Zombie Prom, Off-Broadway

Zombie Prom (Original Off-Broadway Cast)ZOMBIE PROM

The Variety Arts Theatre, New York

Opened April 9, 1996
Music by Dana P. Rowe
Lyrics and Book by John Dempsey
Produced by Nat Weiss in association with Randall Wreghitt

Directed by Philip Wm. McKinley and starring Richard Roland, Jessica Snow-Wilson, Karen Murphy and Richard Muenz.  Zombie Prom was choreographed by Tony Stevens and also featured Rebecca Rich, Cathy Trien, Natalie Toro, Marc Lovci, Jeff Skowron and Stephen Bienskie.


Zombie Prom is licensed through Samuel French and the Off-Broadway Cast recording is available for download on iTunes .

"Exhilarating! Sharp, spiffy, brighter and better crafted than both "The Rocky Horror Show" and "Grease" put together. It has musical wit and breathtakingly catchy, rich melodies." ~ Martin Gottfried, N.Y. Law Journal

"A musical blast! Fun for the whole nuclear family!" ~ Michael Musto, Daily News

"Zombie Prom is a breath of freshness and vitality, an exhilarating sign of spring and renewed life in today's musical landscape of spectacles and revivals." ~ Martin Gottfried, The New York Law Journal

"Stays safely on the sunny side of the macabre.... A gentle send up of the teenage romance films ... given a radioactive glow of novelty." ~ New York Times

"Zombie Prom (a toxic schlock opera), a feel-good, user-friendly musical comedy (with) its witty, ribald script and clever-tuneful songs..." ~ George Capewell, The Miami Herald

"Don't miss it! Slicker than "Grease", smoother than "Rocky Horror", bigger and funnier than "Little Shop of Horrors!" ~ Joy Browne, WOR

"JOKES ARE JUMPING AT ZOMBIE PROM!" ~ George Capewell, The Miami Herald

"The music by Dana P. Rowe and lyrics by John Dempsey are full-bore teen anthems from start to finish, sung by a group of full-voiced singers who slalom down (and up) every melodic curve." ~ Jack Zink, The Fort Lauderdale Sun-Sentinel

"Destined to be received with open arms by aficionados of The Rocky Horror Picture Show and The Little Shop of Horrors..." ~ Robert Sims, The Eastsider

"Packed with soupy mock-'50s sock hop tunes and more teen-age turmoil than a John Waters film..." ~ Jason Cochran, Fort Lauderdale Sun Sentinel

"Zombie Prom may prove the '90s equivalent of The Rocky Horror Picture Show..." ~ Robert Sims, The Eastsider

"ZOMBIE PROM: KOOKY, CREEPY, CAMPY FUN" ~ Jason Cochran, Fort Lauderdale Sun Sentinel

"This is pure entertainment with a rock 'n roll beat. The sound is polished, the lyrics are strong...Trash becomes treasure when Rowe and Dempsey reflect on contemporary pop culture." ~ Jane Phillips, Key West, Solares Hill