37 John St
Charleston, SC 29403
Move over “Little Shop of Horrors” and “Rocky Horror Picture Show”. The Brain That Wouldn’t Die is the next rock musical to be based on a cheesy horror film. The stage version of the B-movie cult classic is coming to the Charleston Music Hall, June 22-25. This outrageous production features eighteen original songs by Chris Cassone, who has a long association with hitmakers. Most recently, Cassone collaborated on a Top Ten Billboard album with Ace Frehley, the lead guitarist and founding member of KISS.
The play was adapted from the 1962 B-movie by screenwriter, Bruce Bernhard, who moved to Charleston from Los Angeles three years ago. Brain tells the story of a surgeon who must re-assemble his fiancée after she is decapitated in a car accident. To accomplish this medical miracle, he must keep her head alive while he searches for a suitable body in time for their wedding.
Bernhard’s Spinnaker Productions is co-producing the show with The Charleston Music Hall’s Charles Carmody. Brain is directed by Linda Eisen, with musical direction and orchestrations by David McLaughlin, and choreography by Anthony Nannini. The cast is assembled from the finest talent in the Lowcountry, the musicians are the hottest players in town.
Performances at the CHARLESTON MUSIC HALL Performance Dates & Times:
THURSDAY, 6/22, 7:30PM
FRIDAY, 6/23, 7:30 PM
SATURDAY, 6/24, 2:00PM
SATURDAY, 6/24, 7:30 PM
SUNDAY, 6/25, 2:00 PM