Jul 15 - 17 2023


7:30 pm - 9:45 pm


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The Prom

The Prom
Directed by Deb Gottesman and Lucia LaNave
Book & Lyrics by CHAD BEGUELIN
Based on an original concept by JACK VIERTEL

Be part of the homegrown area premiere of the 2019 Drama Desk Award-Winner for Outstanding Musical! The Prom is a new musical comedy that celebrates youth, inclusivity, and the transformative power of a memorable prom night. 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 cast is made up of students in our Musical Theatre Institute for Teens and performances will take place on July 13-15 at Atlas Performing Arts Center.

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. Social media leads them to the conservative town of Edgewater, Indiana, where trouble is brewing over a high school prom. 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 Prom 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 hGappiness that you think your heart is about to burst.” The Prom features many memorable characters and a lively ensemble with break-out roles and solo opportunities.


Location: Atlas Performing Arts Center (Click here to plan your visit).

Thursday, July 13 at 7:30 PM
Friday, July 14 at 7:30 PM
Saturday, July 15 at 2:00 PM
Saturday, July 15 at 7:30 PM

About The Musical Theatre Institute for Teens
The Musical Theatre Institute for Teens is an intensive four-week training program in which participants rehearse and perform a full musical production under the guidance of the area’s most esteemed directors. It’s designed to challenge young performers—both artistically and personally—while providing a supportive, caring environment in which to develop.