Music by Matthew Sklar Lyrics by Chad Beguelin Book by Bob Martin Original concept by Jack Viertel
In the conservative town of Edgewater, Indiana, Emma Nolan has been banned from bringing her girlfriend to the high school prom. In fact, the PTA has cancelled the event entirely! Emma’s Twitter post about this injustice catches the attention of four Broadway stars who need a cause célèbre to boost their PR profiles and revive their flagging careers. Soon the town is awash in controversy, everyone has their own agendas, and Emma's budding relationship is wilting under the national media spotlight. Based on a true story, "The Prom" is a joyful new musical that celebrates the unifying power of love.