Musical of the Living Dead | The Charnel House | Theater & Performance | Chicago Reader

Musical of the Living Dead Closing (Theater and Galleries) The Short List (Theater)

When: Thursdays-Saturdays. Continues through Nov. 12 2011

Brains and scenery get chewed in this delightfully campy musical parody of George Romero's Night of the Living Dead. Authors Marc Lewallen and Brad Younts satirize the 1968 zombie classic, its sequels, and the nerdy fandom surrounding both. This Cowardly Scarecrow production works better as comedy than as a musical--the tunes by Mary Spray are hit-and-miss, and only a handful of the performers can sing. But false notes are eclipsed by the cast's increasingly shocking and inventive ways of shooting gore at the audience. Blood's been done before; spewed green zombie afterbirth might be a first. --Dan Jakes

Price: $20-$25

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