‘The Prom’ is a flamboyant, fun, relatable and uplifting modern musical comedy about inclusivity, tolerance and altruism
Last week, I attended Opening Night of The Prom at the Ahmanson Theatre in downtown Los Angeles and am still smiling about it as I write this review. The Prom is a fun, feel good and socially relevant modern musical comedy about love, acceptance and standing up for what you believe in no matter what!
The Prom takes place in a small mid-western town and centers around a young lesbian high school student (Emma) who wants to take her girlfriend to the prom and unfortunately she encounters resistance and homophobia along the way. But she’s in luck, when a group of boisterous and flamboyant Broadway musical theater stars come to her rescue and make it their mission to help Emma take her girlfriend to prom.
As you can imagine, this situation goes from bad to worse when these narcissistic actors bulldoze into this small town for their own personal gain and raise a ruckus about Emma going to prom with whomever she chooses. However as this heartwarming story unfolds, this crazy bunch starts to understand that it is more important to put other peoples needs before your own and that inclusivity and tolerance matter above all else.
Not only is The Prom a fun and relatable modern day story, but it also has all the qualities that I love in a musical like catchy memorable songs, big bold musical numbers, fun and upbeat music, entertaining choreography and dancing and over-the-top funny memorable characters. This show kept me smiling, laughing and feeling good the entire time and the cast was definitely Broadway caliber!
If you enjoy, big bold Broadway musicals with fabulous grand dance numbers, memorable music, fun sparkly costumes and top notch acting, all surrounded by an important socially poignant message then make sure you go see the national tour of The Prom at the Ahmanson now through September 11, 2022.