The national tour of the Tony-nominated musical The Prom is currently playing Center Theatre Group's Ahmanson Theatre through September 11.
Tony nominee Caitlin Kinnunen, who originated the role of Emma in the Broadway company of The Prom, recently saw the Los Angeles production and met up with the tour’s Emma, Kaden Kearney, following the performance. Check out photos of the two Emmas as well as Kinnunen backstage with the touring company below.
Kearney stars as Emma, a high school student banned from the prom with Kalyn West as Alyssa Greene, Courtney Balan as Tony winner Dee Dee Allen, Patrick Wetzel as Drama Desk Award winner Barry Glickman, Emily Borromeo as Angie Dickinson, Bud Weber as Trent Oliver, Sinclair Mitchell as Mr. Hawkins, Ashanti J’Aria as Mrs. Greene, and Shavey Brown as Sheldon Saperstein.
Rounding out the ensemble are Gabrielle Beckford, Ashley Bruce, Maurice Dawkins, Jordan De Leon, James Caleb Grice, Megan Grosso, Marie Gutierrez, Chloe Rae Kehm, Braden Allen King, Brandon J. Large, Alexa Margo, Christopher McCrewell, Adriana Negron, Marcus Phillips, Lexie Plath, Zoë Brooke Reed, Thad Turner Wilson and Josh Zacher.
Directed and choreographed by Tony winner Casey Nicholaw, The Prom features a book by Tony winner Bob Martin and Tony nominee Chad Beguelin, music by Tony nominee Matthew Sklar, and lyrics by Tony nominee Chad Beguelin.
The production also has scenic design by Tony winner Scott Pask, costume design by Tony winner Ann Roth and Matthew Pachtman, lighting design by Tony winner Natasha Katz, sound design by Tony winner Brian Ronan, wig and hair design by Josh Marquette, make-up design by Milagros Medina-Cerdeira, orchestrations by Tony winner Larry Hochman, music supervision by Mary-Mitchell Campbell, and casting by The Telsey Office.
The Prom is based on an original concept by Jack Viertel.