Albion’s latest musical features lovesick zombie
ALBION – Enoch Martin stars as Jonny Martin, a high school student who dies in a motorcycle crash but comes back as a zombie. Jonny had fallen in love with Toffee (Riley Seielstad) and returns as a zombie to attend the high school prom and be with Toffee.
The Albion High School drama program will perform Zombie Prom on Friday at 7 p.m., and Saturday at noon and 7 p.m. at the middle school auditorium.
The musical is set at Enrico Fermi High School, which is near a nuclear power plant. The students go through their daily routine at their lockers, in biology lab, industrial arts class and more. They also practice drills where they seek protection under their desks. That’s where Jonny (Enoch Martin) and Toffee (Riley Seielstad) fall in love.
Toffee’s parents played by April Henchmen, left, and Sam Slick don’t approve of the rebellious Jonny, nor does the principal of the school, Delilah Strict (right), played by Angela Tarricone. They encourage Toffee to break up with Jonny. When Jonny hears the news, he leaves distraught on his motorcycle and ends up dying in a crash.
Toffee (Riley Seielstad) is in mourning over Jonny’s death. Her friends encourage her to get over Jonny and think about the upcoming prom and other fun senior activities.
Angela Tarricone, who plays Miss Strict (the high school principal), isn’t happy when the students don’t follow her exacting rules. Here, Tarricone and cast members sing, “Rules, Regulations, and Respect.” As the plot develops, Miss Strict has a surprising connection to one of the lead characters.
Kate Krieger plays “Little Debbie.”
Zachary Moore (Jeffrey) jumps in the arms of Chase Froman (Jasper) when a siren goes off because the school is near a nuclear power plant.
These boys are busy measuring wood in shop class. They include, from left: Zachary Moore (Jeffrey), Chase Froman (Jasper), Connor Zicari (Joey), Victor Benjovsky (Jake) and Richard Flanagan (Josh).