A Cabin In The Woods: The Musical

Oct. 31, 2016
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A Cabin in the Woods Musical

Joss Whedon and Drew Goddard’s 2012 horror film The Cabin in the Woods was given some deservedly high praise when it came out. It’s the story of 5 college friends going to a distant location that isn’t quite what it seems. The script fuses horror with humor in a very distinctive storytelling style that reveres the genre through cleverly criticizing it. Early next month, Milwaukee Metro Voices looks to handle the tricky task of spoofing the movie in a live musical theatre format. A Cabin in the Woods is a daring attempt to spoof a hip self-satire. 

Judging from the promo copy, this isn't a direct adaptation of the original story. (Note the differing titles of the movie and the musical.) The five friends going out to a distant location that has no wi-fi or cell reception sounds similar enough, but it also talks of a "a mysterious monster who is eager to feast on the souls of corrupted college students," and not (MOVIE SPOILER) "an ancient evil that needs blood and the efforts of a full-scale global operation to continue its ongoing slumber." 

In any case, it sounds like an interesting challenge for a small-scale musical production on an intimate stage. Tessara Morgan directs the show alongside musical director Trefor Williams.

Milwaukee Metro Voices’ A Cabin in the Woods runs Nov. 4 - 6 at the Tenth Street Theatre on 628 N. 10th St. For ticket reservations and more, visit Milwaukee Metro Voices online.


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