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The Prom Dances Into Ahmanson

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Photo by Deen van Meer

The joyous musical The Prom opens at The Ahmanson Theatre on August 10.

The Prom is the Broadway hit that New York Magazine called “smart and big-hearted” and The New York Times declared a Critic’s Pick. Winner of the 2019 Drama Desk Award for Best Musical, it’s the musical comedy hit about big Broadway stars on a mission to change the world and the love they discover that unites them all. From the creative team that brought you The Book of MormonThe Drowsy Chaperone and Elf comes a show that the New York Times says, “makes you believe in musical comedy again.”

This hit musical stars Kaden Kearney (they/them) as Emma, a high school student, banned from the prom, Kalyn West as Alyssa Greene, head of student council with a secret, Courtney Balan as Tony Award- winner Dee Dee Allen, Patrick Wetzel as Drama Desk Award-winner Barry Glickman, Emily Borromeo as Angie Dickinson, Broadway chorine, Bud Weber as Trent Oliver, esteemed Julliard graduate/cater waiter, Sinclair Mitchell as Mr. Hawkins, high school principal, Ashanti J’Aria as Mrs. Greene, president of the PTA and Shavey Brown as Sheldon Saperstein, Broadway’s press agent with a plan.

Rounding out the ensemble are Gabrielle Beckford, Ashley Bruce, Maurice Dawkins, Jordan De Leon, James Caleb Grice, Megan Grosso, Marie Gutierrez, Chloe Rae Kehm, Braden Allen King, Brandon J. Large, Alexa Margo, Christopher McCrewell, Adriana Negron, Marcus Phillips, Lexie Plath, Zoë Brooke Reed, Thad Turner Wilson and Josh Zacher.

The Prom features book by Bob Martin and Chad Beguelin, music by Matthew Sklar, amd lyrics by Chad Beguelin. It is directed and choreographed by Casey Nicholaw.

Performance run through September 11. Tickets range from $35 to $145 and can be purchased online at centertheatregroup.org, in person or by calling Audience Services at (213) 972-4400.

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