Evil Dead, the Musical


  • May 18th: 1-4pm, London Nelson Center (Room 7), Santa Cruz
    301 Center St, Santa Cruz, CA 95060
  • May 19th, 1-4pm, St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church,  Ben Lomond
    101 Riverside Ave, Ben Lomond, CA 95005


  • May 26th, 1-5 pm, Location TBA


  • September 20 – October 20 + October 31
  • Fridays and Saturdays @ 8pm
  • Sundays @ 2pm
  • Special Halloween Show, Thursday, Oct 31 @ 8pm

Book & Lyrics by George Reinblatt

Music by Frank Cipolla, Christopher Bond, Melissa Morris and George Reinblatt

Choreography by Sadie Rose

Directed by Davis Banta

RATED R for Cartoonish violence, lots of blood, vulgar language, and sexual references.

SYNOPSIS: Five college students travel to an abandoned cabin in the woods, and accidentally unleash an evil force that turns them into sass-talking, soul-sucking demons. It’s up to Ash (a housewares employee, turned demon-slaying hero), armed with his trusty chainsaw, to save the day. The most frightfully hilarious musical since Rocky Horror, this off-broadway show combines the cult classic films Evil Dead 1 & 2, with well-known references to Army of Darkness, into one of the craziest, funniest, and … bloodiest theatrical experiences of all time. It’s the only show in history with a “Splatter Zone” – a brave section of the audience that risks getting covered in fake blood. With its endless stream of over-the-top jokes, uproarious musical numbers, outrageous special effects, and … did we mention blood?, Evil Dead The Musical is unlike any live show you’ve ever seen.


This show has a LOT of fake blood. Actors must be comfortable with being sprayed with fake blood, handling bloody props, and fake severed body parts. 

An appreciation for low-brow humor is strongly desired.

Actors MUST be 18+ to audition.


● ●16 – 32 bar cut of a song of your choice. Feel free to sing something from a musical or a rock song showcasing your voice to the best of its ability. An accompanist will be provided, please bring sheet music for your chosen song. You could also sing along to an accompaniment track on your phone if you prefer

● A headshot and resume if you have them.


ASH (college student, m, baritone): Hero and main character in the Evil Dead universe. A timid housewares employee who evolves into a sarcastic, wise-cracking chainsaw-wielding hero.

CHERYL (college student, f, alto): ASH’s dorky sister, and the smart one, who doesn’t quite fit in. She’s endlessly taunted by SCOTT, but once she turns into a foul-mouthed Demon, she gets to dish it right back. She gets attacked by trees, and screams…loud.

LINDA (college student, f, soprano): ASH’s perfect girlfriend who loses her head. She loves ASH, she’s a decent sort, but of course, ends up becoming a demon. 

SCOTT (college student, m, tenor): ASH’s crude best friend. He’s a real jackass. He taunts 

CHERYL and makes rude jokes. He thinks he’s brave, but finds out he’s not as brave as he thought. He helps ASH fight the demons, until he succumbs himself.

SHELLY (Early to Mid-20’s, f, alto/soprano): a stereotypically attractive, ditzy airhead. SCOTTY picked her up in a bar recently and brought her on this trip. Little did she know, she’d become a demon pretty quick…

ANNIE (Mid-20’s, f, alto): a brilliant archaeologist who has found missing pages of the Necronomicon. She and ED venture to the cabin to reunite with her father, Dr. Knowby, unaware as to what is transpiring there already.

ED (Mid-20’s, m, bass): ANNIE’s boyfriend who can’t get a word in…until he does, as a demon, and in song.

JAKE (Male, Tenor/Baritone): Local hillbilly who helps ANNIE and ED find the cabin. He’s not well liked, but he’s reliable … at least, he thinks so. (This role has been cast).

FAKE SHEMP: This role is all of the small roles in the show: Knowby, Airport

Announcer, the Severed Hand, Linda’s Headless Body, the Evil Force, etc.


S-MART CUSTOMERS: small speaking parts with MAN 1, MAN 2, MAN 3, WOMAN 1,


EVIL TREES (x3): trees attack CHERYL in the forest. May also play DEMONS IN NECRONOMICON / S-MART CUSTOMERS.

MOOSE: possessed, singing moose. It talks, it belts into song, and it needs a puppet operator.

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