The Creative Team
Evil Dead The Musical
Book & Lyrics:
Frank Cipolla, Christopher Bond,
Melissa Morris & George Reinblatt
By Special Arrangement:
Renaissance Pictures, Ltd. &
Studio Canal Image, S.A.
Originally Produced in NYC by:
JenKay LLC, Jeffrey Latimer Entertainment,
Just For Laughs Live, & Idle Dave Productions LLC
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) is a Toronto based director/writer who also serves as the Artistic Director for Starvox Entertainment. Besides his work on Evil Dead The Musical, Christopher is also known for directing and creating new material for Starvox’s smash hit Trey Parker’s Cannibal the Musical, at the Panasonic Theatre. He also recently co-wrote and directed the official stage adaptation of Night of the Living Dead, where Christopher collaborated with horror legend George A. Romero. Christopher’s writing and composition credits for the big and small screen 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 ( upcoming original musical series created for the Corus network).
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) has a BAH in Music and Drama from Queen’s University. She is an actor, singer, writer, composer, and teacher. She has written five plays/musicals; The Fred Astaire Story, an adaptation of 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 also written original music for productions of A Winter’s Tale, and The Passion for Theatre Kingston, Othello, and Midsummer Night’s Dream at the St. Lawrence Shakespeare Festival. As a performer, she has worked with such theatre companies as 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.
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.