October 12 - 28, 2012

ZOMBIE PROM

Music by Dana P. Rowe
Book and Lyrics by John Dempsey
Based on a story by John Dempsey & Hugh Murphy

This "girl loves ghoul, rock-and-roll, Off Broadway musical" is set in the atomic 1950s at Enrico Fermi High, where the law is laid down by a zany, tyrannical principal. Pretty senior Toffee has fallen for the class bad boy. Family pressure forces her to end the romance, and he charges off on his motorcycle to the nuclear power plant. He returns undead, glowing, and determined to reclaim Toffee's heart. He still wants to graduate, but most of all he wants to take Toffee to the prom. The principal orders him to drop dead while a scandal reporter seizes on him as the freak du jour. History comes to his rescue while a tuneful selection of original songs in the style of 50s hits keeps the action rocking across the stage.

PRODUCTION BIOGRAPHIES

Alana Peters (Coco) is ecstatic to be returning to SecondStory after previously being seen in Joseph last season! She is a graduate of WWU and trained at Pacific Northwest Ballet and the School of Ballet Chicago. She has performed lead roles in works by Martha Graham and Tricia Brown as well as interned with the Martha Graham Dance Company. Local credits: Maggie in A Chorus Line (SMT), The Producers (Village Theatre), West Side Story (5th Avenue). Up next: The Music Man at the 5th Avenue!

Brynne Geiszler (Delilah Strict) is very excited to be making her debut with SecondStory Repertory! Born and raised in the Pacific Northwest, Brynne received her BFA in Theater from Cornish College of the Arts and has performed in many venues around the area. She was named “Person to Watch” by BroadwayWorld Seattle for 2011. Favorite roles include Jo (Little Women), Linda (The Wedding Singer), Janet (The Rocky Horror Show), and Rhoda (White Christmas). She wants to thank the entire creative team for giving her this opportunity, and sends much love to her family, friends and especially her amazing fiancé Dan! www.brynnegeiszler.com

Jessica Spencer (Toffee) is so excited to be back at SecondStory Repertory to play Toffee in Zombie Prom! You may have seen Jessica this past year at Village Theatre's New Works Festival in Johnny Baseball... if you didn't you missed her because other than that she was busy getting married and training her happy puppy! She would like to send her love to her new family, Randy & Wynter. I'm so proud of both of you for running towards your dreams and FINALLY being potty trained. Next up, Fiddler on the Roof ensemble swing Fruma Sarah/Shandel, understudy at Village Theatre. Go Zombies!

Joshua Downs (Joey) is a Seattle native who recently graduated from Pepperdine University with a degree in Theater and Music. While there, he spent two years on the Pepperdine Improv Troupe and recently appeared in Final Fantasy: The Improvised Adventures with Unexpected Productions. Favorite roles include Horace Vandergelder (Hello, Dolly!), Lord Capulet (Romeo & Juliet), Frosh (Die Fledermaus), Beadle Bamford (Sweeney Todd), and Sorin (The Seagull). Josh is thrilled to be making his Seattle debut at SecondStory, working on such a fun project with a hysterically imaginative and fun cast and crew.

Alicia Mendez (Candy) is reanimated to be gracing the SecondStory Rep stage for the second time this year. She was last scene as Columbia in The Rocky Horror Show. Alicia spent her summer shooting a feature horror film The Anniversary which will be premiering in Seattle on Halloween. Alicia's favorite roles include Little Sally, Urinetown, Timoune, Once on This Island and the Witch, Into the Woods. Alicia would like to dedicate this show to Casey, "7 years in the making...well worth the wait."

Anthony Pallozzi (Jake) is excited to be performing on the SSR stage once again and with such a talented group of people. Past credits at SSR include; Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, Chicago, and the SSR 2012-2013 Season Sneak Peek. Favorite roles include; Frank-N-Furter (The Rocky Horror Show), Lucky (Dames at Sea), Harry Houdini (Ragtime), Linus (You're... Charlie Brown), and Mark (A Chorus Line). He would like to thank his friends and family for all of their love and support.

