Zombies at SCT!
Adaptation of Night of the Living Dead
one of two special
WA) – Seattle Children’s Theatre is excited to present the stage
adaptation of George Romero’s iconic Night
of the Living Dead, opening October 3, 2008 in the Charlotte Martin
Theatre and running through November 1, 2008. Night of the Living Dead is an evening production geared toward
teens and adults 13 and older, and one of our two special October offerings.
On choosing this edgy production to start the 2008-09 season, SCT
Artistic Director Linda Hartzell says, “For years, teenagers have been asking
us when we are going to do something that is funny and scary and just for them. Night
of the Living Dead fits the bill on all counts. It is not slasher scary or
cinematic horror. It is high-camp, PG-13, scary fun."
The story is familiar even to non-horror fans. Johnny and Barbara drive
into the country to leave a wreath on their father’s grave, but they aren’t
alone in that cemetery. And once that first Zombie attacks, there’s no
stopping the relentless march of the undead.
Night of the Living Dead was
written by Lori Allen Ohm, based on
the movie by George Romero and John
Russo, and will be directed by Linda
Hartzell. The production team includes Fight Choreographer Geoffrey Alm (SCT’s 2008 production of Hamlet), Projection Designer Lara
Kaminsky, Choreographer Kathryn Van
Meter (High School Musical, SCT
Drama School’s Summer Season production of Urinetown:
The Musical), SCT Resident Sound Designer Chris Walker (The Neverending
Story, Busytown), Costume Designer (and SCT Costume Shop Manager) Rana
Webber, Lighting Designer (and SCT Production Manager) Michael
Wellborn, and Set Designer Carey Wong
(The Neverending Story, The Hundred
The cast of Night of the Living Dead is stocked with SCT favorites, and includes
Troy Fischnaller (The
Hundred Dresses), Sarah Harlett (The Hundred Dresses, The
Neverending Story), Reginald André
Jackson, Peter Jacobs, Galen Joseph Osier, Marianne
Owen (The Hundred Dresses), Darius
Pierce, MJ Seiber (Busytown), and Kathryn
Van Meter (also Choreographer of the production), in addition to an ensemble
of Zombies comprised of Hattie Claire
Andres (High School Musical, Urinetown:
the Musical), Felicia Bertch, Emily Golden, Emma Kelley,
Corey Lennon (Urinetown: the Musical), Madeline
Noonan (Urinetown: the Musical), Nick
Pineda, Mickey Rowe (High School
Musical), Chelsea Taylor, and Sam
Tilles. Anne Kennedy and Eric
Reidmann are understudies.
SCT has a number of unique events and activities associated with the
production, including a special 21-and-over performance. Hartzell has worked a
walk-on zombie role into the production for special celebrity guests; the
current list of confirmed guest includes KING5’s Evening
Magazine host John Curley, ArtZone in Studio host and Almost
Live! alum Nancy Guppy, and
long-time KEXP DJ Riz Rollins. In
addition, SCT’s Drama School is offering a special Zombie Workshop, integrating movement, stage combat and make-up,
graduates of which will also fill the walk-on zombie role.
SCT has set up a Facebook page called Zombies
at SCT! The page features a schedule of celebrity guest zombies and more
information about the Zombie Workshop
and Zombie Street Team (a team of
volunteers helping us to promote the production), and will include a variety of
features from the production: set design models and costume sketches have
already been posted, with plans to add rehearsal photos and audio/video previews
once rehearsal begins in early September. (http://www.facebook.com/pages/Zombies-at-SCT/24877859618
of the Living Dead will be presented in SCT’s Charlotte Martin
Theatre. Seattle Children’s Theatre is located at 201 Thomas Street, under the
Space Needle at Seattle Center. Tickets for Night
of the Living Dead are $20 ($24 for Halloween weekend)
and may be purchased by calling the SCT Ticket Office at (206) 441-3322 or by
visiting www.sct.org. Discounts for groups of
10 or more are available by calling the Group Sales Office at 206-859-4054. Night
of the Living Dead is strongly recommended for ages 13 and older only.
Seattle Children’s Theatre would like to thank season sponsors Boeing,
Microsoft and Safeco Insurance
Foundation, show sponsor 4Culture,
and season affiliate Target for their
Children’s Theatre celebrates
its 34th season in 2008-2009 and performs September through June in the
Charlotte Martin and Eve Alvord Theatres at Seattle Center. Since its inception, SCT has gained acclaim as a leading
producer of theatre, educational programs and new scripts for young people. SCT
has presented nearly 200 plays, 99 of which were world premieres, and
entertained over 4 million children.
By Lori Allen Ohm – Based on the film by George Romero and
Directed by Linda
right – zombies! Campy, scary fun for teens and older.
Children’s Theatre’s Charlotte Martin Theatre
Thomas Street, Seattle (Seattle Center)
Night – October 3 at 5:30 pm
Public Performances – October 3, 2008 through November 1, 2008
(Friday, Saturday & Sunday at 5:30pm & 8pm, with
additional performances the week leading up to Halloween – check website for
Tickets are $20
($24 for Halloween weekend) and may be purchased by calling SCT’s Ticket
Office at (206) 441-3322 or by visiting www.sct.org.
Discounts for groups of 10 or more are available by calling the Group
Sales Office at 206-859-4054.
of the Living Dead is strongly
recommended for ages 13 and older.
It seems like a night just like any other, but just when
Barbara and Johnny thought car troubles were their biggest problem, a whole new
headache rises. That’s right—Zombies!
A funny, scary, campy classic
especially for teens—or older. Just like the movie, but live, or rather dead,
right there in front of you.
“…carefully measured doses of high camp and
old-fashioned, edge-of-seat horror…Just as we get our breath, here comes
another scare just for fun.”