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Zombies Invade Tewksbury With School Play Opening Thursday

The play runs Thursday, Friday and Saturday at 7 p.m. with an additional matinee showing on Saturday.

Tewksbury residents are invited to laugh their brains out over the next three days. But in a good way of course.

Thursday marks opening night for the Tewksbury Memorial High School Players showing of "Zombie Prom: A Musical Comedy," which will run Thursday through Saturday.

Jess Harms is directing and technical director Dave Moffat is helping run the "undead" performance, which is described as combining high school comedy and 1950s horror films.

The play will showcase the talent of more than 70 students within the school.

"For the first time, Tewksbury Public Schools has committed to theatrical class offerings," said Harms, according to a press release. "This show offers practical application to what we learned in the classroom and to make use of our new facility."

The show runs Thursday, Friday and Saturday at 7 p.m. inside the Christine L. McGrath Performing Arts Center at the high school. There will also be an additional showing at 2 p.m. on Saturday.

Tickets are available at the door at a cost of $10 for adults and $5 for seniors and students. Patrons can receive a $1 discount by purchasing in advance at www.brownpapertickets.com.

In addition, students in zombie or prom queen costumes will receive a free ticket to the Saturday matinee, and can also participate in a costume contest at intermission.

For students in the play, preparing for the performance has been an exciting way to learn a variety of skills that will go far beyond the stage.

“It’s definitely a new experience,” Caredeo said, according to the school. “The skills I’ve learned doing the musical, like time-management and self discipline, are already translating to my work, and I can definitely see how it will help me in college.” 

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