WARSAW — Wagon Wheel Jr., the youth theatre branch of Wagon Wheel Center for the Arts, announced its 2016 Halloween show, “Zombie Night!” The production takes the stage at 2 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 29, and Sunday, Oct. 30, at Wagon Wheel Center for the Arts.
This doo-wopping musical pays tribute to classic horror flicks like “Night of the Living Dead,” “The Return of the Living Dead” and “Cemetery High.” Howie, Louise, Gary and Phoebe are in charge of “Zombie Night,” the annual senior class party. They locate an abandoned farmhouse by an old graveyard, once occupied by the creepy Dr. Thanatos, who tried to re-animate the dead. Vivian and Anne show up, determined to destroy the party. Enter a grim farmer who warns the kids that it’s dangerous to stay. We soon discover why—zombies! While the decorations go up, the zombies shuffle from the graveyard. The spoof races to a spine-chilling and hilarious finale.
Each performance will be preceded by a public open house at 12:30 p.m. The fall-themed party will feature a costume contest, games, prizes and more. Anyone who has a ticket to the show is invited to attend at no additional cost.
The cast features many Wagon Wheel Jr. veterans, as well as several newcomers to the Wagon Wheel stage. The next show—the title of which is to be announced—is scheduled for Jan. 28 and 29, 2017. Auditions for that performance will occur in December, with more details to be announced.
Tickets to the show are available online, over the phone at (574) 267-8041, or in person at the box office at 2515 E. Center Street, Warsaw.