Zombie Prom | Mayne Stage | Theater & Performance, Halloween | Chicago Reader

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When: Thursdays-Saturdays. Continues through Oct. 31 2013

Set in the 50s at Enrico Fermi High, this "girl loves ghoul" rock 'n' roll musical follows one high school romance to the nuclear-waste dump and back—and everyone knows zombies are the new vampires. With campy flair, catchy harmonies, and a surprisingly relevant lesson about love and its many forms, John Dempsey's book and lyrics are great Halloween fun. Director and choreographer Corey L. Mills is top-notch in drag as principal Delilah Strict, whose "rules, regulations, and respect" are the law of the land until bad boy Jonny Warner comes back a teenage nuclear zombie. Mills is especially electric trading barbs with Patrick Matthew Perry’s Eddie Flagrante, a reporter with a nose for scandal. —Marissa Oberlander

Price: $20-$30

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