When an UFO crashes outside a carnival in Tucumcari, NM (1985), it creates an out- of-this-world media circus. Musical alien parasites and humans battle for the planet in an epic non-stop musical experience.  

Killer Wigs From Outer Space is the story of Orville, a carnival handyman attacked by a galactic, brain eating parasite.  This alien from another planet transforms Orville into a rock and roll prophet for peace with out of this world hair.  Battling forces of evil with several colorful characters, we follow him on an epic operatic journey to save our world.

Music by David Nehls 

Book and Lyrics by David Nehls and Zac Miller  




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As a composer/lyricist, David has supplied music and lyrics for the following:  THE GREAT AMERICAN TRAILER PARK MUSICAL (Dodger Stages/ 2007 National Tour/ 2004 NYMF Festival/2008 Edinborough Festival/ Produced Regionally), I'LL BE HOME FOR CHRISTMAS (World Premiere at The Arvada Center, Christmas 2016), THE GREAT AMERICAN TRAILER PARK CHRISTMAS MUSICAL (Premiere at Stages Rep, Houston, Produced Regionally), THE WATERCOOLERS (2002 Off Broadway Production/ 2007 National Tour/ Continuing Industrials) BREACH (Evolution Theatre Company), PANTO SLEEPING BEAUTY (Stages Rep, Houston), PANTO MOTHER GOOSE (Stages Rep Houston), IT'S A WONDERFUL LIFE (1993 National Tour/Produced Regionally), BEHOLD, THE FIG LEAF APRON (Perry Mansfield- 2015), BROADWAY BARES 19 & 20 (Opening Numbers) and 2016 BROADWAY BARES FIRE ISLAND (Opening Number),


As a Musical Director, David has conducted and MD'd  47 productions at the Arvada Center For The Arts and Humanities in Colorado, winning 9 Henry Awards, 4 for Musical Direction (2008/2009/2013/2014) and 5 for Best Musical Production of the year (2007/2008/2009/2011/2013).  He has also worked regionally as MD at such theaters as The Riverside Theatre -Vero Beach Fl, The Aurora Fox Theatre-Denver, AMT of San Jose, Theatre Aspen, ICA Boston, Theatreworks Hartford, Carousel Dinner Theatre-Akron OH.

He has also acted as Musical Director/Composer/Arranger/ Musical Supervisor for CAROLS FOR A CURE, a holiday CD benefitting Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS for the years 1998-2005. 


An actor for 16 years, David has appeared in the National Tours of Me And My Girl (Sir Jasper Tring), Ziegfeld, A Night At The Follies (Eddie Cantor), City Of Angels (Sonny, The Gangster) and Little Shop Of Horrors (Seymour).  From 1996 to 2000 he toured with the European Tour of The Rocky Horror Show originating the role of Riff Raff.  Regionally, David has been seen as Cosme McMoon in Souvenir, Tom Sawyer in Big River, Herod in Jesus Christ Superstar, George M. Cohan in George M! and The Top Banana in Little Rhody's Big Burlesque opposite Gennifer Flowers.


David was Vice President of the Historic Elitch Gardens Theatre Foundation (2014-16), working to restore the 125 year old Elitch Theatre in Denver, CO. He has served as Co-Chairman of the Elitch Theatre New Works Festival 2015-16.  David is also a member of BMI and is represented by CAA.  DNehlsMusic.com


Over twenty exciting years of broadcast television, Zac specializes in the execution and logistics of live news, sports, music, and entertainment productions.  Born in Albuquerque, New Mexico; Zac has called Denver, Colorado home since 1987.  Killer Wigs From Outer Space is Zac’s first musical book.  He previously wrote, directed, and animated the short film Killer Wigs From Outer Space: The Legend of Old Nappy le Pube (Festivals 2013:  GenCon Indianapolis, IN; Terror Film Festival, Philadelphia, PA).   He’s worked with David Nehls on several musical projects as an audio engineer.   He’s often found behind the scenes at KCNC-TV and the Pepsi Center for NBA, NHL, NLL, and other sporting events.  ZacMiller.tv