Zombies from the Beyond: A Musical by James Valcq
Zombies from the Beyond
A Nostalgic 1950s B-Horror Movie Parody Musical by James Valcq (The Spitfire Grill)
October 24th, 25th, 26th, 28th, 30th, and 31st. A three-course Italian dinner by Chef Alfredo’s Ristorante Italiano is available for purchase as an additional ticket, served before the musical from 5:30-7:00pm on October 24th, 25th, 26th, 28th, 29th, and 30th only! October 31st we will be having a costume, dance, snacks and alcohol party onstage after the show!
5:30-7pm (Except 31st)…..Dinner by Chef Alfredo’s—Lorberbaum-Stahl Studio
7:00pm…………………House Opens—Lorraine Boccardo Theater
Oct. 31st, After Show……Costume Party with Drinks (for sale), Music, Dancing, & Prizes—Lorraine Boccardo Theater
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.
Think B rated, low budget sci-fi films from the 50s.
I was lucky enough to see the original Off Broadway production of Zombies from the Beyond years ago when I lived in New York City, and I am thrilled to be able to help bring the Southern Utah Premiere of this wacky, fun and off-beat musical to the Center for the Arts at Kayenta. Zombies From The Beyond takes us back to a time in America where there was an incredible fascination with outer space and the idea of travelling there, and who or what we might encounter. Hollywood of course fed that fascination with a multitude of low budget films that truly embodied the definition of “Sci Fi Camp”. James Valcq (The Spitfire Grill) has written a truly fun homage to these films, and what better way to do it than with musical numbers thrown in? Please be swept away by this hilarious premiere.
Enjoy the show!
Reviews: “Dead aim, deadpan, dead-on new musical with keen-eyed skill to spare.”
“A splendid surprise. This crazy satire is absolutely enchanting. By all means see it—it’s 24-carat fun.”
“Hilarious! Superb! Marvelous! Out of this world! A droll, tongue-in-cheek book and a zippy score. A dizzy musical above and beyond the call of hilarity.”
—NY Daily News
“James Valcq’s book and songs are ten times cleverer than anything on Broadway right now. This is a scream, hoot and holler from A to Z and will probably turn up on many small theatres’ rosters thanks to its small set and cast.”
Tickets are $30, and $10 for students with current ID.
*Please note that each dinner order for this event will count as an extra ticket on our ticket page. When asked how many tickets you need, please enter your number of tickets PLUS dinners, then select the standard price and dinner options separately for each ticket from the dropdown menu on the ticket type page. Distant events may not yet have dinner tickets available. Seat tickets may be ordered now, and dinner tickets will be added as events draw nearer.