The Valentine Theatre in Toledo is one of those truly historic places - rescued from years of neglect and restored to its former glory. Evil Dead: The Musical had been playing at the Valentine in February and March - albeit in a small black box theater converted from an old storage room - in all its over the top blood spurting glory.
I saw the show on its opening weekend, and was also in attendance for the last show of the run. The cast seemed even more enthusiastic as they took the audience through the journey of 5 college kids staying at a cabin in the woods with side splitting songs like "What The F*** Was That", "Stupid Bitch", and "All the Men In My Life Keep Getting Killed By Candarian Demons".
If you are a fan of Evil Dead, Evil Dead 2, Army of Darkness, dark comedy in general, and if you like show tunes - the cast will be returning in October for 16 more shows in Downtown Toledo. I will be there in the front row, happily parked in the blood spray zone. All 15 shows in the first run sold out - this is a definite must see.
Sample some of the songs here - Evil Dead: The Musical (2006 Original Off-Broadway Cast)