The Prom on Broadway
About The Prom
Emma just wants to bring her girlfriend to the prom.
It's already hard to navigate relationship drama as a teenager. When the PTA of Emma's small-town Indiana school cancels the prom to prevent the lesbian couple from attending, the story spreads like wildfire on social media and in the press. The buzz catches the attention of a group of recently out-of-work Broadway actors who storm the town looking for the spotlight but find so much more when they're caught up in a fight for true love and equality.
This new musical comedy is filled with uproarious laughs, show-stopping dance numbers, and huge heart.
Starring Tony Award nominee Brooks Ashmanskas ("Something Rotten!"), Tony Award winner Beth Leavel ("The Drowsy Chaperone") and two-time Tony Award nominee Christopher Sieber ("Shrek").
Tell Me More
This is not your average school dance. Featuring a book by Bob Martin and Chad Beguelin, music by Matthew Sklar and lyrics by Beguelin, “The Prom” is a modern musical about the power of love, music, and community. Inspired by true events — most notably, the 2010 controversy in which a Mississippi high school canceled the prom when 18-year-old Constance McMillen planned to take her girlfriend — the musical turns the spotlight on a young lesbian love story.
Emma is dating closeted cheerleader Alyssa and plans to finally go public with their relationship at the prom, but her classmates and friends are trying to stand in their way. When the prom gets canceled and the story makes headlines, a group of veteran Broadway performers come to the rescue. After finding a news article about the controversy, they set out to invade the conservative town and save the day.
What To Watch For
- “The Prom” pulls from multiple stories of same-sex discrimination in high schools for inspiration — and then throws in a Broadway-style plot twist.
- Caitlin Kinnunen, who stars as Emma, was home-schooled, so she never went to a prom before “The Prom.”
- “The Prom” comes complete with inside jokes for Broadway enthusiasts. Look out for references to “Carrie,” Fosse, and Bernadette Peters, as well as a costume homage to designer William Ivey Long.
2hr 15min (incl. intermission)
Recommended for 10 + (Some adult language.) Children under the age of 4 are not permitted in the theatre.