Zombie Prom is one of my personal favorites, Backdoor Theatre put it on as a summer youth musical in 2005 and my mother wouldn't let me audition hoping that this "theater thing" was just a phase haha. Well I pined and waited and seven years later my chance finally came up to be in this hysterically funny show! The time the 1950's (I choose they school year 1956-57) and the setting the all American "Enrico Fermi High School" (Named for the beloved father of the Atom bomb) nestled in the shadow of "The Gary Francis Powers- Nuclear plant" (Named for the famed spy pilot!).
(Our set Before...)
(After, Enrico Fermi High- circa 1957)
This show was on a smaller stage, so I went with "less is more", the actors and songs are really what brings this show to life.
(Hallway bulletin board)
For our sports team, we came up with "The Enrico Fermi Rockets", for our school colors I choose Burgundy and Navy blue (for/from our letter sweaters). I also neatly added Air Raid warning signs as the threat of attack is eminent. Later int he show a sign up sheet for student council and an ad for the local drive-In movie theater are also added to the board.
(Using felt and white paint, I created our "school pennant".)
Since the High School is adjacent to the towns Nuclear Power Plant, it wouldn't be complete without a few of these...
(This more beat up fall out sign is hung on exterior brick wall in a scene.)
(After, and missing the door pulls)
I am happy with the way everything turned out, as I said before I've been dying to do this show! It is so much fun and we've all been loving every minuet of it. I need to give a special thanks to Director Kathy Jackson for letting me run a muck on set, and trusting me thought all of it haha! Also a Thank you to Blaine- Backdoor Theatre's Master Carpenter for letting me help on the sets. It's always weird "playing in someone else's playground"- but I'm glad I got to, thank you Blaine!