Directed by Deb Gottesman and Lucia LaNave\
Book & Lyrics by CHAD BEGUELIN
Book by BOB MARTIN
Music by MATTHEW SKLAR
Based on an original concept by JACK VIERTEL
Be a part of the homegrown area premiere of the 2019 Drama Desk Award-Winner for Outstanding Musical! Dubbed “a delicious new musical about Broadway narcissists, Indiana homophobes — and all that zazz” by The New York Times, The Prom was an international hit and widely celebrated as one of the funniest musicals ever written.
The musical follows four eccentric Broadway actors who take up social activism in a quest to stay in the spotlight when their careers begin to fade. After a quick scan of social media, they head straight to the conservative town of Edgewater, Indiana, where trouble is brewing over a high school prom. Local girl Emma Nolan wants to take her girlfriend to prom but the PTA is on a mission to keep the high school dance strictly heteronormative. All hell (and hilarity!) breaks loose when the Broadway celebrities muscle in to change the town and get Emma to the prom. Most of all, the show has surprising heart and optimism as it explores identity in a polarized world.
From a creative team that wrote The Drowsy Chaperone, Elf: The Musical and The Wedding Singer among others, The Prom features boffo up-tempo dance numbers, soaring ballads, and a contemporary score that Variety says is “so full of happiness that you think your heart is about to burst.”