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