RMHS Performing Arts Center
Reading Memorial High School
62 Oakland Road, Reading MA
Show Dates and Times
Friday, November 12 at 7:30 pm
Saturday November 13 at 7:30 pm
Sunday, November 14 at 2:00 pm
Friday, November 19 at 7:30 pm
Saturday November 20 at 7:30 pm
Sunday, November 21 at 2:00 pm
Tickets are $20 for adults and $15 for senior citizens and students.
MASKS REQUIRED FOR ALL PATRONS
The RMHS Drama Club’s latest production of Zombie Prom is a fast paced, exciting rock musical that features the typical teen concerns: homework, practice, getting the grade, who is dating whom and, of course, zombies.
Zombie Prom is an off-Broadway musical by Dana Rowe and John Dempsey. Set in the 1950s, this show is a hilarious, satirical look at the bygone days of malt shops and atomic bomb drills. The students of Enrico Fermi High dream of nothing but Pep Squad and the upcoming prom, until rebel greaser Jonny Warner transfers to school and shakes things up. After falling in love at first sight with the most popular girl in school (Toffee) Jonny vows nothing can keep them apart...until he hurls himself into the local Nuclear Power Plant and becomes a heart-throb with no pulse. Somewhere between Grease and Night of the Living Dead, Zombie Prom is a fun romp for the whole family.
The score features show-stopping big numbers (“Enrico Fermi High”) and tender ballads (“The Voice in the Ocean”). Seniors Jack Mendez and Tallulah Patalano will take on the roles of Jonny and Toffee. Evelyn Howell (school principal Miss Strict) and Lucas Scozzari (tabloid reporter Eddie Flagrante), bring comedy to the authoritarian and sinister adults. RMHS students complete the cast creating a lively and energetic ensemble. Senior Josie Feltus will be taking on the challenging role of Student Lighting Designer for this production, bringing her experience and leadership to the show’s technical crew. The crew, composed of hardworking and creative students, will be creating the designs for hair, makeup, set, props, lights and sound, as well as bringing the show to after-life - on stage - each performance.
“This year, our club is taking a look at fear and how it affects us as individuals and a society,” said director Natalie Cunha, who is starting her tenth year of directing for the RMHS Drama Club. “After the last year and half of seeing how the pandemic not only has affected our larger community, but especially its effects on the arts, this process has been such a gift. The students have a new energy; they don’t take a single day of rehearsal for granted. I cannot wait to see the curtain open on this production. Each and every student has brought their best on and off the stage. This is not a show to miss. It’s funny, ghoulish, witty and a total delight. It's such a great return to our stage.”
“Being a part of this show has been AMAZING.” Tallulah Patalano (Toffee/ RMHS Drama Club President) said. “Being able to return to the stage and rehearse together is so incredible. The energy of this show is unlike anything we’ve done in a long time. It's perfect for this spooky season, and for the whole family. Everyone should come and see it!”
You can see Zombie Prom at the RMHS Performing Arts Center in Reading, MA on Nov 12,13,19, 20 at 7:30pm and Nov 14, 21 at 2:00.
In the News!
MEET THE STUDENT
Tallulah Patalano (Senior) Cast (Toffee)
Jack Mendez (Senior) Cast ( Jonny)
Evelyn Howell (Senior) Cast ( Principal Strict)
Josie Feltus (Senior) Tech (designer)
Production Credits: A BLOCK BROADCAST TEACHER: Anna Cuevas STUDENTS: Ryan Branson & Katelyn Puglia
Zombie Prom promo with Dr. Tom Milaschewski, RPS School Superintendent.
Watch the superintendent promo