Zombies, it seems, are everywhere these days. The damn things are popping up far and wide, gleefully ripping the pop culture obsession-du-jour trophy away from those obnoxious sparkly vampires. Yep, we’ve come a long way since George Romero first brought the fear with Night of the Living Dead: AMC has a hit with The Walking Dead, The History Channel actually produced a documentary on the undead, and, in a total jumping the shark move, the CDC actually used the craze to preach about disaster preparedness.

In other words, whether you think they’re played out or not, it seems the damn undead just won’t die … double tap or not.

The latest zombie love fest will be staged Monday for one night only. Kill! Kill! Or Die! is a Rocky Horror-esque 80’s rock n’roll opera about – you guessed it – zombies. Doctors, nurses and patients are forced to fight for their lives against a cadre of flesh-eating zombies, created after a meteor hits the ground outside of a hospital. They apparently sing about it, and rock out too, in a most campy manner. Can’t wait for this…

Kill! Kill! Or Die! is written by Omari Tau, a member of the touring cast of Disney’s The Lion King. The show will play one performance only: 7 p.m., Monday, Nov. 28 at the Aurora Fox, 9900 East Colfax Ave. Tickets are $15 in advance either online or by calling 303.739.1970. More information available at AuroraFoxArtsCenter.org

Please note: Kill! Kill! Or Die! – A Zombie Rock Opera contains adult language and subject matter and is not suitable for small children.

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Laura Keeney originally became a professional writer because she was too cheap broke in college to pay for concert tickets. She’s obsessed with The Clash, gets easily distracted by politics and shiny objects, and thinks Spock is sexy. Check out her latest review of comedian Doug Stanhope,  and be on the lookout for a feature on Jax Fish House chef Sheila Lucero in the November issue of 303. Follow her on Twitter at @onnabugeisha. Avatar image: Evan Premer

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