Zombies From the Beyond
music, lyrics, and book by James Valcq
directed by Adam Carlson
Show Dates: September 5th - September 15th, 2013 at Fitzgerald Park
137 Fitzgerald Park Drive
Grand Ledge, MI 48837
Auditions will be July 14th 7-10pm and July 15th 7-10pm
Please prepare at least 16 bars of a song to audition with. An accompanist will be provided. You may be required to learn a small dance. Cold readings from the script will also be part of the audition. If possible, please bring a resume and a headshot (a single copy will suffice), but these are not required.
A musical comedy celebration of American ideals and foibles in the Eisenhower era. Songs, dances, and laughs abound in the unlikeliest of settings as the Cold War and space race paranoia threaten the good folks at the fictional Milwaukee Space Center in 1955, where the staff is all abuzz at the arrival of rocket scientist Trenton Corbett. The budding romance of Trenton and Mary—the daughter of Space Center commander Major Malone—is jeopardized when a flying saucer lands in Milwaukee. The craft is piloted by Zombina, a buxom alien aviatrix bent on procuring he-specimens to re-populate her planet.
Can Mary uphold her lady-like demeanor while using her facile intelligence to save Milwaukee from a Red Menace and a flying saucer invasion? Can plucky delivery boy Billy ever get secretary Charlene to notice his tap-dancing charms?? Can the stalwart men of Milwaukee survive brainwashing by a musical menace from another world who gives new meaning to "stratospheric" soprano???
Taking its cue from pulp movies popular at the time, ZOMBIES FROM THE BEYOND brings the 1950s nostalgically and hilariously to life with a tuneful, toe-tapping score.
TRENTON CORBETT (20-40; baritone) Dashing leading man. Trenton is the new scientist at the Space Center.
RICK JONES (20-40; baritone) A military man, who is actually a Russian spy (complete with a fake accent).
BILLY KRUTZIK (20-30; tenor; tap dance) The delivery boy with a crush on the secretary, he tries to warm her heart with a tap routine.
MAJOR MALONE (40-60; bass-baritone) Mary's father. He is the military leader of the Milwaukee Space Center.
MARY MALONE (20-40; soprano) Major Malone's daughter. Leading lady and all-around genius, she is the perfect 1950's woman and has her eye on Trenton.
CHARLENE "CHARLIE" OSMANSKI (20-40) The quirky, comedic secretary who is looking for a man.
ZOMBINA (any age; high soprano) The villainous alien who arrives in Milwaukee bent on domination of all men.