"It's a case of boy meets girl, boy gets dumped, boy then takes a headlong dive into a nuclear silo and boy returns to win back the one he loves," director Ryan S. McNally said. "The show has that cheesy '50s humour similar to Happy Days, so it's fun for the entire 'nuclear' family.
"Zombie Prom is full of dancing and singing and leans more towards a pop-rock opera with an underscore through the majority of the show. The songs themselves are upbeat, camp and super-catchy and do an awesome job telling the narrative – it has strong similarities to Grease in the sense of sound and feel."
"My priorities have changed over the years," Ryan said. "I want to produce something that is going to be remembered but, at the same time, take the audience away from reality for a few hours. Also having a cast say they have had a wonderful experience with the show is another of my main goals.
"Zombie Prom does have its share of challenges, including changing someone from human to zombie in 13 minutes. There are maybe one or two blackouts in the whole show as each scene rolls into the next and there are three set changes in the first song, so I've had to be creative with my set and how I've staged the actors.
"But I'm lucky to have a strong production team supporting me – many of my ideas have been pitched to them and they just run with it, whether it's the set, costumes or custom-made props."
"She wants to make her friends happy and do well at school but she also wants to be with him," she said. "It's the rebellion every teenage girl has to face at least once – falling in love with someone your parents would never approve of and fighting for it."
Kathryn's involvement in Zombie Prom came about via a more circuitous route than normal. "The director, Ryan, had seen me singing with a busker friend at the Cooby Markets one morning and sent me a message later that day," she said.
"The last time I did any musical theatre was six years ago – in Little Shop of Horrors with Shine Studios – and had always been looking at getting back into it but the timing was never right.
"Zombie Prom is such a fun script and the cast is amazing so I couldn't have said no. I'm so glad I auditioned and hope to do more work with this crew in the near future."
Despite being a singer, Kathryn feels maintaining her voice for the show will be a challenge. "Although I sing a lot in general, musical theatre really puts you to the test," she said. "And that's probably why I love it."