Zombie Prom 1996

Opened: April 9, 1996
Closing: April 19, 1996

Zombie Prom - 1996 - Off-Broadway History , Info & More

Variety Arts Theatre
110 Third Avenue New York, NY 10003

Set in the Atomic '50s, "Zombie Prom" is the tale of a sweet, Gidget-like teenage girl named Toffee, played by Adena Ershow, and her "rebel without a cause" boyfriend, Jonny, played by Brad Cashman. The two meet at Enrico Fermi High School and fall in love, but the principal, Miss Delilah Strict intervenes, persuading the indecisive young Toffee to break up with Jonny. Tortured by the betrayal, Jonny drives his motorcycle to the nearby nuclear power plant and flings himself from the top of a cooling tower. Guilt-ridden and alone, Toffee mourns the loss of her love until, one day, Jonny returns, risen from the dead as a teenage nuclear zombie - and the fun begins!

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Interview: Theatre Life with Stephen Oremus
by Elliot Lanes - Jan 31, 2024

Today’s subject Stephen Oremus has been living his theatre life for many years now as a music director/pianist/orchestrator/arranger/musical supervisor. His career is something many of us dream of having but very few of us actually achieve. His current project brings him full circle. Stephen is the Musical Supervisor/Arranger/Orchestrator for Kennedy Center’s Broadway Center Stage production of tick, tick..BOOM! which is running through February 4th in the Eisenhower Theater. Stephen was the show’s original Orchestrator/Arranger/Musical Director in 2001. His work can be heard on the original cast recording.

Find Out What Halloween Horror Is Coming to Peacock This October
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No tricks, just treats. With over 500 titles to explore, Peacock has something to get everyone in the Halloween spirit. Please see below for new and recently added titles as well as a scary line-up of seasonal content. Check out what TV episodes, movies, documentaries, specials and more you can stream on Peacock this October!

Dee Dee Bridgewater & Charity Angél Dawson to Lead Industry Presentation of ELLA: AN AMERICAN MIRACLE
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Aug 25, 2022

ELLA: An American Miracle, a new musical written by Anna Deavere Smith (Twilight: Los Angeles, 1992 and Notes From The Field) and featuring music from the Ella Fitzgerald songbook, is currently in development, with an upcoming work session held from August 25-September 21 to conclude with a private industry presentation.

8 Spooky Shows to Bring to the (Zoom) Screen for Halloween!
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Oct 27, 2020

Halloween might look a little different this year, but that doesn't mean that the spirit (pun intended) of the holiday needs to be dimmed! We're rounding up ten plays and musicals that can be brought to the screen for your Halloween Zoom performances!

Marietta Theatre Company Presents ZOMBIE PROM
by Julie Musbach - Oct 17, 2019

Just in time for Halloween, Marietta Theatre Company serves up a campy combo of Grease meets The Walking Dead with Zombie Prom, running at the Lyric Studio on the Square from October 18 - November 2. This 1950's musical was first produced at the Red Barn Theatre, Key West, Florida in 1993. It opened off-Broadway in New York City at the Variety Arts Theatre in 1996, later opening in London with a UK premiere at the off-West End Landor Theatre in 2009.

New Musical ROAD TO HEAVEN: THE JONATHAN LEE MUSICAL Gets D.C. Reading Today Before Shanghai Premiere
by BWW News Desk - Dec 12, 2017

China Broadway Entertainment announces its latest original global musical: Road to Heaven: The Jonathan Lee Musical. Adapted from the novel by internationally acclaimed author Li Xiuwen, the original musical will feature music by one of China's most iconic singer-songwriters Jonathan Lee.

BWW Review: ZOMBIE PROM A Camp Charmer
by Frank Benge - Oct 27, 2017

ZOMBIE PROM is an Off-Broadway musical that was later adapted into a short film. It was first produced at the Red Barn Theatre, Key West, Florida in 1993. It opened off-Broadway in 1996.

New Musical ROAD TO HEAVEN: THE JONATHAN LEE MUSICAL Gets D.C. Reading Before Shanghai Premiere
by BWW News Desk - Sep 19, 2017

China Broadway Entertainment announces its latest original global musical: Road to Heaven: The Jonathan Lee Musical. Adapted from the novel by internationally acclaimed author Li Xiuwen, the original musical will feature music by one of China's most iconic singer-songwriters Jonathan Lee.

