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Closed August 11, 2019

Such a joyful hoot. With its kinetic dancing, broad mugging and belty anthems, it makes you believe in musical comedy again.

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Why See The Prom?

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You Will Go To The Prom!

Nominated for seven 2019 Tony Awards including Best Musical!

The Prom transfers to Broadway after its 2016 World Premiere at Atlanta, Georgia's Alliance Theatre! Tony-nominee Casey Nicholaw directs and choreographs the musical comedy, with music by Matthew Skylar. The production features the book written by Chad Beguelin and Bob Martin, Beguelin also penned the lyrics.

Uplifting and extremely amusing with show-stopping dance numbers, this musical is about acceptance and being the star you were born to be!

What is The Prom about?

In a small town in Indiana, prom has been canceled! And it's not down to bad behavior or financial issues - it's because the high school has forbidden, a female student, Emma from bringing her girlfriend! When a group of quirky Broadway actors hear her story, filled with outrage they swiftly travel to the community in an attempt to correct the injustice.

However, their attempts at social activism don't go un-noticed and instead make the situation far worse then they could have ever imagined. The community erupts into chaos as cultures clash. Emma's future and the actors careers all hang in the balance.

Will prom go ahead? Will justice be made? There's only one way to find out...

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Additional Information

Dates

Previews from: 23 October 2018

Opening night: 15 November 2018

Audience

Recommended for ages 10 and older. Children under the age of 4 are not permitted in the theatre.

Run time

Two hours and 25 minutes, including one 15-minute intermission.

Cast and Creative

Cast

Michael Genet
Brooks Ashmanskas
Beth Leavel
Caitlin Kinnunen
Isabelle McCalla
Angie Schworer
Christopher Sieber
Courtney Collins
Josh Lamon

Mary Antonini, Courney Balan, Gabi Campo, Jerusha Cavazos, Shelby Finnie, Josh Franklin, Fernell Hogan, Joomin Hwang, Sheldon Henry, David Josefsberg, Becca Lee, Wayne Mackins, Kate Marilley, Anthony Norman, Drew Redington, Jack Sippel, Teddy Toye, Kalyn West and Brittany Zeinstra. 

Creative

Directed and Choreographed by Casey Nicholaw 
Book by Chad Beguelin and Bob Martin
Lyrics by Chad Beguelin 
Music by Matthew Skylar
Set Design by Scott Pask 
Costume Design by Ann Roth and Matthew Pachtman 
Lighting Design by Kenneth Posner
Sound Design by Peter Hylenski

Awards

Tony Awards, 2019 - Nominations

Best Musical
Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role in a Musical - Brooks Ashmanskas
Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role in a Musical - Caitlin Kinnunen,
Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role in a Musical - Beth Leavel
Best Book of a Musical - Bob Martin and Chad Beguelin
Best Original Score (Music and/or Lyrics) Written for the Theatre - Matthew Sklar and Chad Beguelin
Best Direction of a Musical - Casey Nicholaw

Drama Desk Awards, 2019 - Wins

Outstanding Musical

Drama Desk Awards, 2019 - Nominations

Outstanding Musical
Outstanding Actor in a Musical - Brooks Ashmanskas
Outstanding Actress in a Musical - Beth Leavel

 Drama League Awards, 2019 - Nominations

Distinguished Performance Award - Brooks Ashmanskas, Beth Leavel
Outstanding Production of a Broadway or off-Broadway Musical

What we thought

Hilarious powerful FABULOUS

Given the diversity of this score and the pure comedic joy this show is a big crowd pleaser for the young and old. You don't want to miss this one!

The Prom teaches us that when all is said and done we are simple creatures who find a deep sense of love and joy in sharing moments of difficulties and of delight.

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