Season 15: Mainstage Plays & Musicals

July 10 - August 18, 2024

the PROM

Book & Lyrics by CHAD BEGUELIN

Based on an original concept by JACK VIERTEL

Original Broadway Production directed and choreographed by Casey NicholawOriginally
Produced on Broadway by Bill Damaschke, Dori Berinstein, Jack Lane, James & Catherine Berges, Nelda Sue Yaw, Natasha Davison, Joe Grandy, Kimberlee Garris, Lisa Morris, Terry Schnuck, Jane Dubin, Rosalind Productions, Inc., FAHS Productions, Seth A. Goldstein, Mike Kriak, Don & Nancy Ross, Pamela Hurst-Della Pietra & Stephen Della Pietra, Cliff Hopkins, Masie Productions, Vivek Shah, Three Belles & A Bob, Arment-Tackel, Armstrong-Manocherian, Fakler-Silver, Fox Theatricals-Mosbacher-Lonow, Palitz-Stern-Smedes, Nancy & Ken Kranzberg/David Lyons, Larry & Elizabeth Lenke/Elizabeth L. Green, Iris Smith/InStone Productions, Kuhlman-Ketner/Wallace-ATxRandomProductions, The John Gore Organization and The Shubert Organization (Philip J. Smith: Chairman; Robert E. Wankel: President); Produced in association with Independent Presenters Network, Margot Astrachan, Darren P. DeVerna & Jeremiah J. Harris and Reagan Silber

Connecticut Premiere (Professional)!

Directed by Robert Mintz

“THE PROM” is presented through special arrangement with and all authorized performance materials are supplied by Theatrical Rights Worldwide 1180 Avenue of the Americas, Suite 640, New York, NY 10036.

A troupe of hilarious, self-absorbed and fading Broadway stars shake up a small Indiana town as they rally behind a teen who wants to go to the prom with her girlfriend. Winner of the Drama Desk Award for Best Musical, THE PROM expertly captures all the humor and heart of a classic musical comedy with a message that resonates with audiences now more than ever. A story of love, acceptance, and embracing the person you were meant to be.

NYT Critic’s Pick! “[THE PROM] consistently delivers on its entertainment promises as well as its Golden Age premise: that musicals, however zazzy, can address the deepest issues dividing us.” -The New York Times

"A sweet-hearted original musical… leaves you grinning by the last dance...It is cheering to see a musical comedy that engages with modern questions." – Time Out

"With a tuneful score, a playful book, and performances that remind you what Broadway heart and chutzpah are all about, this cause celebre of a show turns out to be a joyous, funny, and sweet production that should appeal to several generations of musical fans.” – Frank Rizzo, Variety

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Performance Schedule

Previews (July 10 & 11)
Wednesday at 7:30pm
Thursday at 2:00pm and 7:30pm

Regular Performances (July 12 - August 18, 2024)
Friday at 8:00pm
Saturday at 2:00pm and 8:00pm
Sunday at 2:00pm*
Tuesday at 2:00pm
Wednesday at 7:30pm
Thursday at 7:30pm

YOUNG PROFESSIONALS NIGHT: Thursday, July 25th, 2024
$25 Tickets for Ages 21-35
6pm reception; 7:30pm performance

With the cast after the Sunday matinee performances.

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Saturday, August 3rd after the show

You may see THE PROM and stay after for Open Mic Night, or just come on over after the show. This event is free and open to the public, and is BYOB. Anyone is welcome to sing, or come and enjoy those that do! Tips for the pianist are encouraged. Bring your own sheet music or choose from the collection at the Playhouse; Playhouse on Park will provide an accompanist!


River Bend Pop-Up Shop: Check out a curated collection of books and gifts in our lobby related to The Prom. 20% of proceeds go to Playhouse on Park, thanks to our incredible partnership with the River Bend Bookshop.

