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Curtain Call: Film-turned-musical premiering at San Antonio's Overtime Theater

Oct. 6, 2010 at 5:06 a.m.

Aprill Brandon

UPCOMING SHOWS

HOUSTON

"Peter Pan, or The Boy Who Would Not Grow Up"

Through Oct. 31 at Alley Theatre

"Shrek the Musical"

Oct. 19-31 at Hobby Center

"Cheech & Chong"

Nov. 19 at Verizon Wireless Theater

SAN ANTONIO

"Cirque Dreams: Illumination"

Oct. 26-31 at Majestic Theatre

"Dr. S Battles the Sex Crazed Reefer Zombies: The Musical"

Through Nov. 6 at Overtime Theater

"Cheech & Chong"

Nov. 20 at Majestic Theatre

AUSTIN

"Vampyress"

Friday through Nov. 13 at Vortex

CORPUS CHRISTI

"Evil Dead: The Musical"

Through Oct. 31 at Harbor Playhouse

All tickets are available at www.ticketmaster.com or by calling 1-800-745-3000.

BY APRILL BRANDON

You know how there are some titles, whether it's for a movie, book, play or song, that are just so outlandish and crazy, you just have to go see it/read it/hear it?

Well, how's about this one for a doozie? "Dr. S Battles the Sex-Crazed Reefer Zombies: The Movie: The Musical."

Seriously, that's the name of the new world premiere musical playing at Overtime Theater in San Antonio throughout the month.

Let me explain. No, there is too much. Let me sum up. In 2008, some San Antonio filmmakers made a movie about Mary Jane, an all-American sweetheart whose boyfriend smokes some atomic reefer and transforms into a sex-crazed zombie and thus, she seeks the help of Dr. S who must stop the madness he helped create. The movie was a hit in the city so by early 2010, the idea was formed to turn the film into a rock horror musical and here we are.

"We thought it would be a great way to introduce Dr. S to a whole new audience," original film writer James Hartz said in a news release. "Transitioning from film to stage gave us an opportunity to find new ways of telling the story. It's been a really fun and exciting process crafting the piece, and I think that fun and excitement will carry over to the performance."

If nothing else, it has zombies in it. And zombies are always cool.

The musical will continue its run at Overtime Theater in San Antonio through Nov. 6. Showtimes are 8 p.m. Thursdays-Saturdays with one 3 p.m. performance on Oct. 24. General admission is $12; and $9 for teachers, students, seniors and active military. Thursdays are "Cheap Date Night" where the ticket price is "pay what you can."

For more information, or to reserve tickets, call 210-557-7562 or visit www.theovertimetheater.net.

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