Directed by Patrick Ciamacco
Music Direction by Matthew Dolan
Assistant Direction by Kristin Netzband
Assistant Music Direction by Anthony Trifiletti
Choreography by Katie Gibson
Stage Managed by Whitney Miller
Costume Design by Luke Scattergood
Special Effects Design by Patrick Ciamacco, Noah Hrbek, & PJ Toomey 
Set Design by Patrick Ciamacco
Lighting Design by Patrick Ciamacco & Brad Hughes
Sound Design by Patrick Ciamacco & Anthony Newman
Sound Operation by Anthony Newman

 

 

CAST/STAFF

 

Becca Ciamacco (Shelly) is extremely excited to live out her zombie dreams in Evil Dead – The Musical! Previous favorite credits include Side Show (Daisy Hilton), Our Town (Emily Webb), and Avenue Q (Bad Idea Bear) at Blank Canvas Theater, Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf (Honey) at Beck Center, and Pippin (Catherine) at Cassidy Theatre.  Love to Mom, Dad, Ludo, Luna, and Patrick for the unending support.

 

 

 

DeLee Cooper (Annie) is delighted to be performing on the Blank Canvas Theatre stage again, after being a part of the Factory Series show Kiss Kiss, Bang Bang a few seasons ago.  She holds a B.F.A. in Acting from Wright State University, and has been a teaching artist and an actor in the Northeast Ohio area for the last four years.  You may have seen her with other local companies like Beck Center for the Arts, Ohio Shakespeare Festival, Cleveland Shakespeare Festival, French Creek Theatre, Cain Park,and Pointillism Jazz Consort.

 

 

 

Jim Dove (Jake/Moose) is super stoked to be making his first appearance at Blank Canvas Theatre, to be playing Moose, and to explore that backstory.  Jim has been in many, many, wonderful productions, and has many, many, wonderful memories of those productions.  Jim writes, directs and performs in murder mysteries and sketch comedy family variety shows, so he is particularly excited to use swear words onstage.  Jim is really excited to "walk the boards" again, and would like to thank his wife, Jen, for supporting him and urging him to get back into theatre.  He also would like to thank his kids, Lukas, Liv, Evan and Noah, for being awesome and teaching him patience.  Also, thanks to Pat for keeping the faith in this stubborn man, I appreciate it.

 

 

Eric Fancher (Ash) is no stranger to murdering people with chainsaws on this stage, having been featured in Blank Canvas Theatre's inaugural production of The Texas Chainsaw Musical! (Steven), as well as its revival.  He has also performed in shows at BCT without chainsaws, including The Rocky Horror Show (Brad), Godspell (Light of the World), and Merrily We Roll Along in concert (Franklin).  Recent productions elsewhere include She Loves Me (Kodaly) at French Creek Theatre, A Little Night Music (Henrik) and Merrily We Roll Along (Frank) at Lakeland Civic Theatre, and The Music Man: In Concert (Harold Hill) at Cain Park.  He has done over 65 shows, all of which are listed at www.efancher.com, and he is the Founder and Webmaster of www.ClevelandStageAlliance.com, an organization dedicated to providing comprehensive, up-to-date information regarding any and all locally produced theatre.  Much love to Sarah.  TPOG

 

Meg Martinez (Linda) is thrilled to be a part of Evil Dead - The Musical at Blank Canvas Theatre, where she has been previously seen as Johanna in Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street, Janet Weiss in The Rocky Horror Show, and Polly Pry in Cannibal! The Musical.  Other recent credits include Mary Poppins (Mary Poppins—twice!), The Music Man (Marian Paroo), A Little Night Music (Petra), [title of show] (Susan), Doubt (Sister James), Cymbeline (Imogen), Little Women (Meg March), Princess Ida (Princess Ida), The Gifts of the Magi (Della), A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum (Philia), Into the Woods (Rapunzel), and Company (Kathy). Up next,  you can see Meg as Klaus/Tony in Yippee Ki-Yay Merry Christmas: a Die Hard Musical Parody at BCT this December.  Meg holds a B.A. in Theatre Arts from Brown University and is an Equity Membership Candidate.  Thanks to Patrick and the entire cast and crew for a bloody good time, and thanks AND love to Matt! www.meg-martinez.com

 

Kate Leigh Michalski (Cheryl) is thoroughly bloody thrilled to be back at Blank Canvas Theatre!  Past credits include We Will Rock You (Oz), Avenue Q (Mrs. T), Reefer Madness (Mae), The Texas Chainsaw Musical! (Lucretia), and Jekyll & Hyde in concert (Lucy Harris) at BCT; Ragtime (Emma Goldman) and The Toxic Avenger (Mayor/Ma) at Cain Park; She Loves Me (Amalia Balish), and Parade (Lucille Frank) at French Creek Theatre.  It's good to be back around blood and chainsaws, it just feels like home.  Love you, Mom!  Love you, Dad.

 

 

 

Zach Palumbo (Ed) is bloody thrilled to be back at Blank Canvas Theatre celebrating his favorite holiday (Alaska Day, observed annually on October 18).  He's previously appeared here in Hedwig and the Angry Inch (Jacek) and will be sticking around for Yippee Ki-Yay Merry Christmas: a Die Hard Musical Parody (Willis) this December.  Other recent credits include Shakespeare's R & J (Student #1 / Romeo) at convergence-continuum, the North American premiere of Good at Heart (Peter van Daan) at the BorderLight International Theatre Festival, Little Shop of Horrors (Seymour) and Into the Woods (Jack) at French Creek Theatre, Prodigal Son (Austin) at none too fragile, Fire on the Water (various roles) at Cleveland Public Theatre, and Spring Awakening (Moritz) at Near West Theatre.  Much love to his friends and especially his endlessly supportive family. https://zach.palumbo.io

 

 

Jordan Potter (Scott/Dr. Knowby)  could not be more excited to be making his Blank Canvas Theatre debut with such a hilarious (and bloody) show!  Other recent credits include Heathers: The Musical (Ram Sweeney) at Western Reserve Playhouse, Godspell (Jesus) at Avenue Arts Theatre, and Titanic (Murdoch), The Full Monty (Reg Willoughby)and Hunchback of Notre Dame (Frederic) at the Canton Players GuildA huge thank you to his family and friends for the continual support, to the whole Blank Canvas production team and staff, and to the Northeast Ohio theater community for giving him an escape where he can do the things he loves with so many talented people.

 

Neely Gevaart (Assistant Stage Manager) is excited to be seeing a different side of the theater this time around! She has been onstage at Blank Canvas many times, last seen in We Will Rock You as Scaramouche. She is thrilled to be a part of this production on the staff side, especially getting to run some blood effects!! Thank you to Patrick for this opportunity, and to Whitney for helping her along the way. Love to Chris and Taco.

 

Whitney Miller (Stage Manager) is thrilled to be back at Blank Canvas Theatre, doing what she loves. Some of her favorite past shows include Hedwig and the Angry Inch (Stage Manager), Dogfight (Stage Manager), Songs for a New World (Stage Manager), The Last Five Years (Lighting Designer), Avenue Q (Stage Manager), and Kiss of the Spider Woman (Stage Manager).  Whitney attended Case Western Reserve University for chemical engineering, but spent most of her time with the CWRU Footlighters.  She would like to thank her cat for being patient and understanding with her busy schedule.  Here's to so many more!