loading

1-866-598-8449

Customer Service available Mon - Fri 9am to 9pm EST Sat & Sun 1pm to 8pm EST

Zombie Prom: Atomic Edition - Short Musical, Comedy

Zombie Prom: Atomic Edition

John Dempsey, Hugh Murphy, Dana P. Rowe, Marc Tumminelli

Customer Rating: starstarstarstarstar (Rate this!)

Short Musical, Comedy

5m, 5f

ISBN: 9780573702297

Book and Lyrics by John Dempsey. Based on a story by John Dempsey & Hugh Murphy. Music by Dana P. Rowe. Adapted by Marc Tumminelli

A youth-theatre adaptation of the popular Off-Broadway girl-loves-ghoul rock and roll musical, set in the atomic 1950's.

Note on Digital Perusal: Samuel French's new digital perusal process grants easy, digital access to music perusals while protecting the intellectual property of our composers, book writers, and lyricists. Samuel French perusals are intended to be used for finding the perfect show to fit your theater, casting pool, and resources. Perusals should be used to get acquainted with the music and script. They cannot be used to hold auditions, produce the show without a license, or find sheet music for a separate performance.

$9.95
: Acting Edition
$4.95
Digital Perusal Score Rental
$17.95
: Large Print
$19.95
: Stage Manager

Licensing fees and rental materials quoted upon application.


Description

Short Musical

Comedy

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

CAUTIONS

No Special Cautions

TARGET AUDIENCE

Appropriate for all audiences, Children (Age 6 - 10), Pre-Teen (Age 11 - 13), Teen (Age 14 - 18)

PERFORMANCE GROUP

Jr High/Primary, High School/Secondary

RECOGNITION / AWARDS

From Off-Broadway

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.

Characters

CASTING

5m, 5f

CASTING ATTRIBUTES

Ensemble cast, Reduced casting (Doubling Possible), Expandable casting, Features Teens, Flexible casting, Room for Extras

CASTING NOTES

ONE ACT Musical, Comedy
5+m, 5+m & Large Ensemble

The ranges, doublings and character descriptions are only suggestions based on the talent in the New York cast. ZOMBIE PROM has been performed successfully with many different sized casts and vocal types but was originally written for a cast of ten, in which case doubling is needed for the Prologue, I-2 and II-2.

CHORUS SIZE

Large

DELIAH STRICT - School Principal; icy and hard on the outside with a heart of gold. (Should have good comic timing - think Carol Burnett or Bette Midler)
TOFFEE - Senior; Good girl from the right side of the tracks.  Hopelessly in love with Jonny. (Sweet and funny - think Gidget or Sandra Dee)
CANDY - Senior; Nervous and hyper. Always chewing her nails.  (Think a young Marge Simpson)
COCO - Senior, Coco isn't bad, she's just drawn that way. (Think Jessica Rabbit with a dry wit)
GINGER - Senior; Class nerd, sweet and means well but she verges on annoying. (Think Gilda Radner)
JONNY WARNER - Senior, Good kid from the wrong side of the tracks.  Sincere and funny. (Think Ross from "Friends")
JOEY - Senior; Class Jock. Big, handsome and dumb. (Think "duh...")
JOSH - Senior; The class geek.  Aspiring journalist. (Think Pee Wee Herman without the weird voice)
JAKE - Senior; Probably voted the most popular.  He's sweet and personable and is deeply in love with Candy. (Think Richie from "Happy Days")
EDDIE FLAGRANTE - Newspaper Journalist; opportunistic tabloid reporter who roots for the underdog and "justice" in the end. (Think Geraldo Rivera but with Kevin Klein's comic appeal)
ENSEMBLE - Assorted Parents, Secretaries, Copy boys, TV Floor Workers and Singers.

Rental Materials

SIZE OF ORCHESTRA

Piano Only

MUSICAL STYLE

Classic Broadway, Pop/Rock

VOCAL DEMANDS

Moderate

20 Piano Vocal Scores

SFTracks Available (Additional Fee)

Author(s)

Other John Dempsey titles:

Other Hugh Murphy titles:

Dana P.  Rowe

Dana P. Rowe

Dana P. Rowe is an American composer whose musical theater works have been performed in New York City, London’s West End and around the world.  Rowe’s scores for The Fix and The Witches Of Eastwick, both of which were produced in London by Sir Cameron Mackintosh, earned critical acclaim and Olivier Award nominations for best new musical.  His most recent work, Brother Russia, was a recipient of a ... view full profile

Other Dana P. Rowe titles:

Now Playing
Loading
Producer
City
State
Opening
Closing
Reviews

Related Products

You May Also Like

See all

Customers Also Bought