Theater gets zombie-fied


Jackson DeLisle (10), Nicholas Kiepura (11), Brett Balicki (10) and Parker Danner (9) practice their piece for the song. At the first rehearsal, the cast worked on some of the show’s bigger numbers.

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On Dec. 3, the cast of “Zombie Prom” met for its first rehearsal. With the run of “The Somewhat True Tale of Robin Hood” ending on Nov. 24, there was no time to waste in getting into the swing of the new show.

“Back-to-back [shows are] really awesome because you get to be around the people you like the most more often,” Adam Gustas (9) said.

The show, set in the “nuclear fifties,” follows the story of Jonny and Toffee, a pair of star-crossed lovers who meet during a bombraid drill. After Jonny has an incident involving the nearby power plant, he must win the heart of the girl he loves while facing a strict principal, a meddling reporter and a strict no-zombie policy for prom.

“[The show] is so stupidly cheesy that it’s amazing. The music is really great, and it has some fun dance numbers,” Elise Bereolos (10) said.

“Zombie Prom” is the last musical that will be performed in the old auditorium. However, for some thespians, it is just the start of something new.

“I’m excited about everything because it’s my first musical at LC, but I’m excited about the dancing, having the opportunity to be an understudy for one of the lead roles. I think I’m most excited to get to know everyone in the show better than I already do,” Bereolos said.

Opening night for “Zombie Prom” is Feb. 13 at 7 p.m.