Finally! Something kids can be proud of!
I've said it before, and I'll say it again: Zombies are a rich metaphor.
kid zombies are more terrifying than adult zombies.
Well, I suppose it's best they learn about zombies now rather than later, when they're trying to fend off a zombie horde in early adulthood.
I'd rather the children learn about zombies in a theatre, than hear about it on the streets...
yes, kids, zombies CAN eat your brains on the first date and getting eaten while standing up, will NOT prevent you from being zombified.
Ugh. Zombies are OVER. Not cool anymore. Passe. Banal. Boring. DONE.
I still love zombie movies. I'll always love zombie movies. But zombie culture drives me nuts. Worse than pirates. So please: no more zombie parties, no more zombie walks, and no fucking children's plays about zombies.
It'll either suck and drive another nail in the coffin (har har) of a once-fun genre, or it'll be scary and give them nightmares. It's a terrible idea.
It's so great to be able to come here and have people tell me when things are officially "over."
I can't wait to hear, "They're coming to eat you Baw-Bwah!"
Err... "Get you."
Declaring pop-culture fads "over" was over about three years ago.
I don't see that anywhere on the website. Is there a source link for it? I so want it to be true...
With all the zombie talk, I think we're overlooking that a CHILDREN'S Theater is doing "A Tale of Two Cities." I mean, even if you can get a kid to sit through it, there's still some pretty mature subject matter (as opposed to gray matter). I just find it all a bit disturbing.
Granted, not as disturbing as if they were doing this: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0455499/
2008-09 season info will hit our website tomorrow, Friday March 28th.
And it's all true, and we're very excited.
Children's theatres often market to young adults/high schools. Betcha 10 bucks all the local high schools have their students read A Tale of Two Cities, and now they can have a fun field trip!
And kids LOVE to be scared and grossed out, if you do it right (age appropriate)...that plus the "OMG really?" factor should help ticket sales.
Or will fail miserably. Theatre is fun that way.
/used to work as an "audience develepment" associate for a children's theatre.
*sigh* It would never fly in Cowtown, which is a shame, 'cause my kids could eat some serious brain.
This is just SCT's way of doing penance for having mounted a production of "Disney's High School Musical" earlier this season.
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