Calling all teenagers, ages 13-18!

The Players Guild of Dearborn is pleased to present auditions for Zombie Prom on Monday, May 16 & Wednesday, May 18, 2022.

Registration begins at 6 PM, and auditions will commence by 6:30 PM.

Please wear comfortable clothes & shoes that you can move in.

We will have cold readings from the script.

For vocal auditions, please prepare a song in the vocal range of the character for whom you are auditioning. It does not need to be from the show, but be prepared to learn pieces from the show during the audition as well.

PLEASE NOTE — The Players Guild of Dearborn Board of Governors has adopted the policy that all those participating in a show onsite must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19.

Performance dates: July 21-24, 2022

CREATIVE TEAM:

Director: Kristen Campbell
Music Director: Jamee Perryman
Choreographer: Emma Garber

Zombie Prom, a Full-Length Musical, Comedy
Music by Dana P. Rowe / Book and Lyrics by John Dempsey / Based on a story by John Dempsey and Hugh Murphy

This girl-loves-ghoul rock ‘n’ roll Off Broadway musical is set in the atomic 1950s at Enrico Fermi High, 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. He still wants to graduate, but most of all he wants to take Toffee to the prom. 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.

Click the button below to download the audition form and conflict calendar! Please bring completed forms to your audition date.

CAST BREAKDOWN

DELILAH STRICT: Female, (Range: Mezzo Soprano Belt, G33-A5)
School Principal; icy and hard on the outside with a heart of gold. Should have good comic timing – think Carol Burnett or Bette Midler.

TOFFEE: Female, HS Senior (Range: Soprano Belt, F3-E5)
Good girl from the right side of the tracks. Hopelessly in love with Jonny. Sweet and funny – think Gidget or Sandra Dee.

CANDY: Female, HS Senior (Range: Mezzo Belt, F3-G5)
Nervous and hyper. Always chewing her nails. Think a young Marge Simpson. Can double as Mother’s Voice, Secretary, Make-Up Lady.

COCO: Female, HS Senior (Range: Soprano Belt, F3-G5)
Coco isn’t bad, she’s just drawn that way. Think Jessica Rabbit with a dry wit. Can double Secretary (Sheila), Stage Manager.

GINGER: Female HS Senior (Range: Soprano Belt, F3-G5)
Class nerd, sweet and means well but she verges on annoying. Think Gilda Radner. Can double Secretary, Ramona Merengue.

JONNY WARNER: Male, HS Senior (Range: Rock Tenor, C3-C5)
Good kid from the wrong side of the tracks. Sincere and funny. Think Ross from “Friends.”

JOEY: Male, HS Senior (Range: Tenor, E3-F4)
Class Jock. Big, handsome and dumb. Think “duh…” Can double Father’s Voice, Copy Boy, Motorwise Gasoline Guy.

JOSH: Male, HS Senior (Range: Tenor, E3-Eb4)
The class geek. Aspiring journalist. Think Pee Wee Herman without the weird voice. Can double Announcer.

JAKE: Male, HS Senior (Range: Rock Tenor, E3-F4)
Probably voted the most popular. He’s sweet and personable and is deeply in love with Candy. Think Richie from “Happy Days.” Can double Copy Boy, Motorwise Gasoline Guy.

EDDIE FLAGRANTE: Male, (Range: Baritone, D3-Ab4)
Newspaper Journalist; opportunistic tabloid reporter who roots for the underdog and “justice” in the end. Think Geraldo Rivera but with Kevin Klein’s comic appeal.

CHORUS (SATB)

Covered from within the cast or these parts can be assigned separately to expand the cast: Assorted Parents, Secretaries, Copy boys, TV Floor Workers and Singers.

THE PLAYERS GUILD OF DEARBORN COVID-19 POLICY

The Board of Governors at the Players Guild of Dearborn adopted a policy that states that, while proof of vaccination is no longer required for audiences, masks are STILL required for all patrons, members, and staff in the building before, during and after performances. Only actors performing on stage will be permitted to be unmasked. Masks must be worn over the mouth and nose at all times.

This policy will be reviewed monthly and in accordance with state and federal health and safety authorities. The Players Guild is committed to providing a safe and comfortable environment for our potential and current members to create and enjoy theatre.

Please see our Health and Safety Guidelines page for a full explanation of our policies.

Keep an eye out for tickets to this hilarious youth production!

As we get ready to bring the curtain up on Zombie Prom, we would like to take a moment to acknowledge our two Silver Sponsors for the season- McPherson Local and Howe-Peterson Funeral Home & Cremation Services! Your contributions to the return of the magic of live theatre to our community are greatly appreciated by the entirety of the Players Guild family. From the bottom of our hearts: thank you.