A far as film franchises go, “Evil Dead” ranks up with the most popular among Wizard World attendees (Those from Tennessee may remember that the original was filmed in Morristown, a couple hours east of Nashville). Now, Nashville area fans will not only be able to celebrate their love of all things Evil Dead at the pop culture tour’s annual stop at the Music City Center, they’ll also have the unique opportunity to experience the international sensation “Evil Dead – The Musical” at the Tennessee Performing Arts Center on Friday, Oct. 17 at 7 p.m. and Saturday, Oct. 18 at 7 p.m. and 10:30 p.m.
Evil Dead – The Musical, the hilarious, record-breaking Canadian musical (created by George Reinblatt, Frank Cipolla, Melissa Morris and Christopher Bond) tells the outrageous story of five college friends spending the weekend in an abandoned cabin in the woods after accidentally unleashing an evil force that turns them all into demons. The original production, based on the “Evil Dead” film franchise, opened 11 years ago in Toronto and enjoyed an immensely popular run, with 150 productions eventually presented in cities around the world with sold-out houses and rave reviews from critics.
For the TPAC performances, tickets starting at $35 are on sale now at TPAC.org, by phone at (615) 782-4040, and at the TPAC Box Office, 505 Deaderick Street in downtown Nashville.
Wizard World Nashville Comic Con attendees can learn more about the show with information in the goody bags they will receive at registration.
The Tennessee Performing Arts Center, or TPAC, is a non-profit performing arts center founded in 1980 that serves several hundred thousand audience members each year with the annual HCA/TriStar Health Broadway at TPAC season, a variety of special engagements, and the productions of the three resident artistic companies – Nashville Ballet, Nashville Opera, and Tennessee Repertory Theatre. (TPAC.org)