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Theatre Company of Saugus presents “Zombie Prom” – tonight begins second weekend at Legion Hall

  (Editor’s Note: The following info is from a press release issued by the Theatre Company of Saugus related to its ongoing performances of “Zombie Prom” at American Legion Post 210 [44 Taylor St., Saugus]. The first performance of the final weekend of showings is 8 p.m. today, Oct. 28.)

  “Zombie Prom” is a girl-loves-ghoul, rock-n-roll off-Broadway musical set in the atomic 1950s to a tuneful selection of original songs in the style of 50s hits. The Theatre Company of Saugus (TCS) is pleased to present “Zombie Prom” as the 2022 edition in its ongoing series of Halloween-season shows. The remaining performances are today, Friday and Saturday.

  At Enrico Fermi High School, 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 end the romance, and he charges off on his motorcycle to the nuclear waste dump. He returns glowing and determined to reclaim Toffee’s heart and graduate, but most of all he wants to take Toffee to the prom. The principal orders him to drop dead, and a scandal reporter seizes on him as the latest great freak show.

  Praise for “Zombie Prom” from the media includes the following: “A musical blast! Fun for the whole nuclear family!” said the New York Daily News. “Don’t miss it! Slicker than Grease, smoother than Rocky Horror, bigger and funnier than Little Shop of Horrors!” said WOR. “Exhilarating! Sharp, spiffy, brighter, and better than both The Rocky Horror Show and Grease put together. It has musical wit and breathtakingly catchy, rich melodies.” said the New York Law Journal.

  TCS is pleased to announce the cast of “Zombie Prom”: Mia Mercurio plays Toffee, the girl in love with the new bad boy in school. Dylan Bushe is Jonny (with no H), who still loves Toffee although he is living dead. Amy DeMarco is Miss Delilah Strict, the school principal who insists her students follow all the rules and regulations. Sean Perry is Eddie Flagrante, the muckraking news reporter. The other singing-dancing kids in school are Dana Murray as Candy, Jilliana Sliby as Coco, Elly Kaye as Ginger, Jeff Lyon Bliss as Jake, Brianna Randazza as Josh, Lyndsey Evangelista as Joey, and Ensemble members Kellie Tropeano and Lauren Lyon Bliss.

  “Zombie Prom” has music by Dana P. Rowe and book and lyrics by John Dempsey. It is based on a story by John Dempsey and Hugh Murphy. “Zombie Prom” is presented by arrangement with Concord Theatricals (www.concordtheatricals.com).

  The TCS production is directed by Kaycee Renee Wilson, with musical direction by Shawn Gelzleichter, and choreography by Kate Kelly. The stage manager is Vi Patch. Costumes are by James Valentin. It is produced by Jeff Bliss, Dylan Bushe, Lauren Lyon Bliss and Larry Segel.

  The remaining performances are October 28-29-30, 2022; Friday and Saturday at 8:00 p.m. and a Sunday matinee at 2 p.m. Tickets are $20 to $25 and may be purchased in advance online at TCSaugus.org/tickets.

  The venue is the American Legion Post 210 at 44 Taylor St. in Saugus, Mass. The performance space is not wheelchair accessible, but it does feature a bar serving alcoholic and soft drinks. Snacks and raffle tickets are available for purchase before the show and during intermission.

  For more information, see the TCS website at TCSaugus.org.

In “Zombie Prom,” the girl-loves-ghoul, rock-n-roll musical, Toffee’s Dad and Mom want her to break up with her bad-boy boyfriend. From left to right: Sean Perry as Dad and Lauren Lyon Bliss as Mom. The remaining shows are today, Saturday and Sunday. (Courtesy photo to The Saugus Advocate)
The school principal gives the girls some advice in cooking class in “Zombie Prom,” the girl-loves-ghoul, rock-n-roll musical. From left to right: Jilliana Sliby as Coco, Lauren Lyon Bliss as Sheila, Mia Mercurio as Toffee, Elly Kaye as Ginger, Dana Murray as Candy, Amy DeMarco as Miss Strict. The remaining shows are today, Saturday and Sunday. (Courtesy photo to The Saugus Advocate)

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