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13 Exciting Zombie Musicals to Add to Your List

Calling all zombie fans! There may not be too many zombie musicals out there, but there are a good handful! The following musicals are not all scary, but they do all feature the undead. Here’s a full list of all of the zombie musicals that are out there!

The following list is broken down into three categories: “Zombie Musicals”, “Musicals That Mention Zombies”, and “Undead Musicals”.


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Zombie Musicals

Evil Dead

Music/Lyrics/Book: George Reinblatt  Music: Christopher Bond, Frank Cipolla, Melissa Morris

Musical Type: Contemporary (2003)


Reefer Madness

Music/Book: Dan Studney  Lyrics/Book: Kevin Murphy

Musical Type: Pre-Contemporary (1998)


The Guy Who Didn’t Like Musicals

Music/Lyrics: Jeff Blim  Book: Nick Lang, Matt Lang

Musical Type: Contemporary (2018)


Zombie Prom

Music: Dana P. Rowe  Lyrics/Book: John Dempsey

Musical Type: Pre-Contemporary (1993)


Musicals That Mention Zombies

Be More Chill

Music/Lyrics: Joe Iconis  Book: Joe Tracz

Musical Type: Contemporary (2015)

Song That Mentions Zombies: “The Play”


Fela!

Music/Lyrics: Fela Kuti  Book: Bill T. Jones, Jim Lewis

Musical Type: Contemporary (2008)

Song That Mentions Zombies: “Zombie”


Peace, Love and Cupcakes

Music/Lyrics/Book: Rick Hip-Flores

Musical Type: Contemporary (2014)

Song That Mentions Zombies: “Kylie Carson Doesn’t Belong”


The Big One-Oh!

Music: Doug Besterman  Lyrics: Dean Pitchford  Book: Timothy Allen McDonald

Musical Type: Contemporary (2019)

Song That Mentions Zombies: “Monsters and Maniacs”


Undead Musicals

These musicals feature other types of undead such as vampires and the reanimated.


Beetlejuice

Music/Lyrics: Eddie Perfect  Book: Scott Brown, Anthony King

Musical Type: Contemporary (2018)


Dracula

Music: Frank Wildhorn  Lyrics/Book: Don Black, Christopher Hampton

Musical Type: Contemporary (2001)


Lestat

Music: Elton John  Lyrics: Bernie Taupin  Book: Linda Woolverton

Musical Type: Contemporary (2005)


Tanz der Vampire

Music/Lyrics/Book: Jim Steinman  Lyrics/Book: Michael Kunze  Book: David Ives

Musical Type: Pre-Contemporary (1997)


Young Frankenstein

Music/Lyrics/Book: Mel Brooks  Book: Thomas Meehan

Musical Type: Contemporary (2007)


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Dark Musicals

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Halloween Musicals

Mystery Musicals


Which of these zombie musicals is your favorite?

Or have you ever played a role in any of the above zombie musicals? Feel free to share in the comments below! And if you like these types of lists, check out the musical database. That’s where you’ll find musicals sorted by composer, theme, setting, and more!


Stacy Karyn, Author of Zombie Musicals.
Author: Stacy Karyn

Stacy Karyn is the founder of Theatre Trip, author of The Thespian’s Bucket List, and creator of The Cast Album List. She holds a BA in theatre, a TESOL drama certificate, and has worked and interned with Broadway and Off-Broadway theaters.


 

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