Re-Animator: The Musical made the announcement yesterday, via their official website, that the show will be coming out of retirement and enjoying another run. In the past, the production has been performed in New York, Los Angeles, and Edinburgh.
During the show’s last exhibition, the production was awarded a total of Six L.A. Weekly Theater awards, including the award for ‘Best Musical’ and ‘Best Musical Ensemble’. The stage adaptation is directed by Stuart Gordon who directed the Re-Animator feature film. The narrative structure is penned by Dennis Paoli, Stuart Gordon and William J. Norris with music and lyrics by Mark Nutter.
The timeframe for the show’s return is listed as ‘Fall 2014’. However, tickets and specific information pertaining to dates and times are not yet available. You can keep an eye on the official website, which says that specifics will be announced momentarily.
The loose plot outline of the stage play parallels the events that transpire in the film: Herbert West discovers a formula that proves effective in re-animating the dead. The show was first performed at the Steve Allen Theater in 2011. As with the stage adaptation of The Evil Dead, the first three rows in the Re-animator stage play are deemed the ‘Splatter Zone’. Anyone seated in that section should expect to leave covered in arterial spray.