Our $10 ticket sale for Re-Animator the Musical at The Hayworth Theatre in Los Angles went so well last week that the promoters have offered to let us run it once more…just in time for Mother’s Day!
Tickets are regularly $35-$60 each, but on May 7th for ONE DAY ONLY Dread Central readers can buy them for just $10 each. What mother wouldn’t be proud to attend this bloody winner of a show with her offspring?!?
This offer is good for regular priced tickets from Thursday, May 10th, through Sunday, May 13th. Showtimes are 8:00 pm on Thursday, Friday, and Sunday with two shows on Saturday at 7:00 pm and 10:30 pm.
Enter one of these codes on the official Re-Animator the Musical website:
WKDAY10 to receive $10 tickets for select performances on May 10th
WKEND10 to receive $10 tickets for select performances on May 11th-13th
*Tickets subject to availability. Not valid with any other discount.
In 1985 Stuart Gordon directed his first feature film and created a sensation. It was H.P. Lovecraft’s Re-Animator, a smashing popular success produced by Brian Yuzna that delivered as many laughs as it did screams, making it a cult classic among horror fans and winning a Critic’s Prize at the Cannes Film Festival. Last year Gordon, his co-writers Dennis Paoli and William J. Norris, and composer/lyricist Mark Nutter turned Re-Animator into a musical for the stage, playing to rave reviews and standing ovations for a sold-out six-month run.
And the original cast is back! George Wendt, best known as the affable Norm from “Cheers”, plays the Dean of the Medical School whom West transforms into a mindless zombie. Chris L. McKenna, the star of Gordon’s neo-noir thriller King of the Ants, is Dan Cain, Herbert’s hapless roommate who finds himself drawn into the mayhem. And operatic Jesse Merlin, who played the President of the United States in the long-running The Beastly Bombing, is Dr. Carl Hill, who loses his head for Meg, the dean’s beautiful daughter (Rachel Avery) only to actually lose it at the hands of Herbert West. But thanks to the glowing re-agent, Dr. Hill is still able to take his curtain call with his head tucked underneath his arm. Rounding out the cast (in alphabetical order) are Mark Beltzman, Cynthia Carle, Brian Gillespie, Marlon Grace, and Liesel Hanson, featuring Graham Skipper as Herbert West.
Special effects are being done by the same guys who did them for the 1985 movie: Tony Doublin, John Naulin, and John Buechler, joined by Greg McDougal and Tom Devlin. And the blood will flow so freely that the first few rows will be designated as a “splash zone.” They also just won an LA Drama Critics Circle Award for their amazing work on Re-Animator the Musical.
Laura Fine Hawkes will provide the creepy sets, Joe Kucharski the moldering costumes, and Jeff Ravitz the cadaverous lighting. Stage managing the madness is the unflappable Mike Lemek.
For more info visit the official Re-Animator the Musical website, where you’ll also find a link to buy tickets. Be sure to also check out the official Hayworth Theatre website, “like” Re-Animator the Musical on Facebook, and follow Re-Animator the Musical on Twitter.
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