June 18, 2018

Zombie Prom

Riverdale Rising Stars



Zombie Prom


Six Performances Only:

April 9 – 17, 2016

Tickets may be purchased at the door.

Grease” meets “Little Shop of Horrors” and “The Rocky Horror Show” in ZOMBIE PROM, a hilarious musical spoof inspired by 1950s movies.   The Riverdale Rising Stars production – which is fun for the whole family – will be performed for six performances only:


Saturday, April 9 at 9pm

Sunday, April 10 at 2:30pm

Sunday, April 10 at 6:30pm

Saturday, April 16 at 9pm

Sunday, April 17 at 2:30pm

Sunday, April 17 at 6:30pm

Featuring 33 teens from Riverdale, Upper Manhattan, Yonkers, and beyond, performances will be held at the Riverdale YM-YWHA, located at 5625 Arlington Avenue (just off of Riverdale Avenue and West 256th Street), in Riverdale, Bronx, NY.  Running time is approximately 90 minutes.

Tickets may be purchased at the door.  Ages 12 and under are $10, ages 13-18 are $13, and ages 19+ are $15.


This girl loves ghoul rock and roll 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 waste dump. He returns 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.

ZOMBIE PROM features music by Dana P. Rowe and book and lyrics by John Dempsey.  The show is based on a story by John Dempsey and Hugh Murphy.  The show made its New York City premiere in 1996, and critics called it “A musical blast!  Fun for the whole nuclear family!” (New York Daily NewsAnd WOR Radio said “”Exhilarating! Sharp, spiffy, brighter and better crafted than both “The Rocky Horror Show” and “Grease” put together.  It has musical wit and breathtakingly catchy, rich melodies.”

The Riverdale Rising Stars production of ZOMBIE PROM. is directed by Rising Stars Artistic Director Laurie Walton, with music direction by Bob Walton, and choreography by Emily Walton.  The design team includes Eric Zoback (Set Design), Jenna Lyons (Scenic painting), Penelope Margeotes (Costume Design), and David Pentz (Lighting Design).  Riverdale Rising Stars previously presented ZOMBIE PROM in their 2001-2002 season.


Join us a costume contest!  Kids can come to the show dressed as a zombie (or another favorite monster). Come onstage at intermission and win a prize!