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Montreal: New Hub of (Anti-)Zombie Theatre?

| June 14, 2012

Having seen some wonderful Zombie material on the stage here in Madison with ‘Z-Town: The Zombie Musical‘ I was interested to hear that Montreal is experiencing something of a Zombie theatre renaissance.. though it doesn’t sound very Zombie Friendly up there: And then perhaps it is all a sign of the apocalypse. This year’s Fringe [...]

Zombie of the Year 2011 Nominations

| December 10, 2011

It has been a momentous year for Zombie Rights. The ZRC has done outreach galore, dipped our toes into political controversy, led a Zombie Rights rally in Illinois and even participated in the world’s first (to our knowledge) Zombie Rights Debate in Victoria, Texas. But this post isn’t about us. Standing up for the rights [...]

‘Z-Town: The Zombie Musical’ (A ZRC Review)

| October 15, 2011

When I first saw the flyer for Z-Town on State Street, I was concerned, but cautiously optimistic. ‘Sing, Dance, Love, Death, Brains’ as a tagline provides ammunition both for fears of Anti-Zombie stereotyping and for hope that the production would rise above casual pigeonholing of the Differently Animated (ala Romero, Kirkman, Brooks, etc) So which [...]

The ZRC’s Work Is Never Done: Madison Theatre Edition

| October 6, 2011

I mentioned this on Twitter, but last week we were taking the art director’s family around town on a totally non-ZRC, non-Zombie Rights related outing (to the extent I can ever stop thinking about it anyway) and saw this: Wow! Zombie-related theatre right here in town for me to review. And yet, of course, it [...]

Updates on ‘Song of the Living Dead’

| August 31, 2011

We mentioned the apparently-full-of-Anti-Zombie-stereotyping musical ‘Song of the Living Dead’ once before here at the ZRC, and now the reviews are in, so to speak, and it doesn’t sound good. First, an overview piece tells us that the play indeed indulges in many of the worst and ugliest prejudices about the Differently Animated: Promethean’s Margaret [...]

Another Anti-Zombie Musical? ‘Song of the Living Dead’ Sounds Unpleasant

| August 15, 2011

The ZRC was thrilled about ‘Rigamortis: A Zombie Love Story’ and concerned about ‘ReAnimator’ as a musical, so it’s clear that stage musicals with the Differently Animated have a mixed (but promising!) track record. Still, this new one doesn’t sound good for The Cause: Song of the Living Dead, which opens Friday at the Black [...]

Re-Animator The Musical: Violent, Bloody, Probably Anti-Zombie

| May 23, 2011

Now, I know that we haven’t had the chance to see the Re-Animator musical yet, and I blame an uncaring universe for not supplying me with untold millions in cash for that one. Still, I have read the original story and seen the original film, so I think we’re on safe ground assuming that the [...]

Re-Animator the Musical?

| April 18, 2011

This is not a joke at all; Re-Animator is being staged as a musical and there’s some serious talent involved: In 1985, Stuart Gordon directed his first feature film and created a sensation. It was “Re-Animator,” a smashing popular success based on a horror story by H.P. Lovecraft. The film delivered as many laughs as [...]

Zombie Rights: Changing the Narrative

| October 28, 2010

Via Horror Society we learn of an interactive theatre event involving negative Zombie portrayals in Chicago: CHICAGO, ILL. – October 5, 2010 – From October 21 through November 6 the audience-interactive theatrical event, Zombies Attack Chicago, is returning for its third year to The Spot at 4437 N. Broadway in Uptown. This time around, Colonel [...]

Musical of the Living Dead?

| August 8, 2010

You’re reading that correctly; a theatre group in Chicago is staging a Zombie musical. Sadly from the description it appears that this is going to be a retrograde and repressive show pushing all the usual outmoded anti-Zombie stereotypes. You know the ones I mean: Billed as a “Musical Zom-com” (zombie comedy), Musical of the Living [...]