Joyous and Hilarious! Broadway in Chicago Presents The Prom at The Cadillac Palace Theatre (Through April 24, 2022)

The Prom premiered on Broadway in October 2018. A film adaptation was released on Netflix on December 11, 2020 starring Meryl Streep, James Cordon, Nicole Kidman, and Kerry Washington. And now, in April of 2022, it opens at the Cadillac Palace.

A pair of Broadway Stars have just received some awful reviews and their career is in a slump. They decide they need some positive PR. So, they travel to Edgewater, Indiana to fight for a lesbian’s right to attend prom with her partner.

This musical is absolutely hilarious. It’s also a very sweet love story that will likely have you crying with happiness. It’s everything that you want from a Broadway musical comedy.

The entire cast is excellent. They can all sing the uplifting songs and dance the great choreography. Courtney Balan is fantastic as the self entitled Broadway Star looking to regain her fame. Patrick Wetzel (Films: The Prom and The Producers) matches her energy as the other hilarious Broadway Star. Emily Borromeo (Sneaky Pete, The Jim Gaffigan Show) and Bud Weber (The Book of Mormon and Aladdin on Broadway) are also so funny as the other Broadway actors on the trip. Kaden Kearney is solid as the lesbian who just wants to attend prom like every other student.

The Prom, Music by Matthew Sklar, Book by Bob Martin and Chad Beguelin, Lyrics by Chad Beguelin, Directed and Choreographed by Casey Nicholaw – Photos by Deen van Meer

Cost of a ticket: $31 – $172

PlaylistHQ Economic Rating: Worth It +

Rating Scale: Exceptional Value > Worth It > Half Price > Go for Free > Don’t Bother

Get tickets now for The Prom through April 24!

Quinn Delaney


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