TheatreWorks New Milford to Present ZOMBIE PROM
by Julie Musbach - Jun 11, 2017

On July 14, TheatreWorks New Milford will open Zombie Prom, a musical by John Dempsey and Dana P. Rowe.

BWW Review: ZOMBIE PROM A MUSICAL at Unexpected Stage Company
by Jenny Minich - Oct 10, 2016

Never heard of ZOMBIE PROM until today? Me neither! Unexpected Stage Company did some digging, found a gem and dusted it off just in time for the 2016 Halloween season. Set in the hallways and classrooms of Enrico Fermi High in the nuclear fifties, ZOMBIE PROM is an old-fashioned love story with a zombie twist.

Awesome Theatre Presents: TERROR-RAMA 2: PROM NIGHT
by A.A. Cristi - Aug 9, 2016

Awesome Theatre announces 'TERROR-RAMA 2: PROM NIGHT', the follow up to 2014's hit, TERROR-RAMA featuring two new horror plays: 'Purity' by Claire Ann Rice and 'Sexy Vampire Academy' by Anthony R. Miller. Directed by Colin Johnson, 'TERROR-RAMA 2: PROM NIGHT runs October 14-29 at SF's premier independent theatre venue, PianoFight.

BWW Review: Poignant and Powerful TICK, TICK...BOOM! at Spotlighters Theatre
by Charles Shubow - Jul 13, 2016

The Jonathan Larson musical should not be missed.

Old School Square in Delray Beach Sets 2016-17 Season
by BWW News Desk - Jun 24, 2016

Old School Square has served for over 25 years as the gathering place for Delray Beach, and the 2016-17 Season will launch a new era of arts and entertainment for all ages.

Riverdale Rising Stars to Stage ZOMBIE PROM, 4/9-17
by Tyler Peterson - Apr 4, 2016

"Grease" meets "Little Shop of Horrors" and "The Rocky Horror Show" in ZOMBIE PROM, a hilarious musical spoof inspired by 1950s movies.   The Riverdale Rising Stars production - which is fun for the whole family - will be performed for six performances only:

ZOMBIE PROM to Crawl into MCCC's Kelsey Theatre This Winter
by BWW News Desk - Feb 5, 2016

Merge 1950s teen flicks with 'Atomic Age' sci fi films, add some musical satire, and presto, you've got ZOMBIE PROM, coming to Mercer County Community College's (MCCC's) Kelsey Theatre.

ZOMBIE PROM to Crawl into MCCC's Kelsey Theatre This Winter
by BWW News Desk - Jan 12, 2016

Merge 1950s teen flicks with 'Atomic Age' sci fi films, add some musical satire, and presto, you've got ZOMBIE PROM, coming to Mercer County Community College's (MCCC's) Kelsey Theatre.

Columbia Children's Theatre to Present ZOMBIE PROM
by Tyler Peterson - Oct 15, 2015

Zombie lives matter! And Jonny 'without an H' Warner will try to prove just that as Columbia Children's Theatre's YouTheatre presents the Off-Broadway cult sensation Zombie Prom October 23 - 25. Performances are Friday at 7:00 pm, Saturday at 3:00 and 7:00 pm, and Sunday at 3:00 and 7:00 pm. Proceeds from the 7:00 pm Sunday performance will benefit the Officer Gregory Alia Memorial Fund and the Central Carolina Community Trust flood relief efforts. General admission tickets are $10.00 and $8.00 for active military and seniors with proper ID. Advance ticket purchases are strongly recommended and may be purchased securely on-line at www.columbiachildrenstheatre.com. All shows take place at Columbia Children's Theatre on the second floor of Richland Mall, 3400 Forest Drive in beautiful Forest Acres. CCT's YouTheatre season is sponsored by Staymobile.

