The food, the festivities, the fellowship… all wonderful Thanksgiving traditions. But what’s a better representation of the holiday than a possessed turkey on a killing spree live onstage? Say hello to ThanksKilling: The Musical.
The play will have its world premiere at the Balagan Theater in Seattle on November 29 before moving on to the Cornish Playhouse Studio at Seattle Center on December 2. Performances will run through December 14.
ThanksKilling: The Musical is an adaptation of the Jordan Downey and Kevin Stewart cult horror film with the same title based on a gruesome gobbler out to avenge his tortured ancestors. The play is directed by Douglas Willott and was conceived in partnership with David Eck.
ThanksKilling: The Musical features music by Jeff Thompson with lyrics by Jordan Mann and choreography by Rainbow Flecher. The cast consists of Kody Bringman as Johnny the Jock, Larissa Schmitz as Kristen the Virgin, Evan Hildebrand as Darren the Nerd, Lindsey Larson as Ali the Slut, Evan Woltz as Billy the Hick, Brian Lange as Random Guy and Jeff Orton as Turkie.
Other members of the creative team include music director Kimberly Dare, lighting designer Ahren Buhmann, set designer Noel Barbuto, costume designer Chelsea Cook, sound designer Michael Connolly, production manager Danielle Franich and stage manager Cynthia Kelly.
ThanksKilling tells the hilarious (and often hilariously offensive) story of five college kids headed home for Thanksgiving break who cross paths with a homicidal turkey possessed by an ancient Indian curse. Horror and hilarity ensue as the teens must stop the maniac bird before he kills them all.
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