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Prom Queen: The Musical
The High School Project

Prom Queen: The Musical

Book by Kent Staines
Music by Colleen Dauncey
Lyrics by Akiva Romer-Segal
Produced by Mary Young Leckie
Based on the true life story of Marc Hall

SEPTEMBER 18 to 29, 2018

Recommended for grades 7+

"A show that champions human rights, celebrates diversity and shines a glitterball in the face of intolerance."

- Montreal Gazette

"Entertaining, hopeful, and accessible for any audience."
"A shining example of a homegrown show that is both vastly entertaining and immensely heartfelt."


The Grand Theatre is proud to announce that it has procured the rights to produce the groundbreaking new musical Prom Queen, premiering as the 2018 High School Project. This new, Canadian, award-winning production, originally developed through Sheridan College's Canadian Music Theatre Project (Come From Away) brings an authentic voice to a remarkable story.

Prom Queen is the true story of 17-year-old Marc Hall. It’s graduation time and Marc wants nothing more than to take his boyfriend to the prom. But the Principal of the school he attends and the School Board Trustees won’t allow it. Suddenly, Marc finds himself fighting not only for his right to choose his prom date, but also for the right to be different and have his voice heard.

The production had its world premiere at Montreal's Segal Centre for the Performing Arts in a held-over run and was presented at New York's National Alliance of Musical Theater's New Musical Festival. The Grand's High School Project, an acclaimed mentorship program unique in North America, will for the first time bring a new Canadian Musical to stage.

“Prom Queen is about what happens when young people follow their heart and make a difference in the world. This brand new Canadian musical is fun, joyful, and a powerful story of triumph. Telling Marc Hall’s story is an opportunity to come together and celebrate our commitment to inclusivity and individuality – the perfect way to launch our next High School Project” – Dennis Garnhum

Program Sponsor

Thames Valley District School Board

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With special thanks to rTraction and all of those individuals, organizations and companies across Canada who made donations in support of Prom Queen and the High School Project, including:

Lerners LLP
Tourism London

Read the Audience Guide from the 2016 world premiere of Prom Queen: The Musical at the Segal Centre in Montreal.

As a result of this community support, the Grand Theatre is announcing that we will offer two student matinees, completely free of charge to students. More information on the free student matinee performances will be announced soon. Please contact groups [at] grandtheatre [dot] com to enquire.

For more information on the High School Project program, auditions, and backstage interviews click here.

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