Podcast with ‘Evil Dead-The Musical’s’ CALLIE JOHNSON
One of Chicago’s most compelling actresses, Callie Johnson discusses her dual roles in the new tour of EVIL DEAD- THE MUSICAL. Callie also talks about her critically acclaimed roles in NEXT TO NORMAL and CARRIE. EVIL DEAD-THE MUSICAL comes to Chicago’s Broadway Playhouse, Sept. 23 – Oct 12, 2014. For more information visit BroadwayInChicago.com
CALLIE JOHNSON is a Chicago-based actress and is thrilled to be a part of Evil Dead – The Musical! Recent Chicago credits include Pal Joey (Porchlight Music Theatre, Jeff Award: Cameo Performance); Next to Normal (Drury Lane Oakbrook, Broadway World Award: Best Musical Revival). Callie recently finished playing Carrie White in the Chicago premiere of Carrie the Musical. She is a 2012 BFA graduate of Columbia College Chicago’s musical theatre program, a proud player of the Peninsula Players in Door County, and is originally from Genoa, IL.
Evil Dead – The Musical, winner of the 2007 Dora Audience Choice Award as Toronto’s favorite show, will bring mayhem and fun to the Broadway Playhouse at Water Tower Place (175 E Chestnut) for a limited three-week engagement Sept. 23 through Oct. 12, 2014.
“We’re excited to showcase a cast full of Chicagoans at the Broadway Playhouse,” said Corey Ross, president of Starvox Entertainment. “Don’t miss this show to see an unforgettable, hilarious transformation splattered with evil fun.”
Evil Dead – The Musical will feature a cast full of Chicagoans including Julie Baird, Callie Johnson, Ryan McBride, David Sajewich, Creg Sclavi, Demi Zaino and Toronto native Andrew Di Rosa.
Evil Dead – The Musical, the hilarious, record-breaking Canadian musical, George Reinblatt (Book & Lyrics), Frank Cipolla (Music), Melissa Morris (Music) and Christopher Bond (Direction & Music), tells the outrageous story of five college friends spending the weekend in an abandoned cabin in the woods after accidentally unleashing an evil force that turns them all into demons.
The production is choreographed by Stacey Renee Maroske with music direction by Aaron Eyre, and features scenic design by Lindsay Anne Black, costume design by Claudia Kada, lighting design by Gareth Crew and sound design by Michael Laird. Evil Dead – The Musicalis produced by Starvox Entertainment in association with Jeffrey Latimer Entertainment.
Those familiar with Evil Dead – The Musical will remember that audience members sitting in the designated “Splatter Zone” (the first four rows) get covered in fake blood as the production incorporates some fun ‘real-life’ effects during certain scenes. In addition to some dismembered limbs, demons telling bad jokes, and catchy tunes (“Look Who’s Evil Now”, “All the Men in My Life Keep Getting Killed by Candarian Demons”), the show features a saucy combination of wit and sexual innuendo that keeps audiences laughing out loud.
Tuesdays at 7:30 p.m.
Wednesdays at 7:30 p.m.
Thursdays at 7:30 p.m.
Fridays at 7:00 and 10:30 p.m.
Saturdays 7:00 and 10:30 p.m.
Sundays at 3 p.m.
Tickets to Evil Dead – The Musical are on-sale now with additional seating in the Splatter Zone. Tickets are available now for groups of 10 or more by calling Broadway In Chicago Group Sales at (312) 977-1710. Tickets are available at all Broadway In Chicago Box Offices (24 W. Randolph St., 151 W. Randolph St., 18 W. Monroe St. and 175 E. Chestnut), the Broadway In Chicago Ticket Line at (800) 775-2000, all Ticketmaster retail locations and online at www.BroadwayInChicago.com.
About Evil Dead – The Musical
This musical first glimpsed the light of day in Toronto, where early workshop engagements played to capacity and beyond. While local mainstream theatre audiences flocked to the show, diehard fans of the Evil Dead film series made pilgrimages from across North America to witness the birth of a new cult hit. The popular workshop production enjoyed two sold-out runs at Toronto’s Tranzac Club in 2003 before heading off to Montreal in 2004 as part of the 22nd Just For Laughs Festival. It opened off-Broadway at New World Stages in November 2006 and was produced by Jenkay LLC, Jeffrey Latimer Entertainment and Just for Laughs Live. Evil Dead – The Musicalreturned to Toronto in 2007 for a record-breaking run of more than 300 performances at the now defunct Diesel Playhouse. The production enjoyed a hugely successful remount at Toronto’s Randolph Theatre in the fall of 2013. This production is now on its latest American tour.
About Starvox Entertainment
Founded in 2005 by Corey Ross, Starvox Entertainment is ranked number 17 on Profit Magazine’s list of Toronto’s top 50 growth companies in 2013. Starvox produces, manages, represents and promotes cross-over performing arts shows that tour across Canada and the United States, as well as México, China, the Middle East and Europe. In 2013, Mr. Ross was a producer on the Canadian production of Andrew Lloyd Webber’s CATS and remounted Evil Dead-The Musical to record-breaking sales in Toronto and Philadelphia. Starvox is also the producer of HAIR – which toured throughout the United States. Starvox is the producer of the successful Harry Potter themed off-Broadway sensation Potted Potter: The Unauthorized Harry Experience which continues to tour and experience sold-out engagements across the United States during its’ 2013-2014 tour. Potted Potter launched its first tour in México in February 2014 with a second Canadian tour planned for the winter of 2014. Starvox has presented three productions written and directed by Woody Harrelson, John Malkovich in Giacomo Variations, and nationally broadcast concerts for the Stephen Lewis Foundation featuring Alicia Keys and Annie Lennox. Starvox is currently working with Beyoncé’s creative team, to produce the multi-million dollar reboot of the classic Las Vegas revue show Jubilee for Caesars Entertainment.