September 16th - October 2nd
Written by Tom Sivak and Elizabeth Gelman.
By special arrangement with the authors.
Directed by Mike Vest.
A musical spoof based on the 1962 cult horror film directed by Joseph Green and written by Green and Rex Carlton, The Brain That Wouldn’t Die! In-3D!!! by Tom Sivak and Elizabeth Gelman examines if love can survive such shortcomings as one lover’s nearly complete lack of a body and the other’s total lack of professional ethics.
It’s 1961 and Nurse Hedy Devine thinks she has found the perfect fiancée in the handsome and brilliant Dr. Dick Cuttingham, until she becomes decapitated in a car accident and Dick keeps her head alive in his secret laboratory. Trapped in a baking pan filled with Dick’s new untested Miracle Drug, Adreno-Serum, Hedy watches helplessly as Dick schemes to find a female body to transplant onto her head.
The Adreno-Serum used to keep Hedy alive has unimagined side effects as she develops Psychic Powers. Vowing to find a way to stop Dick’s ghastly new experiment, she partners with the unseen Monster in the Closet and waits for her moment.
The Chetco Pelican Players is proud to announce this as the West Coast Premiere of this musical comedy, directed by Mike Vest.
Master of Ceremonies
Flamboyant, theatrical master of ceremonies with a hideously scarred face
Dr. Cuttingham, (Dick)
A genius who is ethically and morally challenged
Head nurse and Dr. Cuttingham’s fiance
Photo model with a hot body and scared face. Frigid man-hater who thaws to Dick’s charms.
Dick’s right-hand man, overly dramatic, theatrical, with one arm that is withered and deformed from a failed surgery.
About the Authors
Tom Sivak is a composer, and has been a theater music conductor and director since the 1970s. His Prelude and Fugue has been performed by the Chicago Symphony Orchestra, and he scored the documentary film Golub that examines the life and work of controversial painter, Leon Golub. Mr. Sivak’s scores for The Brain That Wouldn’t Die! In 3-D!!! premiered in the 2011 New York Musical Theater Festival, where it won the Mikey Award.
Elizabeth Gelman, who produced and co-authored the musical, is Executive Director of The Florida Holocaust Museum. She has a bachelor of science from Northwestern University and masters from National Louis University, both in communications. She has been active in music and theatre since an undergraduate, and has used her experience to create, design and perform interactive arts education programs for grades K-12 and teacher workshops on integrating the arts into general education curriculum in schools throughout the Midwest.
September 16th through October 2nd
Friday 7:30 PM
Saturday 7:30 PM
Sunday 2:00 PM
Tickets $12.00 for adults, $6.00 for students
Available at door and at:
New Wave Video, 16261 Hwy 101, Harbor
Wright’s Custom Framing, 810 Chetco Avenue