Prom Night of the Living Dead!
Music by Dana P. Rowe
Book and Lyrics by John Dempsey
Based on a Story by Mr. Dempsey and Hugh M. Murphy
direction by Jerry Prell
musical direction by Hector Salazar
choreography by Steve Rosa
Saturday, Feb 20
10 am to 12:30 pm
(Burnight Center Theatre)
Those auditioning need to prepare: Prepare 16 bars of a song in the style of the show or a song from the show itself.
Bring sheet music in the correct key. Accompanist provided, no a capella singing.
A one-minute comedy monologue of your choice. Appropriate attire for dance audition and must wear shoes.
A cast list will be posted on the Studio Theatre Doors the next week
All students cast must enroll in the required classes in order to participate.
Apr 29, 30 May 5, 6, 7 @ 8 p.m.
and May 8 @ 2 p.m.
For show information: www.cerritos.edu/theatre or call: 562.467.5058
Email director: firstname.lastname@example.org
Cerritos College: 11110 Alondra Blvd., Norwalk, CA 90650
SYNOPSIS This girl-loves-ghoul rock-and-roll Off Broadway musical is set in the atomic 1950’s 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 and his story becomes a cause célèbre. A shocking revelation saves him while a tuneful selection of original songs in the style of 50’s hits keeps the action rocking.
NOTE: Ages given represent the age that actor must be able to portray, not necessarily their actual age. All Ethnicities encouraged to audition.
DELILAH STRICT: Female, 35-50 (Range: Mezzo Soprano Belt, G3-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, 35-50 (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 (10-12 men & women) 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.