Wednesday, July 24, 2024


It’s the 13th year for ImprovBoston’s annual Halloween musical, GoreFest, which throws out so much fake blood that ponchos are recommended for audience members.

Previous GoreFests have included “Cirque du Slaughté,” “Macabr-et” and “Slaughterhouse on the Prairie,” but of course this year’s show is “GoreFest the Thirteenth” and takes place at a summer camp “where friendships last forever … or until someone dies.”

“Audiences are sure to enjoy musical numbers, accidental dismemberment and occasional fight scenes between serial killers and summer campers,” said Mac Gostow, associate producer at the Central Square comedy club, in a press release promising “an immersive comedy experience audience members can see, smell, touch and taste (for better and for worse).”

The show is directed by Nate Lopez, and the cast includes Molly Borque, Matt Fear, Kara Gelormini, Will Martin, Nolan Murphy, Brittany Perro, Lauren Robinson, Bryan Smith and Jocelin Weiss, with ensemble players Meg DiMaggio, Robert LaMouthe, Alden Masters, Nick Stevens and Danielle Szymaszek. “GoreFest the Thirteenth” features a book by Don Schuerman and Matt Chapuran, music by Steve Gilbane and lyrics by Schuerman and Gilbane.

“GoreFest the Thirteenth” runs from Thursday through Oct. 31 at ImprovBoston, 40 Prospect St., Central Square. Showtimes are 7:30, 8 or 9:30 p.m., depending on the night. Tickets are $25, or $18 for students at the door.

This post was written from a press release.