes creative liberty with the plot lines on the movies, mixing together the characters and concepts of all thre, as well as changing content for the sake of comedy and make it a better fit for the stage.
The anti-hero Ash must fight the demonic hordes he and his friends have unwittingly released.