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The Prom

Book & Lyrics by Chad Beguelin

Book by Bob Martin

Music by Matthew Sklar

Based on an original concept by

Jack Viertel

Original Broadway Production directed and choreographed by

Bill Damaschke. Dori Beromstein, Jack Lane

James & Catherine Berges, Nelda Sue Yaw, Natasha Davidson, Joe Frandy, Kimberlee Garris, Lisa Morris, Terry Schnuck, Jane Dubin, Rosalind Productions Inc., FAHS Productions, Seth A. Goldstein, Mike Kriak, Don & Nancy Ross, Pamela Hurst-Della Pietra & Stephen Della Pietra, Cliff Hopkinsm Masie Productions, Vivek Shah, Three Belles & A Bob, Arment-Tackel, Armstrong-Manocherian, Fakler-Silver, Fox Theatricals-Mosbacher-Lonow, Palitz-Stern-Smedes, Nancy & Ken Kranzberg/David Lyons, Larry & Elizaveth Lenke/Elizabeth L. Green, Iris Smith,InStone Productions, Kuhlman-Ketner/Wallace-ATxRandomProductions, The John Gore Organization and The Shubert Organization (Phillip J. Smith: Chairman; Robert E. Wankel: President); Produced in association with Independant Presenters Network, Margot Astrachan, Darren P. DeVerna & Jeremiah J. Harris and Reagan Silber

The Prom

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The Prom

The PROM Production Team

 

Director Sylvia Haynie

Music Director Laura Voss

Choreographer Jenny Morris

Lighting and Scenic Design JP Haynie

Sound Design Tim Hinojosa

Show Runner Laura Ashlynn Pridgen

Stage Manager  Elinor Fenimore

Sound Board Operators  Tyler ver Steeg, Joe Goggans

Light Board Operator Ashlee Haynie

Follow Spot Operators Jonathan Lease, Bonner Law, Jen Reichert

Upper Deck Saige Lumpkin

 

Special Thanks: 

A huge thank you to our Show Runner, Laura Ashlynn Pridgen for serving as prompter, designing & building props, costumes, for her organization and keeping the show on target the entire time! 

Theatre Macon for the Applebee’s menus, Robin & Gregg Parker for the Pub Tables, The Grey Goose/Player’s Club, Pam Burkhalter

The ENT Center of Central Georgia for additional orchestra sponsorship.

Countless members of our cast, crew and supporters for set construction, painting and so much more!

 

Cast of Characters

OLIVIA KEATING/ENSEMBLE Caitlin Thompson

DEE DEE ALLEN Cindy Sams

BARRY GLICKMAN Chris Hendley

SHELDON SAPERSTEIN J. Michael Stewart

ANGIE DICKINSON  Cassidy Hall

TRENT OLIVER Tim Hinojosa

EMMA NOLAN  Abbie Carr

TOM HAWKINS Bob Meloche

MRS. GREENE  Laura Dixon

ALYSSA GREENE Kaleigh Borck

SHELBY Emily de la Sierra

KAYLEE Kenzie Muenzer

NICK LeVaughn Scott

KEVIN Chas Pridgen

COACH/MOTEL CLERK/MONSTER TRUCK HOST Elliott Wall

SCIENCE TEACHER/MRS. GREENE’S FRIEND Jennifer Martin

NYC WAITERS Alaina Desmond, Kanon Layne Hinson, Kayleigh House, Arabella Law

MR. HAWKINS’ SECRETARY Emma Steinhaus

HOUSE KEEPING AT THE MOTEL Lacie Cruse, Alaina Desmond

PTA MEMBERS Carol Tyner, Rebecca Avant, Matt Avant, Mark Steinhaus, Lacie Cruse, Sheree Keith, Charlotte Bogle

PROM ENSEMBLE

Evan Bogle, Alaina Desmond, Melody Dixon, Riley Gallagher, Kanon Hinson, Kayleigh House, Oliver Jordan, Arabella Law,  Christopher Magee, Addison Mathews, Jennifer Martin, Kenzie Muenzer, Jordan Shinholster, Emma Steinhaus, Caitlin Thompson, Melody Tyner, Tucker Tyner, Elliott Wall

 

THE PROM Scenes & Locations

Act One

Scene 1 NYC restaurant 1 Opening Night Reception for Eleanor!

Scene 2 James Madison High School, Locker Bay

Scene 3 James Madison High School, The Gym 

Scene 4 After the PTA

Scene 5 The Lodge at Edgewater, IN

Scene 6 The Arena, nearby

Scene 7 Barry’s Room, The Lodge

Scene 8 James Madison High School, The Gym

Scene 9 Applebee’s

Scene 10 Emma’s room, PROM NIGHT

Act Two

Scene 11 JMHS Theatre, Press Conference

Scene 12 Emma’s room

Scene 13 Hawkins’ Office

Scene 14 Quickie Mart Parking Lot

Scene 15 James Madison High School, Locker Bay

Scene 16 Barry’s Room, The Lodge

Scene 17 Emma’s room, The Internet

Scene 18 Hawkin’s Office

Scene 19 Alyssa’s Home, The True Prom

 

