AUBURN, Mass. – You might want to take cover because cheerleader zombies will be invading Auburn on Friday night.
Ok, you don't have to worry about finding a place to hide but it is true that cheerleader zombies will be taking the stage on July 20 at Auburn High School in a free musical for the public called “Pom Pom Zombies.”
The performance at 7 p.m. on Friday will feature 30 kids from ages 8 to 14. Christine Taylor, director of the Auburn Summer Youth Theater Program, said there are two weeks of five-hour practices for the musical, and she can’t wait to show the public their hard work on Friday.
“This show is very funny and it has a little bit of something for everyone,” Taylor said. “I think especially the adults in our community will really appreciate it. We’re looking forward to it and the kids are really excited.”
The musical is described as a cross between a 1960s beach blanket movie and a B-Horror, sci-fi film of that time.
“School’s out for the summer and the teenagers of Ocean View High are ready to surf, sun and have some fun. Their favorite hangout is Barnacle Betty’s Surf Club, which happens to be right next to the evil Ivana Ratnik’s nuclear power plant," reads the show's description. “But when head cheerleader Cindy Sue gets some nuclear slime instead of relish on her hot dog, the beach is soon overrun with pom-pom-wielding zombies.”
Musical Director Nate Newton said the music is all original and has a 1950s/60s feel to it.
“We throw a lot at them in a short amount of time, but they’ve done well rising to the occasion and learning everything quickly,” Newton said. “It gives them a great opportunity to perform in front of an audience and be on stage.”
The performance will have two acts, and Newton said it will go for about 1 ½ to 2 hours with intermission included.
Check back for a sneak preview of the musical.