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Director Darren Lynn Bousman and writer/actor Terrance Zdunich, who you might remember collaborated on 2008’s Repo! The Genetic Opera, are back with The Devil’s Carnival, a new “musical film event” that is ready to hit the road starting in April 2012. Bousman and Zdunich will start off the tour in Los Angeles, CA on April 5th, which promises burlesque, special personality meet and greets, Q&A forums, sing-alongs, costume contests, and more. Bonuses for those in attendance include rare behind-the-scenes footage from Repo! and, of course, an exclusive viewing of the movie/musical The Devil’s Carnival.
In The Devil’s Carnival, sinners are invited to a theme park where they endure the repetition of their transgressions. Lucifer and his colorful cast of singing carnies guide these lost souls through their wild, warped amusement park. Original songs are written by Terrance Zdunich and Saar Hendelman, performed by a star-studded assembly of actors and musicians, and directed by Darren Lynn Bousman.
On the Facebook page for the film/event, one person describes the road show this way:
Its not just a screening either. Its the full devils carnival experience. Just imagine the scene in Repo! at the renesance fair before the opera when Shiloh first meets blind mag. Bird man eating popcorn. Gas masks. Euphoric girls twirling in brightly colored tattered tutus … it’ll be a night to remember
The cast of Darren Lynn Bousman’s Devil’s Carnival include Alexa Vega (Repo!), Sean Patrick Flanery (Saw: The Final Chapter), Briana Evigan (S Darko), Jessica Lowndes (Autopsy), Paul Sorvino, Bill Moseley, Laura Meadows, Marc Senter, J. LaRose, Emilie Autumn, Dayton Callie, M. Shawn Crahan, Tillman Norsworthy, Mighty Mike, Ivan Moody, Maggie Lally, Ogre, Contessa, and Hannah Minx. In addition to writing duties, Terrance Zdunich will also star.
Sean Patrick Flanery in The Devil's Carnival
The Hobo Clown: Unofficial custodian within The Devil’s Carnival, but for some extra change, he’ll spin you a story.
The Painted Doll: The belle of Lucifer’s ball, this beauty will test the true nature of your love. Are you man enough to resist her potion?
The Major: As the head of the Hellharmonic, this militant maestro keeps Lucifer’s court musicians in step.
The Scorpion: A rebel even in Hell, this drifter is always seeking beautiful, new targets for his death-defying knife-throwing act.
The Tamer: Hell’s henchman, this ruthless enforcer has tamed his share of unruly beasts.
Wick: This feisty soubrette and her merry band of clown damsels will wow you with acrobatic feats, carols, and mischief.
The Magician: With a flick of his wand, this flamboyant conjurer can make more than rabbit disappear., but needs a little assistance. Can you spare a hand…arm, leg, or head?
The Twin (played by Nivek Ogre): Keep your cards close and your character closer around this double-taker. If he catches you in his coil, you’ll lose more than your shirt.
The creators of The Devil’s Carnival have taken their characters far into the social media realm. Each one has his/her own Facebook page and Twitter account.
SINNERS – $20.00 (gets you a ticket to the show)
CARNIES – $30.00 (ticket to the show, and a pre-signed poster)
RINGMASTERS – $40.00 (VIP Experience: ticket to the show, pre-signed poster, and meet and greet)