This girl loves ghoul, rock and roll, Off Broadway musical is set in the 1950’s at Enrico Fermi High, where the law is laid down by a zany, tyrannical principal. High school senior Toffee has fallen for the class bad boy. Family pressure forces her to end the romance, and Jonny 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 Jonny to drop dead while a scandal reporter seizes on him as the freak du jour. This fun and zany musical is filled with a tuneful selection of original songs in the style of hits from the 50’s which keeps the action rocking across the stage.
The show requires a cast of 5 males, and 5 females and a small ensemble. The majority of the cast and ensemble will be part of the high school student body with one older female role as the principal and one older male role as the reporter. For more information about the roles, click here.
Auditions for Zombie Prom will be held Sunday and Monday, August 21 and 22, at 6:30 p.m. at the CLP Lanzy Rehearsal Hall (429 S. Center Street, Ebensburg, PA 15931, below and behind Sunseekers).
Auditionees will be taught a selection from the musical by the music director at the beginning of auditions so please arrive promptly at 6:30 pm to learn the music. Each auditionee may also be asked to sing 16-32 bars (approximately 30 to 60 seconds) of a prepared song selection of their choosing. Please bring piano music for the accompanist or a karaoke/back track. A capella auditions are also acceptable. Auditionees may also be asked to read from a scene selected by the director.
All auditionees are asked to please bring their calendars. They will need to list all rehearsal conflicts ahead of time at auditions. It is vital in casting that the director know of any work conflicts or vacations in advance, so that she can work around them. There may also be occasional weekend rehearsals. Resume and headshots are optional.
Zombie Prom performances will run at the Cresson Lake Playhouse barn theatre at 279 Shapiro Road in Loretto on October 6-8 and October 13-15 at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday, October 9 at 2 p.m. Tickets for these performances will be $10, $14 or $18 each and can be reserved online or by calling Cresson Lake Playhouse at 814-472-4333.