In 1985, Stuart Gordon directed his first feature film and created a sensation. It was “Re-Animator,” a smashing success based on a horror story by H.P. Lovecraft. The film delivered as many laughs as it did screams making it a cult classic among horror fans and winning a Critic’s Prize at the Cannes Film Festival. Now, Gordon is back with his co-writers Dennis Paoli and William J. Norris and composer/lyricist Mark Nutter to turn “Re-Animator” into a musical for the stage.
The cast stars George Wendt (Cheers), Chris L. McKenna (King of the Ants), Rachel Avery (Big Love), and Jesse Merlin (Star of The Beastly Bombing). Also starring Mark Beltzman, Cynthia Carle, Brian Gillespie, and Liesel Hanson, and introducing Graham Skipper as Herbert West.
Special effects are being done by the same guys who did them for the 1985 movie: Tony Doublin, John Naulin and John Beuchler. And the blood will flow so freely that the first row will be designated as a “splash zone.” Needless to say, the show is not for small children.
“Re-Animator -The Musical” is certain to inject some life into the spring stage season!
Preview: Feb. 18th-Mar. 4, Fri-Sun nights at 8pm.
Opening Night: Mar. 5, at 8pm. Fri-Sun nights at 8pm thru March 27.