The Illinois Valley Community College Theatre Department will hold auditions for their Spring musical “The Prom” in February. Audition for the hit Broadway musical are February 6th and 7th, 2023, at 6 PM at the Dr. Mary Margaret Weeg Cultural Centre. The Spring musical is playing April 13th to 23rd. The high-energy musical requires a wide range of performers, and auditions are open to both students and community members. Those auditioning should prepare a song and provide accompaniment tracks, and be prepared for dance auditions and script readings. For information, email Don Grant Zellmer, IVCC director and choreographer of musical theatre, at [email protected].
“Obtaining this new title is very exciting for our department,” Zellmer said. “We’re always looking for something new and challenging, and The Prom hits all the right notes with an extremely funny book, terrific music, and a sizeable cast with many parts aged from high school through adults.”
In 2018 and ‘19, The Prom played to sold-out houses on Broadway, followed by a successful national tour. In 2022, it became a popular movie musical starring Meryl Streep on Netflix.
The story centers on four eccentric Broadway stars in desperate need of a new stage. When they hear 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.
Production staff also includes Dr. David Kuester, producer and costume coordinator, Alex Guerrero, music director, and Chad Brokaw, technical director. Tickets go on sale in early March.