This production was staged as part of our 2016/17 Season

The Prom

The Prom

August 18 to September 25, 2016 | On the Alliance Stage
World Premiere Musical
Part of the Alliance Series

Contains: Mild language and young adult situations. Recommended for ages 13 and up.
Run time: Approximately 2:20, including one fifteen-minute intermission

"Don't be surprised if The Prom gets a Broadway corsage." —Frank Rizzo for Variety

"The Prom has a date with Broadway...with Dee Dee, the writers have invented a prima donna for the ages. Holy moly, [Beth] Leavel is good." —Wendell Brock for AJC

A new Broadway-bound musical comedy

Directed by Tony Award winner Casey Nicholaw, director of Tuck Everlasting and co-director of The Book of Mormon

Everyone’s got their issues—but for Emma, hers are a national headline. She becomes an instant outcast—and news story—when her high school cancels the prom rather than let her attend with her girlfriend. Sensing a chance to correct an injustice—and maybe get some good publicity along the way—a group of fading Broadway stars takes up the cause, and invades Emma's small Indiana town. But their bumbling attempts at social activism make the situation far worse than they—or Emma—could have ever imagined. Cultures clash and the town erupts in chaos. The community's reputation, Emma's future, and the actors' careers all hang in the balance, until a true hero emerges to save the day. Uproarious and uplifting with show-stopping dance numbers, this new musical is about inspiring people to accept their differences, being the star you were always meant to be, and that age old truth: there’s no business like getting in other people’s.




Supported by the Edgerton Foundation New American Play Fund and Starr Moore and the James Starr Moore Memorial Foundation

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Cast & Crew


  • Ensemble/Understudy for Mandy
    Mary could not be more thrilled to be part of The Prom at the Alliance Theatre. Favorite credits include Jesus Christ Superstar on Broadway, at La Jolla Playhouse... read more »
  • Barry Glickman
    Broadway: Shuffle Along, or the Making of the Musical Sensation of 1921 and All at Followed (George C. Wolfe, director); Something Rotten (Casey Nicholaw, dir.; also CD... read more »
  • Alyssa
    Anna Grace is SO excited to be here at the Alliance with this very special show. She lives in Los Angeles, where she primarily works in TV and film. Credits include... read more »
  • Mrs. Greene
    Courtenay is happily premiering in her first Theatre for Young Audiences production. Other Alliance shows: Courtenay's Cabaret: Home for the Holidays, The Prom,... read more »
  • Ashley/Ensemble
    Collins is thrilled to be performing in The Prom! In addition to working on The Prom developmental lab last summer, she performed as a member of the St. Louis Hoofers... read more »
  • Ensemble
    DeMarius is so very excited to be in Atlanta working at the Alliance Theatre for the summer. Favorite credits include Newsies (1st nat’l tour), A Chorus Line (... read more »
  • Ensemble
    Broadway: original cast How the Grinch Stole Christmas (ensemble u/s Danny-Who). Off-Broadway: world premiere Cirque du Soliel’s Wintuk (Jamie), Burnt Part Boys (... read more »
  • Ensemble
    Shelby is so excited to make her debut at the Alliance Theatre! Credits include The Prom (developmental lab), Little Dancer (developmental lab), member of the Sarasota... read more »
  • Motel Clerk/Ensemble/Understudy for Trent Oliver/Mr. Hawkins
    Josh is thrilled to have his Alliance debut with this beautiful show. Broadway: Anything Goes, Ghost, Legally Blonde and Grease. Tours: Jersey Boys (Bob Gaudio), Grease... read more »
  • Ensemble
    Broadway credits: Newsies, Aladdin. Other: Dear Evan Hansen, West Side Story — Carnegie Hall, The Good Swimmer. Television: Emmy-winning “Girl You Don’... read more »
  • Ensemble/Understudy for Sheldon Saperstein/Motel Clerk
    Sheldon is a native New Yorker with a B.F.A. from The Hartt School of Music. Recent/favorite credits: South Pacific national tour (Seabee, U/S Henry), 20th anniversary... read more »
  • Emma
    Broadway: The Bridges of Madison County (Carolyn), Spring Awakening (Thea). 1st national tour: Next to Normal (Natalie US). Regional theatre: Williamstown Theatre... read more »
  • Sheldon Saperstein and Understudy for Barry Glickman
    Broadway: Finding Neverland (original cast recording), Elf and Hair (original revival cast recording). Off-Broadway: Shakespeare in the Park’s Into the Woods with... read more »
  • Dee Dee Allen
    Beth is thrilled to be back at the Alliance where she was last seen in Tuck Everlasting. She has received Tony, Drama Desk, NY Outer Critics Circle and L.A. Drama... read more »
  • Mandy/Ensemble
    Becca  is thrilled to make her Alliance Theatre debut in The Prom. She was a part of The Prom lab in NYC last summer and is so happy to be back with this fantastic... read more »
  • Ensemble/Understudy for Dee Dee Allen/Reporter
    Kate is thrilled to make her Alliance Theatre debut with this beautiful show! Select credits include Broadway/national tours of Billy Elliot (Mum u/s), White Christmas (... read more »
  • Ensemble/Understudy for Alyssa
    Isabelle is thrilled to be making her Alliance stage debut. Regional credits include Asolo Repertory Theatre (West Side Story), Theatre Under the Stars (Mary Poppins),... read more »
  • Ensemble
    Past credits include Memphis (Ensemble, Gator u/s), Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat (Benjamin) and The Miracle (Gabriel, John the Beloved). He has worked on... read more »
  • Mr. Hawkins
    Broadway: Spamalot, Cabaret, Titanic, Bells Are Ringing, How to Succeed in Business ..., Big River. Recent off-Broadway includes his one-man play, All the... read more »
  • Ensemble/Understudy for Emma/Ashley
    Becca is thrilled to make her Alliance Theatre debut! National tour: Newsies (swing, u/s Katherine, u/s Medda). Regional: MUNY, MTWichita and the NYC developmental lab... read more »
  • Angie
    Angie is thrilled make her Alliance debut. Broadway credits include Something Rotten!, Ulla in The Producers with Matthew Broderick and Nathan Lane, Big Fish, Catch Me... read more »
  • Trent Oliver
    Christopher has been doing shows since age 9 in his parents’ living room, including Christopher Sieber Comedy Cavalcade of 1976 and MOM! WATCH ME! The dashingly... read more »
  • Ensemble/Dance Captain
    Brendon is over the moon to make his Alliance debut! Huge thank you to the cast, crew, Casey, Casey, John and EVERYONE who put this Prom together! Broadway: Something... read more »
  • Ensemble
    Teddy is thrilled to return to The Prom and make his Alliance debut! Broadway: Lysistrata Jones (Harold), Bring It On (Swing). Regional: Seussical the Musical (the MUNY... read more »
  • Reporter/Ensemble/Understudy for Angie/Mrs. Greene
    Alliance debut! Broadway: Sister Act (original Tina/Nun), The Addams Family (original Saloon Girl Ancestor), West Side Story (Anita standby). Off-Broadway: NEWSical,... read more »
  • Ensemble
    Michelle is elated to make her Alliance stage Debut! New York credits: West Side Story (Rosalia, Carnegie Hall), Avenue Q (Gary Coleman, Westchester Sandbox). National... read more »


