Los Angeles is known for being the hub of entertainment, but it also has many options in terms of stage theater. If you’re staying in hotels in Hollywood, you’ll be happy to learn that Re-Animator the Musical opened at the Hayworth Theatre last Thursday! It’s a fun show full of death, gore, violence and more hilarious surprises!
Re-Animator The Musical comes to the Hayworth Theatre following a sold-out run at the Steve Allen Theatre in 2011. The musical will travel on to New York and Edinburgh following its Los Angeles run. The musical is highly entertaining, for a production largely about defying death. The musical is based on the cult-classic 1980s horror film: “H.P. Lovecraft’s Re-Animator” and features the cast of the original sold-out show. “Re-Animator the Musical” is set at a fictitious college where Herbert West discovers the formula for human reanimation. His creation interferes with the other character’s lives in horrifying and yet hilarious ways. Just to give you a taste of the experience: limbs are bitten off, dismembered bodies carry their own heads, and if you’re sitting in the splash zone, you may get wet with a few surprises.
The show has been called “Eye-popping,” “Way too much fun,” and “Richly Sophisticated” by the Los Angeles Times, Los Angeles Weekly and the Hollywood Reporter. Variety declares, “Not since Little Shop of Horrors has a Screamfest tuner so deftly balance seriousness and camp.” The production won six LA Weekly awards, including Best Musical, Best Original Music and Best Blood Effects. It also won the 2011 Ovation Award and 2011 LADCC Theatre Awards.
The show runs from Thursday May 3 to Sunday, July 8. Shows on Thursday, Friday and Sunday are at 8pm with additional Saturday shows at 7pm and 10:30pm. The show is 90 minutes long with no intermission. Concessions are sold before the show in the lobby. Tickets are $35-$50 for Thursday through Sunday night productions. Premium seats are the 4th and 5th row center. The first three rows are the Splash Zone, and raincoats are provided. Discount tickets can be purchased from Goldstar here. Be sure to catch a show while you’re in town; this is a campy musical you won’t want to miss!