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The Prom is a musical comedy on Broadway written by Chad Beguelin and Bob Martin. The show is made up of two acts and includes over 15 musical numbers. At its core, The Prom is about a high school student, Emma, who wants to bring her same sex partner to prom. The controversy? Her high school in Indiana has announced they are cancelling prom to avoid legal action should they ban Emma and her partner from attending. Cue the fight for equality and the many twists, turns, and laughs along the way.
Luckily, Emma isn’t alone in her fight. In the musical’s first act, not only do audiences learn more about Emma, but they simultaneously get a peek into the lives of a few actors who come to know about Emma’s woes through Twitter. Dee Dee and Barry are actors who are kicked out of a play for not truly understanding their characters; they are too “self-involved”, according to reviews of their show. Soon, these two team up with another pair of actors to barge into Emma’s life in an effort to become more selfless by helping her in the fight against her school.
With musical numbers including “It’s Not About Me” and “We Look to You”, the actors are inspired by Emma as they gain ground with the school’s principal and State Attorney. Sadly, the first act ends with a misunderstanding that leaves Emma, her partner, and her new actor friends in a state of despair. With the second act comes a media frenzy, a viral video, and an uprising from others in the LGBT community.
Not just a musical about equality and inclusion, The Prom is also a story about coming out, the power of social media, and the importance of our country’s court system. Those who see The Prom will no doubt leave the theater feeling both inspired and uplifted. Will Emma get to attend the prom of her dreams? Will her new friends realize the true meaning of selflessness? You’ll just have to grab tickets now and find out!
The Prom is not only a great story but includes a stellar cast as well. The musical opened with Tony Award Nominee Brooks Ashmanskas, Tony Award Winner Beth Leavel, two-time Tony Award Nominee Christopher Sieber, and plenty of other talented folks. For many actors in this show, The Prom is their broadway debut.
The Prom Show Dates
The Prom began previews at the Longacre Theatre in October of 2018, with an official opening on November 15, 2018. The Prom originally played the Alliance Theatre in Atlanta for two months in 2016.
Frequently Asked Questions About The Prom Musical
What is the recommended age for Prom the Musical?
Most shows will have both a recommended age limit and minimum age requirements. Generally, children under the age of 4 are not permitted at Broadway shows. The Prom is intended for ages 8 and up.
How long is Prom on Broadway?
The Prom is approximately 2 hours and 25 minutes, with one 15-minute intermission.
Who was in the original cast of Prom the Musical?
The original cast of Prom the Musical includes:
Character Cast Barry Glickman Brooks Ashmanskas Dee Dee Allen Beth Leavel Trent Oliver Christopher Sieber Emma Nolan Caitlin Kinnunen Alyssa Greene Isabelle McCalla Tom Hawkins Michael Potts Angie Dickinson Angie Schworer Mrs. Greene Courtenay Collins Sheldon Saperstein Josh Lamon Ashley (renamed Shelby in Broadway production) Kalyn West Mandy (renamed Kaylee in Broadway production) Becca Lee Olivia Keating Courtney Balan Kevin Drew Redington Nick Boomer/Second Reporter Teddy Toye Motel Clerk Josh Franklin
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