Gattelli & Flaherty's IN YOUR ARMS, Featuring 10 Dance Vignettes by Iconic Writers, Begins Tonight at The Old Globe
by BWW News Desk - Sep 16, 2015

The Old Globe opens its 2015-2016 Season with IN YOUR ARMS, a World Premiere dance-theatre musical featuring direction and choreography by Tony Award winner Christopher Gattelli (Newsies, Godspell, Lincoln Center Theater's The King and I and South Pacific) and original music by Tony Award winner Stephen Flaherty (Ragtime, Once on This Island; two-time Oscar nominee for Anastasia). The production begins tonight, September 16, with an opening slated for September 24, and runs through October 25, 2015.

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Among them, the company can claim 18 Tony Awards, 4 Pulitzer Prizes, 6 Pulitzer finalist distinctions, 3 Emmy Awards, and 2 Academy Awards; to list all their honors would take several pages.

Off-Broadway Musical ZOMBIE PROM Lurching Toward the Big Screen?
by Movies News Desk - Jun 8, 2015

Variety reports that the off-Broadway musical ZOMBIE PROM could be lurching toward the big screen soon.

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by Tyler Peterson - May 14, 2015

Award-winning Pantochino Productions Inc. has announced its 2015/16 season which includes three original musicals for family audiences, a Teen Theatre production and an exciting new series produced in conjunction with the Milford Arts Council.

CHEF, MEAN GIRLS & More Heading to Netflix This January
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THIS IS OUR YOUTH to Open Warehouse Theatre's 2015 Season
by Tyler Peterson - Nov 18, 2014

Warehouse Theatre Company will open it's 2015 season with Kenneth Lonergan's 1996 comedy This Is Our Youth. The play, fresh off it's Broadway debut, will receive it's Central Ohio premiere at Warehouse Theatre beginning with a preview performance on Wednesday, January 7, 2015 at MadLab Theatre and Gallery.

Laguna Playhouse Presents Leslie Caron & David Engel in SIX DANCE LESSONS IN SIX WEEKS, Now thru 6/8
by BWW News Desk - Apr 26, 2014

The Laguna Playhouse Executive and Artistic Directors, Karen Wood and Ann E. Wareham are thrilled to present screen legend Leslie Caron, in her first Southern California theatrical performance in over 25 years! SIX DANCE LESSONS IN SIX WEEKS, written by Richard Alfieri, with choreography by Donna McKechnie (A Chorus Line) and directed by Michael Arabian (Waiting for Godot). SIX DANCE LESSONS IN SIX WEEKS will also feature 6-time Ovation Award-winning actor David Engel. 'What an honor to have on our stage the incomparable Leslie Caron and the multi-talented David Engel,' remarks Wood. 'It's a dream cast and a dream come true. With Michael Arabian and Donna McKechnie directing and choreographing, this has to be one of the most anticipated productions in the Playhouse's storied history,' adds Wareham. SIX DANCE LESSONS IN SIX WEEKS will begin previews tonight, April 26 and will open on Saturday, May 3 at 7:30pm and run through Sunday, June 8, 2014 at the Laguna Playhouse, 606 Laguna Canyon Road in Laguna Beach.

Laguna Playhouse to Present Leslie Caron & David Engel in SIX DANCE LESSONS IN SIX WEEKS, 4/26-6/8
by Diana Heisroth - Apr 7, 2014

The Laguna Playhouse Executive and Artistic Directors, Karen Wood and Ann E. Wareham are thrilled to present screen legend Leslie Caron, in her first Southern California theatrical performance in over 25 years! SIX DANCE LESSONS IN SIX WEEKS, written by Richard Alfieri, with choreography by Donna McKechnie (A Chorus Line) and directed by Michael Arabian (Waiting for Godot). SIX DANCE LESSONS IN SIX WEEKS will also feature 6-time Ovation Award-winning actor David Engel. "What an honor to have on our stage the incomparable Leslie Caron and the multi-talented David Engel," remarks Wood. "It's a dream cast and a dream come true. With Michael Arabian and Donna McKechnie directing and choreographing, this has to be one of the most anticipated productions in the Playhouse's storied history,' adds Wareham. SIX DANCE LESSONS IN SIX WEEKS will begin previews on Saturday, April 26 and will open on Saturday, May 3 at 7:30pm and run through Sunday, June 8, 2014 at the Laguna Playhouse, 606 Laguna Canyon Road in Laguna Beach.

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