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. The Kelsey Players and Tomato Patch Workshops present this Off-Broadway cult musical Friday, Feb. 5, at 8 p.m.; Saturday, Feb. 6, at 2 p.m. and 8 p.m.; and Sunday, Feb. 7 at 2 p.m.
Kelsey Theatre is located on the college’s West Windsor campus, 1200 Old Trenton Road.
It’s a tale of teenage angst gone radioactive. Sweet teen Toffee is drawn to bad-boy Jonny, much to the dismay of Delilah Strict, the principal of Enrico Fermi High. When Miss Strict persuades Toffee to break off the relationship, Jonny commits suicide by driving his motorcycle directly into a nuclear cooling tower at the local power plant. The tale gets more twisted when Jonny returns as a zombie looking for his lost love. Enter TV journalist Eddie Flagrante, and the story is about to get much bigger.
“Zombie Prom” premiered in Key West, Fla., in 1993 and opened Off-Broadway in 1996. It had a 2009 Off-West End run in London and was also adapted into a short film.
“Zombie Prom” stars Pam Jorgensen of Franklin Park as Miss Delilah Strict; Samantha Phillips of Hamilton as Toffee; Marissa Marciano of West Windsor as Candy; Kaitlyn Anthony of Bordentown as Coco; Jacqueline Galli of Lambertville as Ginger; Jon Logan of West Windsor as Jonny Warner; Zach Abbruscato of Hightstown as Joey; JC DeMaria of South Brunswick as Josh; Jack Lynch of Princeton as Jake; and Scott Karlin of Plainsboro as Eddie Flagrante.
The ensemble features: Robbie Angarone of Hamilton, Emma Behrens of East Windsor, TaylorRae Carter of Lambertville, Evan Chartock of Princeton Junction, Maddy Chartock of Princeton Junction, Jordyn David of Robbinsville, Mia Davis of Hamilton, Zachary Finacchio of Hamilton Square, Zamir Gorden of Lawrenceville, Abby Kenna of Robbinsville, Jasmine Livingston of Florence, Melissa Logan of West Windsor, Brandon Luckenbaugh of Hillsborough, Alexys Pulsinelli of Bordentown, Rachel Rivera of Lawrenceville, Clara Ruggieri of Hamilton, Reva Sangal of West Windsor, Abigail Valerio of Robbinsville, and Ava Zoltanski of Robbinsville.
The production staff includes Directors Dan Spalluto and Jackie Robinson, Musical Director Elizabeth Rzasa, Assistant Musical Director Madelyn Curtin, Choreographer Rachel Tovar, Stage Manager Jackie Robinson and Assistant Stage Manager Ryan Strack. The show is produced by Kitty Getlik, with set design by John Maurer and lighting design by Harrison Seefelt. The rehearsal accompanist is Sergey Tkachenko.
Tickets are $20 for adults, $18 for senior citizens, and $16 for students and children. Tickets may be purchased online or by calling the Kelsey Box Office at 609-570-3333.
Kelsey Theatre is wheelchair accessible, with free parking available next to the theater. For a complete listing of adult and children’s events, visit the Kelsey website or call the box office for a brochure.
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