'Evil Dead: The Musical' returns to Detroit's City Theatre this month

Posted at 11:59 AM, Sep 24, 2019
and last updated 2019-09-24 11:59:30-04

DETROIT (WXYZ) — A musical based on 80's cult classic films is returning to Detroit.

For its 10th season, Evil Dead: The Musical will run from Thursday, Sept. 26 through Saturday, Nov. 2 at the City Theatre inside Hockeytown Café.

Based on Sam Raimi’s 80’s cult classic films, Evil Dead: The Musical unearths the old familiar story: boy and friends take a weekend getaway at abandoned cabin, boy expects to get lucky, boy unleashes ancient evil spirit, friends turn into Candarian Demons, boy fights until dawn to survive. As musical mayhem descends upon this sleepover in the woods, "camp" takes on a whole new meaning with uproarious numbers like "All the Men in my Life Keep Getting Killed by Candarian Demons", "What the F&%* Was That?" and "Do the Necronomicon".

Returning cast members include David Schoen as Jake and Garett Michael Harris as Ash. Greg Grobis will direct and Allyson Smith, a veteran of nine years, will choreograph, while her husband, Matthew Smith will provide music direction. Evil Dead: The Musical has book & lyrics by George Reinblatt and Music by Frank Cipolla, Christopher Bond, Melissa Morris, and George Reinblatt.

Tickets start at $38.50 and are on sale now and can be purchased at or

See the full performance schedule:

Thursday, September 26 8 p.m.

Friday, September 27 8 p.m.

Saturday, September 28 8 p.m.

Thursday, October 3 8 p.m.

Friday, October 4 8 p.m.

Saturday, October 5 8 p.m.

Thursday, October 10 8 p.m.

Friday, October 11 8 p.m.

Saturday, October 12 8 p.m.

Thursday, October 17 8 p.m.

Friday, October 18 8 p.m.

Saturday, October 19 8 p.m.

Thursday, October 24 8 p.m.

Friday, October 25 8 p.m.

Saturday, October 26 8 p.m.

Thursday, October 31 8 p.m.

Friday, November 1 8 p.m.

Saturday, November 2 8 p.m.