Casey Raiha (Eddie Flagrante) is thrilled to be making his SSR debut with this production! Recent Credits include "RENT" (5th Avenue), Charlie Davenport in "Annie Get Your Gun" (Village Theatre), and Lt. Cable in "South Pacific" (Lyric Light Opera). Dedicates this show to his parents, and to Alicia.

Christina Masson (Ginger) is thrilled to be onstage at SSR after being seen in "Joseph..." last fall. Most recent credits include performing in all 3 shows with Leavenworth Summer Theatre. She also stage manages in the Seattle area, so wave to her in the booth when you see "A Christmas Carol" at SSR this December!

Jeremy Adams (Josh) This is Jeremy’s first show at SecondStory. He has been singing and dancing his way around the Seattle-Tacoma region for four years, performing in various venues such as Seattle Musical Theatre, Tacoma Musical Playhouse, and Centerstage. This last summer he was seen as Barnaby at Coeur D’Alene summer theatre’s Hello, Dolly! and participated in 5th Avenue Theatre’s Adventure Musical Theatre children’s tour. Much love to family and friends.

Eric Hagreen (Jonny Warner) is exited to return to SecondStory Rep! Credits include Moritz Steifel-Spring Awakening, Tom Collins-RENT, Voltaire/Pangloss-Candide (Cornell University), Robert-Proof, Mysterious Man-Into the Woods (Ithaca College). "This one is for Nicole and Caitlin!"

Philip Evart Lacey (AD/Choreographer) Philip is a Seattle-based actor, director and choreographer and is excited to be working at SSR. Favorite past projects include directing and/or choreographing Thoroughly Modern Millie, 7 Brides for 7 Brothers, Hairspray, Kiss Me Kate, and performing as Don Lockwood in Singing in the Rain and the title character in Bat Boy, here at SSR. Go Team Zombie!

Jocelyne Fowler (Costume Designer) has designed for Book-It Repertory Theatre (Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Owen Meany’s Christmas Pageant), Seattle Musical Theatre (Legally Blonde), Vashon Opera (Eugene Onegin), Youth Theatre Northwest (The Sound of Music, Cinderella: Rockin’ the ‘80s, The Crucible, The Who’s Tommy and 2010 and 2011’s Haunted Forest), Harlequin Productions (The Americans Across the Street), Theatre 912 (Everything in the Garden, Jason and Medea and The Cherry Orchard), SecondStory Repertory (The Dancing Princess, The Princess and the Pea and Children of Eden), ReAct Theatre (Driving Miss Daisy, A Language of Their Own and Yellow Face), Live Girls (Quickies 13 and Emerald City), Ghostlight Theatricals (Freak Storm and Hedda), and Seattle Pacific University (Much Ado About Nothing).

Alyssa Milione (Stage Manager/Lighting Designer) is thrilled to once again be working at SecondStory. She is a recent transplant to Seattle from Vermont and holds a Bachelors of the Arts Degree from Florida State University with a dual focus in lighting design and stage management. Some of her favorite credits include Machinal (Asolo Conservatory), Some Enchanted Evening (Spruce Peak Performing Arts Center), and Hair (FSU). Special thanks to Homie G and Sams.

Rob MacGregor (Director) is ecstatic to be returning to SSR after directing the staged reading of Lady of Chaos this summer for the first annual Play Rave. He has recently returned to his native Northwest after a five-year sojourn abroad. While away, Rob developed and led the theater program at Utopya School in Istanbul, moonlighted as a sawed-off correspondent for TimeOut Magazine, traversed Asia while reporting on the tech industry and really, really missed root beer. Locally, Rob has worked with: ArtsWest, ReAct, Open Circle, Straight-Edge Theatrics, EXITheatre, Centerstage, Gaydar Productions and RipTide Theater. Brains.

