KCC to present spring musical “Zombie Prom” April 20-23 in Battle Creek

An illustrated zombie hand holds a flower in a promo for KCC's upcoming musical "Zombie Prom."

Kellogg Community College will bring its Binda Performing Arts Center to life this month with five showings of the College’s spring musical, “Zombie Prom.”

The opening performance will begin at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, April 20, at the Binda, which is located on KCC’s campus at 450 North Ave. in Battle Creek. Additional performances will be held at:

  • 7:30 p.m. Friday, April 21
  • 3 and 7:30 p.m. Saturday, April 22
  • 3 p.m. Sunday, April 23

Tickets are $5 for KCC students and employees and $10 for the general public, and may be reserved in advance by calling 269-965-4154.

KCC Theatre professor and “Zombie Prom” director Brad Poer called the musical “a 1950s teen drama/horror comic brought to life as a musical comedy film” and “a campy, rollicking romp through America’s Atomic Age and the Golden Age of horror comic books.”

The plot revolves around a sweet teenage girl named Toffee and her rebellious boyfriend Jonny, who drives his motorcycle into a nuclear cooling tower after Toffee breaks up with him. Toffee is guilt ridden and alone until Jonny returns, risen from the dead – as a teenage nuclear zombie with plans to take her to the prom.

The musical opened Off-Broadway in the mid-1990s and was later adapted into a short film.

For more information, contact KCC Theatre professor and “Zombie Prom” director Brad Poer at poerb@kellogg.edu.

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