Book & Lyrics:
Evil Dead The Musical
Evil Dead The Musical
GEORGE REINBLATT (Book and Lyrics, Co-Composer) is a comedy writer whose credits are so varied, he literally needs a bio to list them all. Luckily for you, this is that bio. George has been a staff writer on multiple Comedy Central Roasts including the “Roast of Justin Bieber”, the “Roast of James Franco”, and the “Roast of Rob Lowe”. He has written comedy for the likes of Steve Martin, Tina Fey, John Cleese, Craig Ferguson, William Shatner, Seth Rogen, Kevin Hart, Sarah Silverman, Snoop Dogg, Jewel, Kelly Ripa, and many more. He was co-producer of the Comedy Central special “Jeff Ross Roasts Criminals: Live at Brazos County Jail”. He’s been a writer for Comedy Central’s “Roast Battle”, “The Burn”, “Jeff Ross Roasts Cops”, and “NBC New Years with Carson Daly”. On top of that, he was a contributing writer for both “The Arsenio Hall Show” and “Howard Stern’s Birthday Bash”. And if that wasn’t enough, up in Canada, George has written on multiple hit TV shows including: “The MuchMusic Video Awards”, “Rick Mercer’s Monday Report”, “Canada’s Walk of Fame”, “Match Game”, “Mr. D”, “Just For Laughs”, and “George Stroumboulopoulos Tonight”. “Evil Dead The Musical” is George’s first stage production.
CHRISTOPHER BOND (Director, Co-Composer, Additional Lyrics) Christopher Bond is best known for his work on Evil Dead, the Musical, a show that he developed with his partners and directed since 2002, including the show’s US debut Off-Broadway (nominated for an Outer Critics Circle Award for Best New Musical) and its return to Canada at the Diesel Playhouse (Winner of the 2007 Dora Mavor Moore Audience Choice Award) which also received a Dora nomination for Outstanding Direction of a Musical Evil Dead, the Musical continues to play all over the world including productions in Korea, Japan, Spain, on the Las Vegas strip and touring across the North America with Starvox Entertainment Other recent works include directing and creating new material for Starvox’s smash hit Trey Parker’s Cannibal the Musical, co-writing and directing the official stage adaptation of Night of the Living Dead, where Christopher collaborated with horror legend George A Romero and also directing the National Tour of the Disney princess spoof, Disenchanted. Christopher is also excited for his new work Little Black Dress, the Fearlessly Funny Girls Night Out Musical, to hit the road in Spring of 2018. Christopher’s writing and composition credits for the big and small screen, with co-writer Trevor Martin include A Little Bit Zombie, (Best Feature award at the 2013 Canadian Film Festival , Best Feature Fantaspoa Brazil, Canadian Comedy Award for Best Screenplay and currently being distributed by Anchor Bay Entertainment), PatchTown,(Best Feature at the 2014 Canadian Film Festival and distributed by Kino Lorber) and Acting Up (a Marble Media production) You can follow Chris on Instagram @bondochrisbond
FRANK CIPOLLA (Co-Composer, Music Supervision) grew up in a small Canadian town, where the overall lack of things to do left him plenty of time to learn how to play many musical instruments. Though he is very proud that his music has been featured off Broadway, at the Toronto International Film Festival and the Cannes Short Film Festival, he is most honoured to have performed at the music mecca CBGB’s in NYC. He currently lives with his wife Erin in Toronto, Canada.
MELISSA MORRIS (Co-Composer) is an actor, singer, writer, composer, playwright, musical director, and teacher. She has written seven plays/musicals; Love Stories, The Fred Astaire Story, Comedy of Errors and The Three Musketeers with Rona Waddington, Alice in Wonderland with Dr. Craig Walker, Maid for a Musket with Lucia Frangione, Asylum by the Lake with Dana Fradkin, and of course, Evil Dead-The Musical. Melissa has been the Resident Musical Director/Composer at St. Lawrence Shakespeare Festival for 8 seasons. As a performer, she has worked with theatre companies such as Chemainus Theatre, Upper Canada Playhouse, Orillia Opera House, Theatre Collingwood, The Rose Theatre, Port Hope Festival, Toronto Chamber Opera, Shakespeare in the Square, Sunshine and Company Festival, Thousand Islands Playhouse, Vaughan City Playhouse, Acorn Theatre, Possible Arts, Metaphysical Theatre, St Lawrence Shakespeare Festival and Theatre Kingston. Melissa is on the Musical Theatre Faculty at Queen's University and has taught music and theatre in both Jordan and Oman.
ROB DALEMAN (Additional Music) started as a stage actor in his early career, but is now a composer and independent songwriter based in Toronto, Ontario. In addition to his own work, Rob has composed music for independent stage productions, films, games and software applications. As a business executive with an MBA from the Schulich school of business, Rob is sought after as a music consultant who can blend corporate messaging into song. His work is featured in a number of corporate commercials, private events and podcasts.