DISCO Zombies

Is the only thing better than an ancient book that magically reanimates the dead when those same dead do a little musical theater number? We say yes: Unlike Scott and Ash, we know exactly what the fuck “that” was. Things ancient, awful and unspeakable lurch into something resembling life this weekend.

8 p.m. Oct. 13, 14, 20, 21 and 27, and midnight Oct. 21 and 28 at The 5 & Dime a Theatre Company, 112 E. Adams St., Downtown, $22, the5anddime.org.