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EVIL DEAD IN CONCERT - October 25, Los Angeles


Hosted by the one and only Bruce Campbell, EVIL DEAD fans unit in Los Angeles at EVIL DEAD IN CONCERT/LIVE TO FILM: A HALLOWEEN THEATRICAL EXPERIENCE!

Tuesday, October 25 at the Gothic 1920's movie palace The Theatre at Ace Hotel.

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THE EVIL DEAD IN CONCERT / LIVE TO FILM:

A HALLOWEEN THEATRICAL EXPERIENCE

at The Theatre at Ace Hotel

Los Angeles, CA – On Tuesday, October 25, the Gothic 1920’s movie palace The Theatre at Ace Hotel will be transformed to celebrate Halloween with the World Premiere of

THE EVIL DEAD IN CONCERT / LIVE TO FILM: A HALLOWEEN THEATRICAL EXPERIENCE.

This event, hosted by Evil Dead star Bruce Campbell, will include LA’s wild Up chamber orchestra performing a re-imagined score of Sam Raimi’s classic horror film live to picture. This score is written by the film’s original composer Joseph LoDuca, who will also be a featured artist. Opening the show will be Harry Potter’s Luna Lovegood, Evanna Lynch, and violinist Lili Haydn, performing the World Premiere of Joseph LoDuca’s The Tell-Tale Heart: A Duet In Terror based on Edgar Allan Poe’s horror classic.

Legend has it that The Theatre at Ace Hotel is haunted by the spectral remains of singers and musicians from jazz’s Golden Age. These phantasmagorical artists will be acting as a Greek chorus throughout the evening.

Co-directing the event are Award-winning Jaime Robledo and Richard Kraft who was recently the creative director on the highly acclaimed Disney’s The Little Mermaid In Concert at The Hollywood Bowl starring Sara Bareilles and Rebel Wilson. The show is being produced by Wordless Music, Laura Engel & Richard Kraft, Spaceland and Allison Abbate.

The Evil Dead has developed an expansive cult following and has been cited among the greatest horror films of all time, notably gaining support from horror author Stephen King and leading to sequels, as well as accompanying video games, comic books and a television series.

Tickets are available over at: http://www.acehotel.com/calendar/losangeles/evil-dead-concert-live-film

BRUCE CAMPBELL (Host)

In 1979 with his Detroit friends, Sam Raimi and Rob Tapert, Campbell raised $350,000 for a low-budget film, Evil Dead, in which he starred and co-executive produced. Completed piecemeal over four years, the film first gained notoriety in England where it became the best-selling video of 1983, beating out The Shining. After its appearance at Cannes, where Stephen King dubbed it “the most ferociously original horror film of the year,” New Line Cinema stepped forward to release Evil Dead in the U.S.

Campbell then rejoined his Detroit colleagues to star and co-produce the second and third films in the Evil Dead trilogy, completing 12 years of work on the cult favorite.

This rough-and-tumble background was a plus as Campbell made his foray into television, first starring in the highly touted Fox series The Adventures Of Brisco County Jr., then as a recurring guest-star on the hit show Lois and Clark: The New Adventures of Superman.

With these under his belt, Campbell easily made the transition to director, helming numerous episodes and recurring as the King of Thieves in the #1 syndicated Hercules: The Legendary Journeys, and its follow-up phenomenon, Xena: Warrior Princess.

Bruce has since expanded his range on television, appearing in anything from Disney's update of The Love Bug, to decidedly dramatic turns on the acclaimed series Homicide: Life on the Street and The X-Files. At the invitation of ABC, Campbell ventured into the world of sitcoms with a recurring role on ABC's Emmy-nominated Ellen, participating in one of the three touted “out” episodes.

But Campbell didn't abandon his film roots. During that time, he had featured roles in the blockbuster Congo, John Carpenter's Escape From LA, and the award-winning independent crime drama, Running Time. He followed these up with roles in Paramount's romantic comedy, Serving Sara, Jim Carrey's The Majestic, and all three of Sam Raimi's blockbuster Spider-Man movies.

After a return to episodic television in the swashbuckling series, Jack of All Trades, Campbell took the title role in MGM's cult sleeper Bubba Ho-tep. His directorial debut, Man with the Screaming Brain premiered on the Sci Fi Channel, and Dark Horse Comics published the comic adaptation.

Campbell then directed and starred as himself in My Name is Bruce, a spoof of his B-movie career, then re-teamed with Disney for their fun-filled hit, Sky High.

Campbell has since made the leap into other forms of entertainment, and is enjoying his role as an author with back-to-back New York Times bestsellers: a memoir entitled If Chins Could Kill: Confessions of a B Movie Actor, and his first novel, Make Love the Bruce Campbell Way.

In the multi-media industry, Bruce has enjoyed voicing characters for Disney’s animated TV series Tarzan and the Warner Brothers feature The Ant Bully. He also portrayed the character of Mayor Shelbourne in the animated hit film Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs. Recently, Campbell voiced the role of Rod Torque Redline in Cars 2, the sequel to the smash Disney animated feature and for the immensely popular game, Call of Duty.

In 2013, Bruce Co-Produced the hit remake of Evil Dead, joined his filmmaking pal Sam Raimi on Oz, The Great and Powerful, and completed a seven-year run on spy show Burn Notice, USA’s #1 show on cable.

Bruce just completed the second season of the highly touted Ash Vs. Evil Dead TV series on Starz.

