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Dirty Dishes Band

Dirty Dishes Band members Cam Byrnes and Tom Dakin provide music for the Blue Horizon Players’ “Zombie Prom.”

VENTURA — The Blue Horizon Players will present the 2016 Ded Skullivan Show, “Under the Blood Moon – A Zombie Prom,” Oct. 20-22 at the Ventura Community Center.

Showtime is 7 p.m. nightly.

The event promises be a “fabulous Halloween celebration of life among the dead,” according to the show’s promoters.

There’s no gore or plague, just a vision of the next life after death during a critical event in most people’s lives (or afterlives) – the prom.

Pompous authority, lust, greed and redemption collide, and the coronation of the king or queen is far from smooth.

Singing, dancing, music by a live (“dead”) band, heavenly and hellish visitors and even a mime combine for an evening of entertainment.

The “DED Show” is the Blue Horizon Players’ annual dinner theater.

The audience is part of the show, and people are invited to wander around, hit the buffet, dance and do what they do at a prom. People are also encouraged to dress in prom attire, though it’s not required.

This will be the Blue Horizon Players’ largest production yet, and is the first show written and directed by Tom Dakin.

Cast members are Gene Beeman, Gloria Beeman, Dave Coulter, Barb Halbach, Ed Halbach, Dan Lloyd, Mark Mowrey, Dave Spilman, Bob Snyder, Kelly Steenhard, Jodie Stockberger and Laura Wilson.

The Dirty Dishes Band is Cam Byrnes, Dave Coulter, Tom Dakin, Larry Gustafson and John Weis. Technicians are Mark Hanson and Mark Mowrey.

Tickets are $13 in advance, $15 at the door, available at the Clear Lake Chamber of Commerce Office, Lake Liquors and online at


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