Floyd Central Theatre has had a banner year of successes and the school's fall production of Zombie Prom, a 1950's musicl spoof, has received a trio of honors. The musical was selected as the only full length show to be presented at The Indiana State Thespian Festival in Indianapolis this March as well as being one of only a handful of schools selected to present a main stage production at The International Thespian Festival in Lincoln, Nebraska this June with the further honor of being the official representative of the State of Indiana at the International Fringe Festival in Edinburgh, Scotland this August.
The show is also being featured in a Hollywood feature documentary being produced by L.A. director Barry Blaustein. To accomodate the documentary shooting schedule, F.C. Theatre has moved the encore performances of the show to March 9, 10, and 11. This will be the final chance for patrons to see the show.
Chris Bundy, Director of Theatre Arts at Floyd Central commented, "There aren't many shows that I can say I don't tire of eventually, but Zombie Prom is one of those rare shows that keeps a smile on your face over and over again....not to mention packing in some fantastic music."
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 /files/storyimages/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 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 and builds to a fun-filled and unexpected conclusion. The New York Times said of the show, "It stays safely on the sunny side of the macabre and is a gentle s/files/storyimages/up of the teenage romance films of the 50's given a radioactive glow of novelty."
The show will be presented Friday and Saturday, March 9 & 10 at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday, March 11th at 2 p.m. Tickets are $15 for adults; $12 for senior citizens and $10 for students. Reservations may be placed by calling the 24-hour reservation line at 923-8811, Ext. 333.
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