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Love comes to life in A-State’s ‘Zombie Prom’

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Posted: Thursday, February 23, 2017 11:40 pm

Love can conquer all obstacles-- even a nuclear power plant. Arkansas State University’s Theatre Department has put together a show-stopping performance of “Zombie Prom.” Equipped with matching costumes and fun dance numbers, “Zombie Prom” truly comes through.

 

Starring junior theatre majors, Alyssa Burleson and Zac Passmore as Toffee and Jonny, “Zombie Prom” tells a quirky love story set in a 50’s style high school, run by uptight principal, Ms. Strict (Emma Watkins).

 

The musical was a nonstop party of upbeat songs and innuendos. Burleson and Passmore shared a great chemistry, which highlighted their extraordinary talent that much more. Watkins played the perfect cranky principal, giving the audience major flashbacks to Ms. Trunchbull from “Matilda.”

 

Songs such as “Jonny Don’t Go” and “Expose” left the audience members wowed at the talent of these young actors while simultaneously blushing with humor.

 

The supporting cast of the show provided many moments of comic relief and stunning backup vocals.

 

The lighting and stage setup was simple, but effective. Armed with a terrific score, it provided the perfect backdrop for this twist on a teen angst love story.

 

“Zombie Prom” will be showing at the Fowler Center on Feb. 24-25 and then Feb. 27 to March 1 at 7:30 p.m. If you have the chance to make it, you will not be disappointed. If you don’t have the time-- make the time.

 

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