This ‘girl loves ghoul’ rock and roll Off Broadway musical is set in the atomic 1950s at Enrico Fermi High, where the law is laid down by a zany, tyrannical principal. Pretty senior Toffee has fallen for the class bad boy. Family pressure forces her to end the romance, and he charges off on his motorcycle to the nuclear waste dump. He returns glowing and determined to reclaim Toffee’s heart. He still wants to graduate, but most of all he wants to take Toffee to the prom. The principal orders him to drop dead while a scandal reporter seizes on him as the freak du jour. History comes to his rescue while a tuneful selection of original songs in the style of ’50s hits keeps the action rocking across the stage.
The play will be showing on Oct. 19 and 20 at 7 p.m., and on Oct. 21 at 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. Tickets are $12 for students and $15 for adults. Tickets go on sale on the Tompkins Theater website on Oct. 2, and tickets will be sold at the door, prior to each performance