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3/14 – Update – Convid19 postpones the Reels of the Dead festival


Received this email from Las Vegas:


“Hello all,


Until this morning we were still optimistically planning our event next weekend in Las Vegas.  With the recent developments of the COVID-19 spread and as a precautionary measure, the decision was made today to postpone the convention until June 19-20, 2020.


Your selection for the Las Vegas lineup and the schedule remains unchanged, just moved to these new dates.  As the situation is fluid, we will continue to monitor developments locally, regionally, and nationally.  If the need arises to change our dates once again, I will reach out to you.”



The Tell-Tale Heart – a musicabre” has been selected for the Reels of the Dead Film Festival during the Days of the Dead show in Las Vegas on March 20-22, 2020.

The Reels of the Dead is a film festival running as part of a horror fan convention at the Plaza Hotel and Casino just off the Fremont Street Experience (which I documented in my “Las Vegas Strip Tease” post) .


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Looks like horror legends like Linda Blair and Danny Trejo and the cast of “Hellbound – Hellraiser 2” will be attending.

Plus Richard Dreyfuss and Barry Bostwick and David Naughton, representing “Jaws” and “Rocky Horror Picture Show” and “An American Werewolf in London” respectively.

Among other splatterific attractions.


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And you can watch my 38 minute Edgar Allan Poe movie musical too.

So if you are a horror fan and can get to Las Vegas in three weeks … there is a heart under the floor boards beating excitedly for you!



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About dannyashkenasi

I'm a composer with over 40 years experience creating music theater. I'm also an actor, writer, director, producer, teacher and general enthusiast for the arts.
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