About The Prom


Four eccentric Broadway stars are in desperate need of a new stage. So when they hear that trouble is brewing around a small-town prom, they know that it’s time to put a spotlight on the issue…and themselves. The town’s parents want to keep the high school dance on the straight and narrow—but when one student just wants to bring her girlfriend to prom, the entire town has a date with destiny. On a mission to transform lives, Broadway’s brassiest join forces with a courageous girl and the town’s citizens and the result is love that brings them all together. 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 Little History about The Prom-

The Prom is based on a real situation that unfolded in Fulton, Mississippi, in 2010, wherein the district was sued by the ACLU for violating student First Amendment Rights (the community's contingent of bigoted parents held their own private prom to protest the decision). It is not a tale of tragedy, nor is it a tale of gay pain. The Prom is humorous, while also centering queerness and the complexities of being queer in a world that can–and is–hostile to those who are within that community.

The play opened in Atlanta, Georgia, in 2016 and enjoyed a stretch on Broadway in 2018. It began a national traveling show just before the COVID-19 pandemic hit in 2019, then continued its tour in 2021. A film adaptation of the show was produced by Ryan Murphy and landed on Netflix in 2020, and YA author Saundra Mitchell joined playwriters Bob Martin, Chad Beguelin, and Matthew Sklar to publish a book for teens based on the play, also called The Prom.

Directed by: Rebecca Shea

Choreographed by: Ellie Griffin

Music Directed by: Kelly Bidstrup Graham

Rated PG-13 (Suggestive/Sexual References|Language|Thematic Elements)

The Venue Theatre

The Venue Theatre Company, founded in 2013 as an educational 501c3 nonprofit, provides enriching performing arts education for the youth of the greater Denver and Foothills area. With highly trained, Broadway experienced educators, The Venue meets all children at the level they are currently at and encourages them to develop their skills both as performers and as individuals.

Here at The Venue Theatre Company, we are deeply invested in the magic of art and performance. We believe in opening hearts and minds by giving youth the tools to share their songs and stories. The Venue is more than just a nonprofit theatre—it's a safe haven comprised of students, volunteers, and instructors all working toward one common goal: creating the best environment for children and young adults to become all that they can be. 

The Venue Theatre is committed to being a diverse, inclusive, and safe space for authentic expression and creative collaboration. All students, crew members, and volunteers, whatever their race, ethnicity, national origin, age, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation or identity, biology, education, neurodiversity, or physical ability, will be honored, integrated, and respected.