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Tickets on sale to see buxom aliens

Tickets are on sale now for “Zombies from the Beyond” a zippy, ‘50s musical by James Valcq about the American ideals and foibles in the Eisenhower era as the Cold War and space-race paranoia begin to threaten the good folks at the fictional Milwaukee Space Center in 1955.

It’s a time when flying saucers or UFOs were landing everywhere and bomb shelters were being built in the backyards of Ozzie and Harriet houses across the United States.

The basic plot involves the invasion of Earth by a flying saucer piloted by a buxom aliens, Zombina and her Zombettes. Their aim is to enslave all of Earth’s men in order to repopulate their totally female planet using Zombina’s secret weapon -— her hypnotic singing voice.

Throw in a brave scientist, an Army general and his lovely daughter, a Russian spy, a tap-dancing delivery boy and you’ve got a really funny show.

Will Zombina and her Zombettes succeed in capturing Earth’s men for their planet? Will this be the end of Earth as we know it? If you’re up for a wacky spoof of a musical, “Zombies from the Beyond” should have you laughing heartily and shaking your head in disbelief at the same time.

The show runs Sept. 11 to Oct. 3, Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday matinees at 2:30 p.m. All seats are $16. Contact the Whidbey Playhouse at 679-2237, or stop by at 730 SE Midway Blvd. in Oak Harbor.

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