Zom­bie twist on love

Southern Gazette (South Perth) - - Opinion -

CARLISLE res­i­dent Me­gan Kerr is set to let loose as a zom­bie in the 1950s rock’n’roll mu­si­cal Zom­bie Prom this month at Phoenix Theatre.

While the play boasts Grease- style mu­si­cal num­bers and com­edy to match Happy Days, this show by Dark Physic Pro­duc­tions puts a zom­bie twist on some clas­sic high school love story dra­mas.

Zom­bie Prom is set at En­rico Fermi High School, where the pretty se­nior girl Tof­fee falls for the class bad boy against her fam­ily’s wishes and a world of drama fol­lows.

Kerr plays Tof­fee’s best friend, the bub­bly drama queen Candy.

“Candy can be a bit comedic, although per­haps not al­ways on pur­pose,” she said.

“High school is very im­por­tant to her, par­tic­u­larly the se­nior prom.”

Mu­si­cal theatre has been a part of Kerr’s life from the age of eight, hav­ing trained with Stage Door School, Curtin Uni and Blue Room Theatre.

With the role of Sandy in the Methodist Ladies Col­lege pro­duc­tion of Grease un­der her belt, Kerr said the sim­i­lar­i­ties be­tween both mu­si­cals was part of what drew her to the role, de­spite the dif­fer­ences in char­ac­ters.

“Candy is very dif­fer­ent to my role as Sandy be­cause she’s cer­tainly not shy or timid, so it’s been dif­fi­cult to adapt to the char­ac­ter while main­tain­ing that ’50s feel,” Kerr said.

Pic­ture: Sally New­man

Zom­bieProm fea­tures Carlisle res­i­dent Me­gan Kerr as Candy, Kathryn McCarthy as Tof­fee, Gabriella Guidone as Coco and Jayde Clark as Ginger.

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