|BATTLE CREEK, April 11, 2017 — Kellogg Community College will bring its Binda Performing Arts Center to life this month with five showings of the College’s spring musical, “Zombie Prom.”
The opening performance will begin at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, April 20, at the Binda, which is located on KCC’s campus at 450 North Ave. in Battle Creek. Additional performances will be held at:
Tickets are $5 for KCC students and employees and $10 for the general public, and may be reserved in advance by calling 269-965-4154.
KCC Theatre professor and “Zombie Prom” director Brad Poer called the musical “a 1950s teen drama/horror comic brought to life as a musical comedy film” and “a campy, rollicking romp through America’s Atomic Age and the Golden Age of horror comic books.”
The plot revolves around a sweet teenage girl named Toffee and her rebellious boyfriend Jonny, who drives his motorcycle into a nuclear cooling tower after Toffee breaks up with him. Toffee is guilt ridden and alone until Jonny returns, risen from the dead — as a teenage nuclear zombie with plans to take her to the prom.
The musical opened Off-Broadway in the mid-1990s and was later adapted into a short film.
For more information, contact KCC Theatre professor and “Zombie Prom” director Brad Poer at poerb.
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