Arts After Hours presents: Cannibal! The Musical

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Arts After Hours (AAH) will present the incredibly funny production Cannibal! The Musical October 17-November 1 at the Rantoul Black Box Theatre in LynnArts on 25 Exchange Street, Lynn, MA 01901. Tickets are $30 for the splatter zone, $25 for the safe zone, and $20 for the cheap zone. For show times, ticket information, and directions please visit artsafterhours.com or call the box office at (781) 205-4010. The show’s content is considered R.

From the team that brought Evil Dead: The Musical to downtown Lynn comes Cannibal! The Musical. Written by Trey Parker, co-creator of TV’s South Park and Broadway’s Book of Mormon, this hilarious production tells the true tale of Alferd Packer, the first man convicted of cannibalism in the United States.

“Leave the kids at home and come enjoy this adventure. We think we know exactly what we mean when we say it will be a shpadoinkle time!” says stage director Corey Jackson.

Jackson is joined on the directing staff by music director Mario Cruz and choreographer Nicole Spirito. All three are veterans of Arts After Hours and collaborated on Evil Dead’s 2012 and 2013 productions.

“Thanks to Salem’s Halloween tourists and huge local interest, last year’s production of Evil Dead drew audience members from 22 states and five countries,” says AAH Board President Mike Crounse. “Given the immense popularity of South Park, we expect this crazy musical by Trey Parker to sell out every show again this year. And don’t worry–there will be plenty of fake blood in this production, too!”

Three types of seating can be reserved for this production: the splatter zone, or the front rows where the audience members will be given ponchos; the safe zone in the middle of the audience; and the cheap zone in the back of the theatre. Snacks, beer, wine, and nonalcoholic beverages will be available for purchase at the show.

The cast includes talent from across the region and includes Alexander Colacchio, John Mincks, Andy Porterfield, Daniel Prior, Leilani Riccardo, J. Michael Spencer, and Patricia Vaccaro. Porterfield and Spencer return to AAH after performing in last year’s critically acclaimed production of Avenue Q. Riccardo returns to AAH after performing in last summer’s production of Henry V.

Show dates are October 17, 18, 23, 24, 25, 29, 30, 31, and November 1st at 8PM; and October 19 and 26 at 3PM. Tickets for opening weekend, October 17-19, are $5 cheaper while supplies last.


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