Fantasy, Science Fiction, Romantic Comedy
60 minutes (1 hour)
Time Period - 1950s
Settings Of Play -
ZOMBIE PROM takes place in the nuclear 1950s. It is set in the hallways and classrooms of Enrico Fermi High School, the newsroom of Exposé Magazine, a television studio, and Toffee's bedroom.
When it was performed at Broadway Workshop the cast wore t-shirts that very simply said, "Zombie Prom: Atomic Edition" and it was performed on a bare set -- worked gangbusters!
FEATURES / CONTAINS
Local Celebrity Cameo, No intermission, Special Effects
Interior Set, Unit Set/Multiple Settings, Bare Stage/Simple Set, Opportunity for Spectacle
Fantasy Costumes, Period Costumes
No Special Cautions
Appropriate for all audiences, Children (Age 6 - 10), Pre-Teen (Age 11 - 13), Teen (Age 14 - 18)
Jr High/Primary, High School/Secondary
RECOGNITION / AWARDS
This girl-loves-ghoul rock and roll Off Broadway musical is set in the atomic 1950s at Enrico Fermi High, where the law is laid down by a zany, tyrannical principal. Pretty senior Toffee has fallen for the class bad boy. Family pressure forces her to end the romance, and he charges off on his motorcycle to the nuclear waste dump. He returns glowing and determined to reclaim Toffee's heart. He still wants to graduate, but most of all he wants to take Toffee to the prom. The principal orders him to drop dead while a scandal-seeking reporter seizes on him as the freak du jour. History comes to his rescue while a tuneful selection of original songs in the style of 50s hits keeps the action rocking across the stage.
"A musical blast! Fun for the whole nuclear family!" - New York Daily News
"The music by Dana P. Rowe and lyrics by John Dempsey are full-bore teen anthems from start to finish, sung by a group of full-voiced singers who slalom down (and up) every melodic curve." - The Fort Lauderdale Sun-Sentinel
"Exhilarating! Sharp, spiffy, brighter and better crafted than both 'The Rocky Horror Show' and 'Grease' put together. It has musical wit and breathtakingly catchy, rich melodies. - New York Law Journal
"Don't miss it! Slicker than 'Grease', smoother than 'Rocky Horror', bigger and funnier than 'Little Shop of Horrors!' - WOR
"Zombie Prom is a breath of freshness and vitality, an exhilarating sign of spring and renewed life in today's musical landscape of spectacles and revivals." - Martin Gottfried, The New York Law Journal
"ZOMBIE PROM: Kooky, creepy, campy fun...Packed with soupy mock-'50s sock hop tunes and more teen-age turmoil than a John Waters film..." - Fort Lauderdale Sun Sentinel
"JOKES ARE JUMPING AT ZOMBIE PROM!" - The Miami Herald
Originally produced at BROADWAY WORKSHOP in New York City.