Albany Civic Theater – Albany, OR

Albany Civic Theater • Albany, OR

Now in our 73rd season

The Prom

Music by Matthew Sklar
Lyrics by Chad Beguelin
Book by Chad Beguelin & Bob Martin

Directed by: Christi E. Sears and Mirinda Keeling

Performances: Apr. 5, 6, 12, 13, 14(m), 18, 19, 20, 21(m), 25, 26, 27, 2024

Four eccentric Broadway stars are in desperate need of a new stage. So when they hear that 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. Winner of the Drama Desk Award for Best Musical, The Prom expertly captures all the humor and heart of a classic musical comedy with a message that resonates with audiences now more than ever. (Theatrical Rights Worldwide)


Christi E. Sears has a string of hit musicals and plays to her credit, including: Something Rotten!Clue, Altogether Now (Special Event), The Secret of Chimneys: ACT Radio PlayMamma MiaThe Addams FamilyAnnieBig FishShrekYoung FrankensteinAvenue QThoroughly Modern MillieCurtainsSteel MagnoliasThe ProducersThe Music ManHello, Dolly!The Rocky Horror ShowPirates of PenzanceInto the WoodsYou’re a Good ManCharlie BrownBell, Book and CandleAuntie Mame, and Greater Tuna at ACT. Christi also directed at CCT: CinderellaDamn Yankees, and Little Shop of Horrors. A long-time administrative member at ACT, Christi has served four terms as president and two terms as treasurer. She currently serves on the ACT Board as Production Manager. Christi resides in Albany and has worked for over 29 years as the Accounting/Payroll Manager at Palm Harbor Homes.

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Mirinda Keeling is making her ACT directorial debut this season with Peter and the StarcatcherMirinda co-directed School House Rock at ACT and directed Animal Krackers, Magic in Me, and The Shoemaker and the Elves at North Albany Elementary. Mirinda has assistant directed Something Rotten, Murder on the Orient ExpressClue, The Adventures of Tom Sawyer, Rebecca of Sunnybrook Farm, High School Musical, and Excalibur: The Story of Young King Arthur at ACT. Her resume includes additional crew positions of vocal director, production assistant, set dressing design, set dresser, set design, hair and makeup designer, props designer and costumer in over 30 productions and has performed on stage in an additional 20. She has performed with her husband, Dean Keeling, as well as her two sons, Braden and Adam.

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Cast of Characters

Emma Nolan: Abigail Hobson
Dee Dee Allen: Liz Winters
Barry Glickman: Henry Mouat
Trent Oliver: Maximilian Corneliusen
Alyssa: Jessica Moyer
Mr. Hawkins: Danny Corliss
Angie Dickenson: Frankie Caswell
Mrs. Green: Tami Schult
Sheldon Saperstein: John Ross
Kaylee: Emily Hobson
Nick: Adam Keeling
Shelby: Teza Ross
Kevin: Jay Kendall
Ensemble/Olivia Keating: Victoria Venard
Ensemble/Motel Clerk:
Shauna Kiefiuk
Ensemble/2nd Reporter:
Josiah Barnett
Nico Flotten
Andie Daniels, Kiera Dodge, Kim Halchishick, Carissa HalloranAria Hamilton, AJ McConnell, Kiana Rust, Sydney Tag, Christa Tillman