Thursday, November 4, 2021


Through November 21, 2021

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Roy Berko

THE PROM is an old-fashioned musical which tells a contemporary tale with a moral.  The touring company gives a fresh, dynamic, fun and tune-filled performance that delighted the audience and got a well-deserved standing ovation.  Applause, Applause!

To see a full review of this show, read Roy Berko's blog here.

Kerry Clawson

"The Prom," whose first national tour opened at Playhouse Square's Connor Palace Wednesday, is an irrepressibly joyful story about love and acceptance that's for everyone.

This big, old fashioned style musical, which follows the misguided attempts of four Broadway stars to get good publicity by helping a lesbian high schooler in Indiana who's banned from going to the prom, ... advocates dialogue, understanding and love in place of hate, fear and bigotry.

To see a full review of this show, read Kerry Clawson's review here.

Howard Gollop

But with the new national tour that opened this week at the Connor Palace Theater, audiences get a chance to step back into the magic of live theater, where breaking out into classic Broadway showbizy numbers and occasional wink-wink pastiches (crafty music by Matthew Sklar and lyrics by Chad Beguelin) are joyously involving rather than obvious and obligatory.

To see a full review of this show, read Howard Gollop's review here.

Sherri Gross

The opening number, "Changing Lives" sets the tone for a fast-paced comic romp with lessons that will be taught, but not preached.   

Sherri Gross's reviews appear in the Cleveland Jewish News

Mark Horning

This show is what Broadway is all about. It is a fast moving larger than life representation of current events with music and dance taking it to the entertaining outer limits. While a scant few patrons will be offended by the lesbian themed story line, thousands more will leap to their feet and cheer during the final curtain call. If you are a fan of traditional Broadway musicals you must see this show. 

To see a full review of this show, read Mark Horning's Review here.

Laura Kennelly

The Prom, a light-hearted tribute to high school social life, recent Broadway musicals, and narcissists, opened its national tour last week at Connor Palace. Layered with song, satire, do-gooding and allusions to hit musicals, this 2019 Drama Desk Award winner seems a perfect choice to re-open a new post-pandemic (we hope) season.

But back to The Prom. It’s a layer cake, a pastiche (in the best sense of the term), that is, a deliciously satiric mix of fun and music. And so, it’s not surprising that The Prom’s director and choreographer, Tony Award winner Casey Nicholaw, already has two hit musicals (Aladdin and Mean Girls). The Prom both celebrates and references Broadway shows and fans may love identifying familiar plot and character developments. I did.

See full review at THEATER REVIEW: “The Prom” @ Playhouse Square by Laura Kennelly | CoolCleveland

Or see Laura's posts at Cool Cleveland.

Kate Klotzbach

Whether you’re bringing a date or are going stag, attending the national tour of The Prom at Playhouse Square will give you a night to remember. The show is not deep, it is not a “thinker” of a piece, nor does it have the most super-catchy songs that will stay with audiences forever. But it’s a light in the dark of our COVID world, and it’s worth seeing whether you arrive with or without a corsage in hand.

To see a full review of this show, read Kate's posts here.