  • Book
    Chad is a four-time Tony nominee whose works include Disney’s Aladdin (Tony Award nomination for best book and best original score, Drama Desk nomination for... read more »
  • Lyrics
    Chad is a four-time Tony nominee whose works include Disney’s Aladdin (Tony Award nomination for best book and best original score, Drama Desk nomination for... read more »
  • Music Director/Conductor
    Mary-Mitchellis a well-known music director, conductor, orchestrator and arranger in the Broadway community. Broadway credits include Tuck Everlasting, Finding Neverland... read more »
  • Associate Set Designer
  • Production Stage Manager
    Holly attended the University of Puget Sound before moving to NYC. Broadway credits: Aladdin, The Nance, Catch Me If You Can. Other credits include Cirque du Soleil... read more »
  • Assistant Set Designer
  • Sound Mixer
  • Orchestrations
    Larry has done 15 Broadway shows, including The Book of Mormon (Tony, Drama Desk awards), She Loves Me (Drama Desk award, Tony nomination), Something Rotten! (Tony and... read more »
  • Sound Design
    Grammy, Olivier and four-time Tony Award nominated. Select designs: Something Rotten!, Rock of Ages (New York, London, Toronto, Australia, Las Vegas, U.S. tour), After... read more »
  • Music & Dance Arrangements
    Glen is honored to have worked with such icons as Stephen Sondheim, Woody Allen, Mel Brooks and Mike Nichols. He arranged music and wrote original lyrics for Bullets... read more »
  • Associate Choreographer
    Choreography credits include the European productions of Disney’s The Little Mermaid and Beauty and the Beast (the Netherlands). Associate choreographer for the... read more »
  • Hair Design
  • Book
    Bob has been working as an actor and writer in theatre, film and television for more than three decades. He has received numerous awards in both Canada and the United... read more »
  • Associate Set Designer
  • Choreographer
    Represented on Broadway as director and choreographer of Something Rotten! (2015 Tony nominee, best director and choreographer), Disney’s Aladdin (2014 Tony, Drama... read more »
  • Costume Design
  • Set Design
    Scott’s Broadway credits include The Book of Mormon (Tony Award), Something Rotten! (Outer Critics nomination), Waitress, Blackbird, The Father, An Act of God, It... read more »
  • Lighting Design
    Kenneth has more than 50 Broadway play and musical theatre credits. He designs extensively off- Broadway, for resident theatres, and touring productions throughout the... read more »
  • Assistant Lighting Designer
  • Costume Design
    Theatre includes Blackbird, Fish in the Dark, A Delicate Balance, This Is Our Youth, A Raisin in the Sun, Betrayal and The Nance (Tony Award). She was Tony-nominated for... read more »
  • Music
    Matthew is a Tony, Emmy and Drama Desk award-nominated composer. Broadway: Elf; The Wedding Singer (Tony nomination for best original score, Drama Desk Award nomination... read more »
  • Associate Sound Designer
  • Associate Lighting Designer/Programmer
  • Concept
  • Associate Music Director
    Broadway: An American in Paris, Bright Star, Finding Neverland, Matilda, Something Rotten! Off-Broadway: Rated P and Cagney. Regional: Bandstand, Ever After and many... read more »


  • Associate Director
    Casey is associate resident director of Disney’s Aladdin. Other Broadway credits include Elf (2012, 2010); In the Heights (Broadway/national tour); The Drowsy... read more »
  • Director
    Represented on Broadway as director and choreographer of Something Rotten! (2015 Tony nominee, best director and choreographer), Disney’s Aladdin (2014 Tony, Drama... read more »

Audience Feedback



We've officially hit summer here in Atlanta, and while temperatures are rising outside, we're staging the hottest dance party inside: The Dancing Granny. But with all there is to do this season, why should you grab the kids and come see the show?

A little known fact about the Alliance?
"We are the largest producing theatre in Georgia and if you break out our education department and its shows, that would be the second."

What is your hope for the future?
"For myself, I want to be happy. Motivation to succeed. For humanity, I wish for there to be more understanding, without disregard or hate."



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