College sets open auditions for ‘Just Add Zombies’

08.31.2016 | By Rob Vanya

The San Jacinto College theatre and film department will hold open auditions for “Just Add Zombies,” a comedy that incorporates elements of the classic tale of Romeo and Juliet.

Auditions will be held on Saturday, Sept. 10, and Sunday, Sept. 11 at 6 p.m. on both dates at the Jerry Powell Arena Theatre (Building 13) located on the Central Campus at 8060 Spencer Highway in Pasadena. Auditions for the show are open to anyone in the community and enrollment at the College is not required. The cast is suitable for middle school and older and will include at least three males, nine females, eight any gender, with 12 to 40 performers possible, depending on turnout at auditions. People who audition need not prepare anything and should be dressed to move.

In the show, the parents of a high school drama troupe pretend to be dead to avoid their kids’ shows and their faculty sponsor flees with specific instructions, “Don't try to find me.” In a last-ditch effort to save their star-crossed production of Romeo and Juliet and indeed their program, the desperate thespians roll the dice and gamble that a zombie cast member or two will put people in the seats. But will their hungry new actors forever change the meaning of “live theatre?”

“Just Add Zombies” opens at the Powell Arena Theatre on Oct. 19 and will run through Oct. 21, with an 11:59 p.m. performance on Oct. 31. General admission is $10 per person at the door, with a discount price of $8 per person for all who purchase tickets by Oct. 18. The box office phone number is 281-476-1828.

To find out more about theatre degrees and courses at San Jacinto College, visit

About San Jacinto College

Surrounded by monuments of history, industries and maritime enterprises of today, and the space age of tomorrow, San Jacinto College has been serving the citizens of East Harris County, Texas, for more than 50 years. As an Achieving the Dream Leader College, San Jacinto College is committed to the goals and aspirations of a diverse population of approximately 30,000 credit students. The College offers 186 degrees and certificates, with 46 technical programs and a university transfer division. Students benefit from a support system that maps out a pathway for success, and job training programs that are renowned for meeting the needs of growing industries in the region. San Jacinto College graduates contribute nearly $690 million each year to the Texas workforce.

For more information about San Jacinto College, please call 281-998-6150, visit, or follow us on Facebook and Twitter.