Miami, April 11, 2016 – The Opera/Musical Theatre Ensemble at Miami Dade College (MDC) Wolfson Campus presents a 20th years anniversary production of Zombie Prom, a quirky musical comedy based on a 1950’s horror comic book. Directed by Carol Caselle, conducted by Paul Schwartz and choreographed by Lee Pugh, this production will be performed by student actors at 7 p.m. Thursday and Friday, April 21 – 22, at MDC Wolfson Campus.
Zombie Prom is based on a story by John Dempsey and Hugh Murphy, with music by Dana Rowe and book and lyrics by John Dempsey. The story centers on a budding romance between good girl Toffee and the rebellious Jonny. When Toffee’s parents force her to break it off with the bad boy, Jonny hurls himself into the city’s nuclear power plant. Just when Toffee begins to move on, Jonny returns—as a zombie!
In April 1996, Zombie Prom opened at the Variety Arts Theatre in New York. Now, twenty years later, the campy, 1950’s style show returns to South Florida. Before it ever ran in New York, Zombie Prom had its first production in 1993 at the Red Barn Theatre in Key West, followed by another production at the New River Repertory Theatre in Fort Lauderdale.
The Wolfson Campus Opera/Musical Theatre Ensemble is an intensive program dedicated to helping young students who are interested in pursuing careers in musical, operatic and theatrical performances. By taking classes in all major music performance and education areas, the program is designed to expand students’ skills and level of stage experience.
Tickets are $15 for general admission; $5 for MDC students, faculty, and staff with a valid MDC ID.
To purchase tickets in advance, please call 305- 237-3721 or 305-237-3201. Seating is limited.