Campbell continues to share his acting and filmmaking experiences by lecturing at universities, including Northwestern, Carnegie Mellon and Stanford. He currently resides with his wife, Ida Gearon, in Oregon.

JOSEPH LODUCA (Composer & Guest Artist)

Two-time Emmy Award winning composer Joseph LoDuca is best known for his work writing television scores for series including Spartacus: Blood and Sand, Leverage, Hercules: The Legendary Journeys, and Xena: Warrior Princess. He also scored films who won international recognition such as director Sam Raimi’s Evil Dead Trilogy, Brotherhood of the Wolf – César nominee for Best Score –,Saint Ange and Patagonia – which was chosen as the 2012 British entry for the Foreign Language Oscar. His varied career also features operettas, musicals, songwriting collaborations with pop artist Duffy and operatic baritone Bryn Terfel, as well as theme songs, which have earned him five of his twelve Emmy nominations.

EVANNA LYNCH (Narrator)

EVANNA LYNCH currently stars as the title character in MY NAME IS EMILY, the Simon Fitzmaurice directed independent film for which she received an IFTA Nomination for Best Actress in a Leading Role. Her other recent film work includes the co-lead of the independent feature Dynamite opposite Ian Harding as well as the hit festival movie GBF opposite Megan Mullally, Rebecca Gayheart and Sasha Pieterse. Lynch was born in Ireland and grew up reading the Harry Potter books and studying drama at the Centre for the Talented Youth of Ireland. After attending an open casting call in London for HARRY POTTER AND THE ORDER OF THE PHOENIX, Lynch was cast in the role of Luna Lovegood. Lynch portrayed Luna Lovegood in all of the subsequent Harry Potter films, earning her praise amongst critics and fans.

LILI HAYDN (Violin Soloist)

Rolling Stone called her music “fiery and virtuosic...” George Clinton called her "the Jimi Hendrix of the violin."

Lili Haydn has released four critically acclaimed recordings as a solo artist. Lili (Atlantic Records), Light Blue Sun (BMG Music), Place Between Places (Nettwerk Music Group), which was a favorite on NPR, praising it as "A mix of neo-psychedelic flower child and rock star virtuoso...Heifetz meet Hendrix," and LiliLand, released in late 2014, with its single, Sea of Gold reaching commercial radio success. LiliLand was written in the aftermath of a freak chemical accident resulting in the loss of everything Lili owned. Lili describes this record as "the jungle of my mind. Fun, fragile, and ferocious songs about losing everything and getting it back”

In July of 2015, Lili will release a new “Classical Crossover” album titled Evocations, with Master pianist/composer Bill Goldstein, a completely improvised work which highlights the duo’s distinct genre bending virtuosity and ability to create “Instant Composition.”

Lili is also known for her legendary collaborations; she has played with, sung with, and opened for everyone from Roger Waters, Herbie Hancock, Sting, Jimmy Page and Robert Plant, the Los Angeles Philharmonic, Josh Groban, Seal, Cyndi Lauper, Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan, and George Clinton's P-Funk All Stars to name a few.

Both as a solo artist and as support, Lili has toured the world and performed in premiere concert halls such as Carnegie Hall, the Vienna Opera House and the Hollywood Bowl.

In addition to Lili's extensive recording and touring career, Lili’s music has been licensed for TV, film, and commercials, and she is the featured voice and violin on several films with Hans Zimmer (Pirates of the Caribbean 3 & 4), among many others. Lili is also a film composer in her own right, with ten feature films to her scoring credit, and a Film Composing Fellowship to the prestigious Sundance Film Institute.

A humanitarian and activist, Lili also performs regularly for various human rights organizations, including Amnesty International and Human Rights Watch, the Global Security Institute (for whom she recently performed a concert at the UN). Above all, Lili believes that music has the power to uplift and heal, and she’s very excited to share her new music with you.

WILD UP (Chamber Orchestra)

wild Up is an experimental classical ensemble. A flexible band of Los Angeles musicians committed to creating visceral, thought-provoking happenings. The group, led by artistic director and conductor Christopher Rountree, unites around the belief that no music is off limits, and that a concert space should be as moving as the music heard in it: small, powerful and unlike anything else. Their projects are meant to bring people together, defy convention and address the need for heart-wrenching, mind-bending experiences.

SAM RAIMI (Film Director)

Sam Raimi is an American film director, producer, screenwriter and actor, in particular recognized for creating the cult horror The Evil Dead series, as well as directing the original Spider-Man trilogy and the superhero film Darkman. His most recent work as a director includes 2013's Disney fantasy film Oz the Great and Powerful. Recently, Raimi produced The Possession, and the latest remake of The Evil Dead. He is currently working on a film adaption of the critically acclaimed video game The Last of Us.

JAIME ROBLEDO (Show Co-Director)

Based in LA, Jaime recently wrote and directed live shows for the grand opening of Shanghai Disneyland earlier this spring. Member of Sacred Fools Theater Company. Credits there include: Astro Boy and the God of Comics (Ovation, LADCC, Stage Raw award winner), 2013 LA Weekly Production of the Year, Stoneface (starring French Stewart), which transferred to the Pasadena Playhouse, and Watson (LA Weekly Award Winner; Comedy Direction). Other Credits: World Premieres of Adam Szymkowicz’s Hearts Like Fists and Bill Robens' Rio Hondo (Theatre of NOTE). You can also see his work as part of the theatrically immersive Halloween hit Wicked Lit running now. For more information visit: www.jrobledo.com Thank you Richard for bringing me along for this ride.