You may want to start planning your outfit now for Jamesville-DeWitt High School’s annual musical that will take place in February.
This year’s musical is “The Prom,” which centers around a young girl in a rural Indiana town who wants to bring her girlfriend to prom but is prevented from doing so by the PTA president. The former Broadway show is described as a musical comedy with messages of inclusivity and diversity and was the 2019 winner of the Drama Desk Award for Best Musical.
The J-D Music Program is inviting attendees to dress up in fancy prom attire if they wish. Before the show and during intermission, there will be assorted snacks and drinks for sale, a media backdrop banner for photos and flowers for sale to support students participating in the show.
“We like to try to do shows that are not done as often to expose students to different stories, and this show is new and exciting,” said Kelsie Deyo, the musical’s director. “We also thought it was time to branch out and showcase a different type of relationship than is typically seen in musical theater. Representation matters, and this show is fun, bright and exciting with a good message of inclusion. It felt like the perfect pick.”
Show Dates and Times
- Feb. 9: 7 p.m.
- Feb. 10: 7 p.m.
- Feb. 11: 7:30 p.m.
Tickets cost $15 and can be purchased online prior to the show. TicketLeap charges a $1.75 service fee per ticket. Tickets will also be available for purchase at the door if there are any remaining.
There are 88 students in grades 9-12 involved in the production, including 34 cast members, 29 instrumental pit members and 25 technical crew members.