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Hit Broadway Musical is coming to Hershey for one week only.

By: Adam Beam SUTV News

The Omicron variant may be shutting down theaters on Broadway once more, but touring musicals are still providing hope for theatre fans everywhere. Starting Tuesday, January 28, the hit musical "The Prom" is coming to the Hershey Theater through January 2.

The show tells the story of a group of down on their luck Broadway actors who decide to boost their career by becoming activist. Their eyes are set on helping out a teenage girl who isn't allowed to take her girlfriend to the prom. The actors come to town and try to change the minds of the PTA through song and dance, however things may not be as simple as they initally thought.

"The Prom" ran on Broadway at the Longacre Theatre beginning on October 23, 2018, and performed a total of 309 regular performances. The show was up for seven Tony Award nominations including two Best Leading Actress nominees (Caitlin Kinnunen and Beth Leavel) as well as Best Musical. It wouldn't win any of it's nomination and would ultimately close its doors on August 11, 2019. Despite closing on Broadway, the show would be adapted to Netfix in a star studded film with big names like Meryl Streep and Ariana DeBose.

The touring cast of "The Prom" includes Kaden Kearney as Emma Nolan, Kalyn West as Alyssa Greene, Courtney Balan as Dee Dee Allen, Patrick Wetzel as Barry Glickman, Bud Weber as Trent Oliver, and Emily Borromeo as Angie Dickinson. Tickets for the performances are still available and can be purchased here. "The Prom" will not be returning to Pennsylvania after Hershey and will be traveling to locations like Washington, DC and Schenectady, NY (List of future performance locations).

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