Musical ‘Zombie Prom’ lurches onto Canyon Crest Academy stage in Carmel Valley


Canyon Crest Academy Envision Theatre presents the musical “Zombie Prom” over the Halloween season at the school’s Black Box Theatre.

This girl-loves-ghoul rock-and-roll Off-Broadway musical by Dana Rowe and John Dempsey is set in the atomic 1950s at Enrico Fermi High. A teen’s encounter with the local atomic waste dump causes him to return “transformed” — but he still has the All-American dream of taking a pretty senior to the prom. History comes to his rescue while a selection of original ’50s-style songs keeps the action rocking across the stage.

The show will be performed Oct. 24, 25, 30, 31 and Nov. 1. It’s directed by CCA Envision Theatre Coordinator Jeannine Marquie, with guest musical direction by Leigh Scarritt and guest choreography by Max Gidaley. CCA Student Stage Manager is Yarden Abed and Assistant Stage Manager is Taylor Olsen.

The “Zombie Prom” cast, in alphabetical order:

Riley Cavanaugh; Cameron Chang; Alyxandra Charfauros; Michelle Cohen; Julian Coker; Alyssa DeVries; Madi Rae DiPietro; Tyler Faison; Emmy Farese; Kion Heidari; Halle Hoffman; Sammy Lurie; Steve Macario; Constantine Mickens; Avery-Claire Nugent; Adam Sussman; Alyson Tharp; Julia Vandeweil.

On the production team: Technical Director/Set Designer: Jeremy Sewell; Costume Designer: Janet Pitcher; Envision Theatre & Show Lead Parent: Nancy Coker; Publicity Lead Parent: Susan Farese; Lobby Lead Parent: Trish Faison.

Tickets are available for online purchase starting Oct. 1 at

Canyon Crest Academy’s Envision arts program is supported by donation dollars and uses working artists as instructors to deliver an outstanding arts experience at a professional level. Performances are known as above and beyond a “high school theater show.”

Call 858-350-0253, ext. 4075 or email