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Friday, September 26, 2014

Re-Animator The Musical Returns Again

Probably one of the only musicals TTDILA could sit through other than Pokemon the Musical for LA's never ending play scene. Re-Animator returns where it all began at the Steve Allen Theater. Here's a TTDILA review of it from 2011. This is one of the best things you can do for Halloween in LA. Don't be fooled by it being a musical, it's bloody and gross and the songs, oh, the songs make it more bloody and gross. This is the play where they spray blood on the audience. Walking in I thought some chairs were just dirty, no, I was wrong.

Previews October 10th, 11th, and 12th, 2014. Opens Friday, October 17, 2014. Runs through Sunday, November 2, 2014. Fridays through Sundays at 8:00pm.
The Steve Allen Theater
4773 Hollywood Blvd.
Hollywood, CA 90027
Parking lot behind building
$25. Previews $20

"Re-Animator the Musical tells the story of Herbert West, a brilliant young medical student who has created a glowing green serum that can bring the dead back to life. What should be a medical breakthrough results in hideous monstrosities and ghastly consequences. “I guess he just wasn’t fresh enough,” is West’s constant refrain in his quest for fresh subjects. Graham Skipper, who won a Best New Performer Award at the New York Musical Theater Festival for his crowd-pleasing turn, returns as the demented young genius. And operatic Jesse Merlin is back as Dr. Carl Hill, who loses his head for Meg, the dean’s beautiful daughter, only to actually lose it at the hands of Herbert West. But thanks to the glowing re-agent, Dr. Hill is still able to take his curtain call with his head tucked underneath his arm."