ACTING OUT For lesbian-themed musical ‘The Prom,’ art imitates life
It’s certainly the most prominent LGBT offering of the season – and one that could be ripped out of today’s headlines. In the Alliance Theatre world premiere musical “The Prom,” a young teenage girl decides to bring her girlfriend to the prom. When her high school cancels the event instead, all hell breaks loose – and a group of actors come to town to try and change the tide. Georgia Voice caught up with out director and choreographer (and Tony winner) Casey Nicholaw, lead actress Caitlin Kinnunen and out actor Brooks Ashmanskas to find out more about the project, which begins previews this week.
Georgia Voice: How long have you been working on this, Casey?