Carpenters Halloween


From 2007 to 2010, Carpenters Halloween thrilled audiences with its transformative fusion of John Carpenter’s iconic film with the music of The Carpenters.

Metromix Critic’s Pick

TimeOut Chicago Critic’s Pick and Around Town “Don’t Miss” Event

“A surprise cult hit.  See for yourself this Halloween Season.”- Kerry Reid, Chicago Tribune

CARPENTERS HALLOWEEN is the twisted, camped-up musical tribute to John Carpenter’s original horror classic about a disturbed young man who disfigures a William Shatner mask and then turns his knife on hot teenage babysitters one Halloween night, 1978.  Plain but pretty Laurie Strode and her two frisky girlfriends learn quickly that the road to romance is not a smooth ride.  How better to reflect the conflicted feelings of young love and slashed hope in the ’70s than with the musical stylings of Karen and Richard Carpenter?

Created By Scott Bradley and Jonny Stax

Directed by Scott Bradley; Musical Direction and Arrangements by Brent Moore

2010 Cast: Scott Bradley, Amanda Kayla Kahn, Marcus Kenyadi, Anne Litchfield, Michael S. Miller, Christopher Paul Mueller, Eric Pogrelis, Jenny Rachel Weiner

2010 Band: Nick Davio, Guitar, Jill Waycie, Keyboard, Eric Engelson, Drums

Reviews:

2010

2007 – 2009

  • Metromix Critic’s Pick
  • TimeOut Chicago Critic’s Pick and Around Town “Don’t Miss” Event
  • “A surprise cult hit.  See for yourself this Halloween Season.”- Kerry Reid, Chicago Tribune
  • “If only Broadway jukebox musicals were half this twisted…Bradley is an expert mimic – he’s got the Jamie Lee Curtis hair flip and facial expressions down cold.” – Nina Metz, New City Chicago
  • “Glory Hallelujah for Scooty & JoJo’s Carpenters Halloween at Mary’s Attic – Kirk Williamson, Nightspots
  • “John Carpenter’s Halloween and the music of Karen and Richard Carpenter are two great tastes that taste great together.” – TimeOut Chicago
  • Music makes Halloween even eerier” – Chicago Sun-Times, 10/19/07
  • Bradley a happy camper with ‘Birds’ and ‘Halloween‘” – Chicago Sun-Times, 10/26/07
  • “We were laughing so hard at this dynamic duo’s slasher spoof, Carpenters’ Halloween, that we had pinot noir coming out of our noses (eww).  We’re waiting with bated breath to see if lighting strikes twice.” – TimeOut Chicago, 11/8-14/2007

PHOTOGRAPHY BY TIMMY SAMUEL, STARBELLY STUDIOS

 

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