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"A blast.... Slick fun for the whole nuclear family." ~ N.Y. Daily News "Stays safely on the sunny side of the macabre.... A gentle send up of the teenage romance films ... given a radioactive glow of novelty." ~ N.Y. Times
"If you like Grease ... you [will] like Zombie Prom." ~ N.Y. Daily News
Ivy Tech & BPP presents the Youth Musical Theatre Ensemble’s (YMTE) production of Zombie Prom, the hit off-Broadway send-up of teen monster movies of the 1950s laced with original rock 'n' roll tunes in the style of the era.
Set in the atomic 1950s at Enrico Fermi High, 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 rides his motorcycle into the cooling tower of the local nuclear power plant. 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.
Toffee must decide if she has the strength to stand up to the prejudices of society (and her high school classmates). Will she publicly proclaim her love for a teenage nuclear zombie? 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.
The stakes are high for the students of the Youth Musical Theatre Ensemble (YMTE), a four-week camp for 11-17 year olds where teens learn the skills needed to produce and perform a professional theatre piece for the general public. This year YMTE celebrates its eleventh year of theatre outreach with the Off-Broadway sensation Zombie Prom, a full-length musical with a rigorous rehearsal schedule that gives students real-time experience handling the demands and rewards of life in the theatre. The program is directed by Eric Anderson, Jr.— the BPP’s Kissing Frogs—and features public performances the first week of August.
An annual event since 2001, the YMTE has been the flagship of the BPP’s summer youth education initiative. This year the BPP has partnered with Ivy Tech to drastically expand their educational theatre opportunities for the community. The newly formed Ivy Tech/BPP Youth Education Program offers four unique summer camp opportunity, extending the offerings of the Ivy Arts for Kids initiative at Ivy Tech Community College.
- Bloomington Playwrights Project
- 107 West 9th
The Bloomington Playwrights Project (BPP) strives to be a leading artistic force in producing and encouraging new plays. The BPP provides opportunities for development, education, and production for promising and established writers and theatre artists in a professional environment. The BPP features two event and performance areas, the Timothy Wiles Mainstage and the Lora Shriner Studio.