Is this the next Phantom of Paradise or Rocky Horror Picture show? What audience participation might CarnEvil warrant? I’m not recommending buckets of blood at your side when you go see this Goth Rock Opera, but with a little luck (or not) you might come out with a little less blood on you than your average Gwar show. We’d love to hear your thoughts. Have you seen this one? Post some comments. Is Horror Rock Opera Dead (in a good way)? Paint your nails. Listen to “Bela Lugosi’s Dead” a couple times and put on break out your Rocky Horror Picture Show survival kit. Full details below.
The original gothic horror musical, CarnEvil, which runs from September 16th through October 22nd at the Sacred Fools Theater in Los Angeles, is a world-premiere for composer Michael Teoli.
Brief preview of what you might expect from CarnEvil…
“For the horror genre, the stage can be even more powerful than the screen,” says Teoli, who has scored or worked or more than 40 films during his ten years as a composer. “There is an immediate satisfaction that comes from scaring a live audience that you can’t get from a movie.”
The story follows a young man with a dark past who returns to a family-owned carnival after a long absence, only to find unspeakable horrors waiting for him.
The production features a live band and a cast of 21 that includes both dancers and puppeteers. The project was co-written by Joe Fria and is directed by Janet Roston.
Michael Teoli is available for interviews and photo opportunities beginning September 9th, 2011.