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FAC to present ‘Zombie Prom’ with local teens

Posted: November 8, 2011 3:24 p.m.
Updated: November 9, 2011 5:00 a.m.

The Fine Arts Center of Kershaw County (FAC) and the Columbia Children’s Theatre will present Zombie Prom, a Youth Theatre Production,  November 10-13 in the Wood Auditorium. Evening shows start at 7 p.m., with the Sunday matinee starting at 3 p.m.. Tickets are $15 for adults and $12 for students, seniors and military. Zombie Prom is sponsored by Modern Turf.

More than 60 local teens make up the cast and crew of this lively musical directed by Jerry Stevenson, artistic director for Columbia Children’s Theatre. The cast includes Spyro Argyropoulos, Adam Arledge, Caleb Arledge, Ally Armentrout, Sarah Barks, Madison Benton, John Bowen, Anna Boyce, Lilly Coveney, Laura Daniel, Illia Dia, Matthew Dickerson, Wallyce-Olivia Dowey, Mikayla Drost, Kaitlyn Fuller, Deanna Furniss, Alex Greenwood, Jonathan Hinely, Cadence Jackson, Melanie Jenkins, Jillian Kennedy, Joel Kennedy, Henry Kerfoot, Sarah Kerfoot, CJ Knotts, Anthony Chaz Latimer, Joshua Laynem, Gwyneth Lee, Mayah Lee, Branwen Liddle, Abbigael Little, Andrew Manor, Margaret Marshall, Nikki McLaughlin, Emma Meeker, Mason Meeker, Cameron Messinides, Sam Messinides, Shikuro Messinides, Robert Moreno, Christina Moss, Alexis Mulero, Pierce Mulero, Kayla Pineau, KeeLe Puckett, Paige Rice, Justin Ruffing, Mackenzie Saverance, Anthony Sheheen, Abby Tarte, Mariah Teasdale, Jordan Thiele, Cole Thompson, Rocky Tosh, Alexander Trznadel, Katie Welch, Michael Williams, KK Willoughby, and Zachary Willoughby. The production crew is made up of Elizabeth Stepp, assistant director/choreographer; Candice Fuller, assistant director/choreographer; and Margaret Buckelew, stage manager. The technical crew includes Nathan Fuller, Dennis Methe, and Kayla Gainey. Jenna Little and Maya Liddle are the running crew and a special nod goes to “Mom Extraordinaire” Brenda Mulero for her help backstage.

About Zombie Prom

Zombie Prom is based on a book by John Dempsey and Hugh M. Murphy, with lyrics by Dana P. Rowe. Zombie Prom is produced by special arrangement with Samuel French, Inc. Set in the 1950’s, this “girl loves ghoul” rock and roll, Off-Broadway musical takes place at Enrico Fermi High, where the law is laid down by a zany, tyrannical principal. When Toffee falls for the “bad boy” Jonny, her family forces here to end the romance. Jonny takes off on his motorcycle to the nuclear waste dump.  He returns glowing and determined to reclaim Toffee’s heart and take her to the prom. Featuring original 50’s style music and songs, Zombie Prom is sure to keep the audience rocking in their seats.

“When asked by Modern Turf, FAC’s Youth Theatre programming sponsor about doing a show with all teens that might be a little hipper and/or cooler, I thought what could be cooler and hipper than zombies and proms? Other than the show Grease, I couldn’t think of any others that might bring middle and high school students to the FAC for a big show,” said Stevenson.  “Just the line, ‘He’s come back from the dead as a teenage nuclear zombie,’ makes me giggle,” he said.

For more information or tickets call 425-7676 extension 300 or visit the FAC website at www.fineartscenter.org. The Fine Arts Center of Kershaw County is located at 810 Lyttleton St. in Camden. Box office hours are Monday through Wednesday and Friday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. and Thursday 10 a.m.-6 p.m.

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