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Ni­cholaw: Prob­a­bly five years ago. It has changed so much and will con­tinue to. Even af­ter the first pre­view, we’ll have a long list of stuff to be done. That’s the thing with an orig­i­nal mu­si­cal – you have no guide­lines.

How does the prom sit­u­a­tion af­fect the towns­peo­ple? ‘The Prom’

change the minds of what they think are th­ese small town-minded peo­ple. In turn, their lives are changed.

How do you all go about mak­ing a mu­si­cal, al­beit one with a mes­sage of tol­er­ance?

With Casey lead­ing the way, what they found is this beau­ti­ful young girl who has the power to change the world just by be­ing her­self – and the world ac­cept­ing her.

Caitlin, tell us about Emma.

She is a 17-year-old les­bian who be­comes the cat­a­lyst for the show.

How dif­fi­cult is it to work on a new, con­stantly chang­ing mu­si­cal?

The world pre­miere mu­si­cal ‘The Prom’ runs at the Al­liance Theatre through Sep. 25.

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