Recommended age: 12



Benjamin Howes* (Barry) Playhouse on Park debut! Broadway: [TITLE OF SHOW], MARY POPPINS, SCANDALOUS. National Tours: CHARLIE AND THE CHOCOLATE FACTORY, MARY POPPINS, SHREK. OFF BROADWAY: A MAN OF NO IMPORTANCE, THE VIEW UPSTAIRS.  Film/TV: “Full Circle” directed by Steven Soderbergh, “Gossip Girl,” “The Deuce,” “Deadly Women,” “One Life To Live,” “Law & Order: Criminal Intent,” “Flight of the Conchords” and others. Countless regional productions.  Benjamin serves as an Artist Champion for HB Studios. Follow @benjthestar

Susan Haefner* (Dee Dee) Previous shows at Playhouse on Park: TENDERLY, THE ROSEMARY CLOONEY MUSICAL, THE DINING ROOM; Broadway: STATE FAIR, THOROUGHLY MODERN MILLIE, 42nd STREET; Music Theatre of Connecticut: Bev/Kathy CLYBOURNE PARK, Rosemary TENDERLY, THE ROSEMARY CLOONEY MUSICAL; Weston Theater Company: Heidi WHAT THE CONSTITUTION MEANS TO ME. Susan has also directed numerous shows at Playhouse on Park, including LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS and the 25th ANNUAL PUTNAM COUNTY SPELLING BEE.

Lucy D’Addario (Emma Nolan) Playhouse On Park Debut! The Hartt School: Sister Mary Robert SISTER ACT, Eleanor Dunbar FOOTLOOSE; Kidz Theater NYC: Cinderella INTO THE WOODS; Locust Valley HS: Eponine LES MISERABLES. Lucy recently completed her fourth year at The Hartt School and would like to thank their voice teacher, Tracey Marble, who always pushed her to be the best she could be while always allowing her to remain true to herself.

Kendyl Grace Davis (Alyssa Greene) Playhouse on Park debut! Regional credits: Jo PHOTOSYNTHESIS (Goodspeed Opera House), Madison HYSTERICAL! (ThrownStone Theater). Additional credits: Keisha Frasier FAIRVIEW, Ruthie Taylor BAT BOY, Abigail Williams THE CRUCIBLE, Joan MELANCHOLY PLAY: A CHAMBER MUSICAL, Ensemble SWEENEY TODD, Ensemble SOMETHING ROTTEN! Catch her in movie theaters this summer as Destiny in MIDAS and on streaming services in the fall. Represented by Foundation Media Partners & The Osbrink Agency. Love you, Mom and Dad! @kendylgracedavis

Carolyn Burke (Angie) Playhouse on Park: CHICAGO, BRIGHTON BEACH MEMOIRS, stop/time dance theatre: SHOWSTOPPERS, SWING SETS, THE VARIETY SHOW, A CHOREOGRAPHER’S STORY. Ivoryton Playhouse: THE SEVEN YEAR ITCH. Connecticut Repertory Theater: HAIR, THREEPENNY OPERA, CABARET. NextStop Theatre VA: SINGIN’ IN THE RAIN, LUCKY STIFF, CATCH ME IF YOU CAN, SHREK, THE WEDDING SINGER. Training: Stella Adler Studio of Acting, NY, University of Connecticut, Greater Hartford Academy of the Arts. West Hartford Summer Arts Festival Alum. Thrilled to be back for the summer! @cmc_burke

Zachary Kropp (Trent) Playhouse on Park Debut! Tour: Bentley BABY SHARK'S BIG BROADWAVE TOUR; Players Theatre: Khan KHAN!!! THE MUSICAL!; Milton Theatre: Ens. Rocky, Dr. Scott understudy THE ROCKY HORROR SHOW; Gaylord National: Gabriel THE GREATEST STORY; Lyric Theatre of Oklahoma: Tommy understudy TOMMY. Zach returned to the stage last May after a 14-year break, during which he got his nursing degree from NYU and joined the Air Force. He was honorably discharged as a Captain in 2021. IG: @zachonstage

Leeanna Rubin (Mrs. Greene) Playhouse on Park Debut! National Tour: Mrs. Pugh/Understudy Hannigan (performed!) ANNIE; Marriott Lincolnshire: Electra/Ms. Cratchitt/ Understudy Mama Rose (performed!) GYPSY; Sharon Playhouse: Ensemble/ Understudy Bea SOMETHING ROTTEN; The Fulton: Housekeeper/ Understudy Aldonza MAN OF LA MANCHA; Milwaukee Rep: Miss Johnson HARVEY; Off-Broadway: Felicia A CLASS ACT; Plaza Theatricals: Maria MAN OF LA MANCHA; Secret Theatre: Sara Jane Moore ASSASSINS. Education: MFA from the University of South Carolina. Representation: Gray Talent Group. @LeeannaRubin