Terence Alaric (Music Director) Terry is a transplant from Southern California where he was very involved in musical theater as pianist/performer and musical direction for scores of scores. Even more to his liking were the original shows composed with longtime collaborator, Linda Ballew, including Wand, War of the Currents (about Thomas Edison and Nikola Tesla), and Casablanca, Casablanca: a movie musical. His first show at SecondStory Rep was as pianist for a revue in 2006, The Seven Deadly Sins; and an original children’s musical with author Pat Haines, The Dancing Princess was produced here earlier this year. He has also worked as arranger and orchestrator for new musicals by other authors as well and enjoys the problem solving aspect and attention to detail which the theater constantly offers.

Mark Chenovick (Set Design/Technical Director) has been designing, building, and painting sets since the mid-eighties. Having the fortune to begin his theatrical career under the tutelage of Don McLaughlin in his hometown of Helena Montana, Mark continued his training at the University of Washington where he was accepted into the Graduate Design Seminar his sophomore year. With subsequent degrees in Art History and Drama, Mark went on to serve as technical director/designer for multiple organizations including: Virginia Musical Theatre, Fort Peck Summer Theatre, the Merry-Go-Round Playhouse, Little Theater of the Rockies, and the Norfolk Governor’s School for the Arts. As Technical Director/Production Manager of the national tour of Anything Goes (starring Gloria Loring) Mark travelled around the United States and Canada realizing that there is no place quite as wonderful as the Pacific Northwest. Shortly after the turn of the millennium, and following a brief stint as a carpenter at The Studio Theatre in Washington D.C., he moved back to Seattle. Locally he has worked behind the scenes for the Village Theatre, Seattle Musical Theatre, Redwood Theatre, and, of course, SecondStory Repertory.


Mark Chenovick (Sound Design) I began my sound design journey splicing reel-to-reel tape together in the basement of the original Penthouse Theater on the University of Washington campus but it was my brief time in the MFA program at Utah State University, where I learned the joys of digital sound design, and subsequently, became hooked on sound design for life. Having provided composed and curated underscoring and soundscaping, original and sourced sound effects, and performance amplification services for multiple theaters across the US, I have felt the most at home at SSR. Special thanks to Squolfie, ‘lil Squolf, and my extended family. You are the music of my life. #bandistoohot #sorrynotsorry

Mark Chenovick (Projection Design) has designed projections for over 100 shows in the last ten years. Prior to that he worked with CJS design, a website design and hosting company, developing custom websites for clients ranging from Draper Valley Farms to Seattle Film Group. He also co-created and ran the now defunct SeattleActor.com, a website focused on Seattle area theater, featuring audition listings, helpful articles, and show reviews. In addition to projections, Mark also designs all of the marketing materials you see at SSR including; posters, show graphics, and website. All my love to Jen. Enjoy the show!

Jim Graham (Bass) has over 30 years experience playing bass in Seattle, London and the San Francisco bay area. His playing has been heard in jazz and rock bands, film scores, concerts, CDs and cruise ship tours. He has played in over 100 different musical theater runs and after a successful run of Rocky Horror Picture Show ("it's just a jump to the left") here at SecondStory Rep last spring, Jim is delighted to return for the undead, lively and hilarious Zombie Prom.

Owen Ross (Guitar) is a producer, composer, teacher and multi-instrumentalist. Originally from Westchester County, New York, Owen grew up in a musical family deeply immersed in the east-coast traditional celtic music scene. His interests turned to jazz and classical music, which lead him to study jazz theory & music composition/technology at the University of Montana. He continued heading west after college and finally settled in sunny Seattle, where he now resides with his partner Bria.

Jordi Montes (Drums) is thrilled to once again be rocking out with SSR! She has a BA in Theatre from Trinity Western University and has been playing the drums for 10+ years. She wishes to thank Jen for the opportunity and her fiance' for her support!

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