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Photo by Debbie Holick (Medicine Hat News)

Photo by Debbie Holick (Medicine Hat News)

On Thursday last week, I partook in the watching of some very fine theatre produced by the Community Theatre Arts Centre (CTAC) and directed by Amber Krause. As previously mentioned in my auditions post, I was quite surprised that this show was being taken on locally. Evil Dead, to most, is a cheesy horror flick that has just the right amount of humour and tongue-in-cheek attitude to set it up for a cult status among B-movie and horror buffs. The musical follows this same directive, but plays it up a bit more, especially with the references to the Evil Dead movies, Bruce Campbell (main actor in the movies), and Sam Raimi (director of the movies). You don’t necessarily have to be the hugest fan of Evil Dead/Evil Dead 2/Army of Darkness to enjoy this musical, in fact, you might not even need to see the original movies to enjoy it – but it sure makes it funnier if you have.

I don’t really like musicals. But, when it’s Evil Dead, I love them. What I am trying to say is I loved the Evil Dead: The Musical. This show is hilarious, and also quite lewd – which may make it funnier. There’s plenty of cursing, sexual references, and blood/gore. This truly is a musical for people that don’t like musicals. Speaking of blood, the first 2 rows of seating are named aptly named, “Splatter Zone” because all the people that buy those tickets get splashed and sprayed with blood (it’s real blood too, but not really). The musical deviates quite a lot from the original story telling, and weirdly enough, feature more similarities to Army of Darkness (the last of the movies), especially with all the one-liners – but that’s not a bad thing either.

The musical played on Thursday, Friday and Saturday last week, now the same schedule is on for this week. I heard there’s not many tickets left, for some of the dates this week, so make sure you grab them quickly. You can grab tickets online at or by calling, Della Jesse at 403-502-3477. The ticket prices range from $29-$35 depending on the circumstances.

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Wizard of Oz Comes to Medicine Hat, December 19th, 2010 at the Medicine Hat Arena!

This magical production, based on the Royal Shakespeare Company’s celebration of the 1939 MGM movie, is presented with breathtaking special effects that will sweep audiences away, from the moment the tornado twists its way into Kansas.

December 19, 2010, Sunday 7:00PM
$45.00 – $65.00
Medicine Hat Arena
155 Ash Avenue SE
Medicine Hat , AB T1A 3B1

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Students at St. Mary’s School are getting everything in order for next week’s performances of they’re most challenging musical yet – Fiddler on the Roof Jr.

This special edition of one of Broadway’s greatest masterpieces, Fiddler on the Roof Junior, covers the full range of human emotions as seen through the eyes of one of the greatest stage characters, Tevye the Dairyman. With this production, St. Mary’s School continues to bring outstanding musical theatre for the whole family to Medicine Hat.

Probably the most challenging task of this one is reaching out to the kids, having performed in 3 of the musicals myself, they will not compare in any way to this.

St. Mary’s is back with their annual presentation at the Esplanade starting April 27-28 at 7:00 PM. Cost to see this play is $10.00 + S/C and GST. Call 403-502-8777 for tickets or visit Tixx Central.

Hedwig & The Angry Inch

Hedwig & The Angry Inch

Being more of a punk rocker than a theatre-goer, when I caught wind of this production happening in Medicine Hat, I couldn’t resist getting on board. Here’s the scoop…

Hedwig and the Angry Inch is a rock musical about a fictional rock and roll band (The Angry Inch) front by an East German transgender singer. The musical premiered off-broadway in 1998 and the film adaptation was released in 2000, starring and produced by writer John Cameron Mitchell.

The local production features 11 full songs, with the band on stage throughout the entire show, a band featuring a handful of local punk rock veterans (One Shot Left, Rex Stiff, Iverdale). You can guarantee this will be the heaviest rock musical to ever run in Medicine Hat!

When: March 12-13, 18-20
Where: Community Theatre Arts Centre (1221 10th Avenue SW)
Tickets: Adults – $24, Students – $19 (with valid student ID)
Tickets available online at or by phoning Della Jesse at 403-502-3477.

(Warning: The following move-clip has some coarse language)



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