Cole Campbell (Mr. Hawkins) Playhouse on Park debut! Cole of Lexington, KY, is fortunate to have been a professional background vocalist for award-winning gospel artists and now shares his love of musicals. This love has led him to recently perform with The Little Theatre on The Square, North Shore Music Theatre, The Lexington Theatre Co., Beale Street Blues Co., & Norwegian Cruise Line. Philippians 1:6 @thecolesbury

Jordan Bunshaft (Sheldon u/s Barry) Playhouse on Park debut! Recent credits include Uncle Fester: THE ADDAMS FAMILY, Nicely-Nicely Johnson: GUYS AND DOLLS (BroadwayWorld Long Island Award nominee), Gangster #1: KISS ME KATE, Danny: HOLIDAY INN, Ira Stone: LAUGHTER ON THE 23rd FLOOR, Sancho Panza: MAN OF LA MANCHA. Much love and many thanks to this wonderful cast, crew, and production team, as well as to my family and friends. Find me on Instagram @jordanbunshaft

Mitchell Maguire (Kevin/Ensemble) Playhouse on Park Debut! Virginia Stage Company: Ensemble/Bottle Dancer FIDDLER ON THE ROOF, Sergei/Ensemble MATILDA; Coastal Carolina University: Tartaglia THE GREEN BIRD, Ensemble/Dance Captain URINETOWN, Billy HONK, Swing LEGALLY BLONDE; Actor/Dancer/Combatant UNTO THESE HILLS. Mitchell would like to thank the entire creative team for allowing him to be part of this special production and would like to thank his family and girlfriend, Max, for their constant support and cheerleading!

Riley Means (Kaylee U/S Alyssa) Playhouse on Park Debut! The Hartt School: Amalia Balash SHE LOVES ME, Fastrada PIPPIN; Hartford Stage: Wendy/Medieval Apparition A CHRISTMAS CAROL; Cape Cod Shakespeare Festival: Viola TWELFTH NIGHT, Hermia A MIDSUMMER NIGHT’S DREAM; Contra Theatre Company: Ilse SPRING AWAKENING, Proprietor ASSASSINS. 

Katie Kallay (Shelby U/S Emma Nolan) Playhouse on Park Debut! New London Barn: Holly THE WEDDING SINGER, Ensemble U/S Cynthia Weil BEAUTIFUL, Mimi U/S Big Julie GUYS AND DOLLS; Goodspeed Musicals: Ms.Rumsey THE SNOW GOOSE, Tammy Bell and Lila Bell CAROL OF THE BELLS; The Hartt School: Violet VIOLET, Celisse GODSPELL, Player U/S Katherine PIPPIN. Katie Kallay just received her BFA in musical theater from The Hartt school this past May. Special thanks to her mom, dad, and sister Ellie. Instagram @katie.kallay

Connor Macchi (Nick/Ensemble, U/S Trent) Playhouse on Park debut! The Argyle Theatre: Neleus/Ensemble MARY POPPINS, Gateway Playhouse: Nick DeVito JERSEY BOYS, Virginia Repertory Theatre: Pepper MAMMA MIA! Connor is based in NYC and recently graduated from James Madison University, where he studied Musical Theatre. Thank you to his parents and family for all their love and support, as well as Gary at The Krasny Office (TKO) for everything., IG: connor.macchi

Julia Solecki (Olivia Keating/Ensemble U/S Mrs.Green) Playhouse on Park: Ensemble BANDSTAND, Player PIPPIN, Peregrine Theatre Ensemble: Helga CABARET, Tribe Member HAIR. Julia is a graduate of Boston Conservatory at Berklee’s BFA Musical Theatre program. Julia is super pumped to be back on the Playhouse stage! IG: @julia.solecki

*Appears courtesy of Actors Equity, the professional union for actors and stage managers.