September 22, 2022 By Vaseline

Janine LaManna and Felicia Finley direct the regional premiere of THE PROM

The White Plains Performing Arts Center has announced the cast for its upcoming mainstage production of THE PROM, playing October 7-23. This production kicks off the theater’s 20th anniversary season!

THE PROM was nominated for 7 Tony Awards and won the Drama Desk for Best Musical. THE PROM is a musical comedy about four major Broadway stars on a mission to change the world and the love they discover that unites them all. When they hear trouble is brewing around a prom in a small town, they know it’s time to put the issue and themselves in the spotlight. THE PROM captures all the humor and heart of a classic musical comedy with a message that resonates with audiences more than ever.

Leading the cast are Broadway veterans Janine LaManna (Seussical, Sweet Charity, Drowsy Chaperone) as Dee Dee Allen and Felicia Finley (Wedding Singer, The Life, Aida) as Angie. They are joined by Keith Schneider as Barry, Nathan Cockroft as Trent, Emily Royer as Alyssa, and Megan Colton as Emma.

Rounding out the company are Alex Agard, Eriel Milan Brown, Tim Canali, Liz Davis, Timothy Matthew Flores, Travis Flynt, Collin Hancock, Jordana Kagan, Quincy Lawson, Paulette Oliva, Leah Platt, Taylor Joseph Rivera, Mark Saunders, and Daniella Tamasi Jake Urban.

“THE PROM will dance into the hearts and minds of all ages and make it clear that one thing is truly universal: love is love.” says Director Frank Portanova

THE PROM is directed by Frank Portanova with musical direction by Stephen Ferri and choreography by Lexie Fennell Frare. Scenic Design by Christopher & Justin Swader, Lighting Design by Eric Norbury, Sound Design by Don Hanna, Costume Design by Antonio Consuegra, Stage Direction by Chelsey Steinmetz. Book & Lyrics by Chad Beguelin, Book by Bob Martin, Music by Matthew Sklar. Based on an original concept by Jack Quarter.

THE PROM will perform at the White Plains Performing Arts Center from October 7th to 23rd with performances Thursday through Sunday.

The White Plains Performing Arts Center is located on the third level of downtown on Mamaroneck Avenue in downtown White Plains, just minutes from the White Plains Metro North Station. For tickets, visit the theater box office Monday through Friday (11:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.), purchase tickets online at, or call 914-328-1600. For group sales please contact [email protected]

The Prom is a WPPAC Mainstage Production, a professional production featuring union and non-union actors from Broadway, national tours and regional theaters across the country. This production was created from scratch, equipped with professional production teams (directors to designers), large live orchestras and high quality sets and costumes. It’s not part of a tour, it was created by WPPAC for the WPPAC stage.