PTC to present Utah Premiere of 7-Time Tony Award-Nominated Musical ‘The Prom’
Pioneer Theatre Company announced the Utah premiere of “The Prom,” a 7-time Tony-nominated musical from the team behind another PTC favorite: “Elf The Musical.” The production features music by Matthew Sklar, lyrics by Chad Beguelin, and a book by Bob Martin and Beguelin, and is based on an original concept by Jack Viertel. Directed and choreographed by PTC Artistic Director Karen Azenberg, the show will run from May 12 through 27, 2023.
“The Prom” tells the story of four fading Broadway stars who hear of a small-town Indiana prom where trouble is brewing because one student wants to bring her girlfriend. The parents want to keep the dance straight, but Broadway’s brassiest come to join the fight, and they are ready to kick-ball-change the world.
“The Prom, with its feel-good message of love and acceptance, is exactly what our world needs right now,” said director/choreographer Karen Azenberg. “PTC couldn’t exist without the LGBTQIA+ community, and I couldn’t be more thrilled to bring such a celebration of diversity — not to mention a great musical — to Utah for the very first time.”
Returning to PTC are Anne Tolpegin (Mrs. Lovett in PTC’s “Sweeney Todd,” “Les Miserables” on Broadway) as Dee Dee Allen, and ensemble members Lucy Anders, Kyle Caress, Howard Kaye, Micki Martinez, and JP Qualters. The cast also includes several newcomers, including Josh Adamson (“General Hospital”) as Trent Oliver, Bernard Dotson (“Ragtime” original Broadway cast) as Mr. Hawkins, Mia Cherise Hall (“Alter Ego” on Fox) as Alyssa Greene, Celeste Rose (“We Are the Tigers,” Off Broadway) as Emma Nolan, and Wendy Waring (Ulla in Broadway’s “The Producers) as Angie Dickinson.
“The Prom” is a celebration of diversity and a timely message of love and acceptance that is sure to be a hit with PTC audiences. Tickets are available now at PioneerTheatre.org or by calling PTC’s Box Office at 801-581-6961