Grand Forks high schools are presenting their first productions of the year next week.

“Night of the Living Dead Live” will be performed at Red River High School.

The musical “You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown” will be staged at Grand Forks Central High School.

Performances are scheduled for 7 p.m. Thursday through Saturday, Oct. 24-26.

An additional performance of “Night of the Living Dead Live” is set for 2 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 27, at the Red River High School Theatre.

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“Night of the Living Dead Live” is a fun and hilarious re-imagining of George Romero’s classic horror film, said Rich McFarlane, the play’s director. “It’s a spoof of the 1968 horror film, and so the entire show is done in black and white -- just like the film.

“‘You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown’ is light-hearted and fun,” said the play’s director, Paul Barta.

He and Geoff Mercer, music director, wanted to choose a show that would suit young audiences. Fourth-graders from several Grand Forks school will see the show on Wednesday, Barta said.

“That will be a fun, educational experience for the cast and crew and, hopefully, the fourth-graders in attendance,” he said.

Cast members are Lizzy Pollot, Rachel Craig, Timmy Hennessy, Lucas Tande, Isaac Barta, Oliver Wolfe, Zoe Jiran, Grace Carl, Jonathan Sheard, Evan Ingle, Ryan Worrall, Cassie Fincher, Taylor Schuman and Emily Oldham.

Student directors are Taylor Kiley and Josie Walz.

Crew members are Tyller Mozinski, Jackson Lee, Zoe Johnson, Clara Green, Alex Vashus, Haley Jorgenson and Aiden Schneider.

At Red River High School, cast members for “Night of the Living Dead Live” are Riley Lauzon, Kirsten Warcup, Alex Berglund, Grant Anderson, Brooklyn Evans, Noah Severud, Emma Dodds, Miles Miller, Collin Polasky, Brooke Donacki, Chloe Heydt, Hannah Kinneberg, Alex Tjellesen, Avery Eagleton, Alyssa Donacki, Ryan Polasky, Riley Thoreson, Makayla Holte, Haleigh Peters, Taylor Hartze, Katelyn Johnson, Morgan McIntosh, Georgia Sayles and Cooper Miller.

“Zombies” are Jack Bjerke, Becca Bradbury, Kevin Chaves, Cosette Clement, Emmalyn Danielson, Eliza Dodds, Katie Evans, Ella Henry, Hannah Holte, Claire Huebner, Jada Jensen, Jaden Kautz, Jordyn Keenan, Tatum Mosley, Madeleine Sandberg, Tessa Sanner and Halle Wavra.

Student directors are Makayla Holte, Morgan McIntosh and Taylor Hartze.

Crew members are Syd Boucher, Eliot Schumacher, Heather Schwartz, Jack Parrish, Dylland Sollund and Ellie Mae Schultz.

Tickets for “Night of the Living Dead Live” are $8 for adults and $5 for children, students and seniors.

Tickets for “You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown” are $10 for adults and $6 for children, students and seniors.

To make reservations, go to or call (701) 746-2411.