Music Numbers in order

 

Act One

Changing Lives - Dee Dee, Barry, Ensemble

Changing Lives (Mini-Reprise) - Barry

Changing Lives (Reprise) - Dee Dee, Barry, Angie, Trent

Just Breathe - Emma

It's Not About Me - Dee Dee, Barry, Angie, Trent, Parents, Students

Dance with You - Emma, Alyssa

The Acceptance Song - Trent, Dee Dee, Barry, Angie, Godspell Cast

You Happened - Emma, Alyssa, Kevin, Nick, Students

We Look to You - Hawkins

Tonight Belongs to You - Barry, Emma, Mrs. Greene, Shelby, Kaylee, Students

Tonight Belongs to You (Reprise) - Emma, Students        

           

Act Two

Entr'acte - Orchestra

Zazz - Angie, Emma

The Lady's Improving - Dee Dee

Love Thy Neighbor - Trent, Students, Godspell Cast

Alyssa Greene - Alyssa

Barry Is Going to Prom - Barry

Unruly Heart - Emma, LGBTQ Students

Changing Lives (Reprise) - Barry, Dee Dee, Trent, Angie, Sheldon, Hawkins

It's Time to Dance - Emma, Alyssa, Company

Meet The Cast

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MATT AVANT (PTA) is “thrilled” to have been talked into his debut performance at MLT. He has watched his son (EJ), niece (Riley Gallagher) and wife (Rebecca) in various shows on this stage. He would like to thank Rebecca and Riley for pushing him out of his comfort zone to get on the stage. 

 

REBECCA AVANT (PTA) is excited to return to the MLT stage after her debut performance in Beauty and the Beast in 2022. She has enjoyed watching her son EJ and niece Riley Gallagher in several MLT productions and hopes to be able to perform in more shows herself after graduating from sonography school this fall. Rebecca would like to thank her mom for watching her kids during practices and performances and for generally being the world's best grandmother. Rebecca's favorite prom memory is her 3 year old niece watching her get ready for “the ball” and squealing with delight when her “prince” arrived. 

 

CHARLOTTE BOGLE (PTA) is thrilled to be a part of MLT’s The Prom, especially since her last stage performance predates the invention of electricity.  She is the very proud mother of Evan (ensemble) and wife of Brian (orchestra.)  Thank you to Sylvia and Laura!

 

EVAN BOGLE (Ensemble) Evan is excited to participate in his first MLT show as he makes the step to community theater after being featured in Stratford Academy productions of Grease, Annie, Jr. and Peter Pan Jr. He is set to make his debut alongside his mother and father who are playing a PTA parent and  performing as an orchestra member for this show, respectively. Evan’s favorite prom memory was the amazing dance at his senior prom this year. He hopes that the audience enjoys the show of The Prom.

 

KALEIGH BORCK (Alyssa Greene) Kaleigh is thrilled to be back on the MLT stage again for The Prom! She was most recently seen at the MLT Advanced Camp showcase, as well as in the ensemble of Spring Awakening in May. Kaleigh is currently a music major at MGA but plans to transfer to GCSU next fall. Kaleigh would like to thank her parents and Nana, Kevin, Christal, and Pat Borck, for always supporting her on the stage. One of Kaleigh’s favorite memories of prom would be drinking oreo milkshakes with her now boyfriend Henry after the dance had ended. She’d like to also thank Henry for his encouragement with rehearsals and performances. Kaleigh is excited to share this special show with you all!

 

ABBIE CARR (Emma Nolan) is so excited to perform on the MLT stage! She is a recent graduate from Houston County High School, where she was president of her theater department her senior year. Her favorite show credits include “Cady” in Mean Girls, “Judy” in 9 to 5, and “Natalie” in All shook Up! She would like to thank her parents, Gina and Justin, for all of their support and encouragement for the past 18 years. She would also like to thank Sylvia, Laura, and Jenny, for believing in her and giving her this opportunity to share this beautiful and heartfelt story. Her favorite PROM memory is realizing that the cast’ hard work paid off, and that this story was finally ready to be told. She hopes that this story truly touches you and opens your heart and mind. 

 

LACEY CRUSE (PTA) last theatrical debut was in middle school some 20-plus years ago. Her return to the stage was encouraged by her daughter and fellow cast member Alaina Desmond. The ultimate decision to make her MLT appearance was the feeling that this play's subject matter and central message are long overdue to have the spotlight they deserve. Proud mother of Kaitlyn or “Tye” (21) and Alaina (17). Favorite PROM memory? Getting pictures made before prom at the Sears in the Macon Mall with her best friend, Ashley.   

 

EMILY RAIN TIGERLILY DE LA SIERRA (Shelby) is thrilled to be returning to the Macon Little Theatre stage, last being seen in Chicago, Spring Awakening and Reefer Madness. Emily grew up on the MLT stage and after studying Biology at KSU, would not want to be anywhere but back with her Macon friends and mentors. She looks forward to continuing to hone her skills and resuming her studies soon. Emily’s favorite prom memory is that her first Promposal took place at the theatre! “Thank you Sylvia and Laura for the opportunity to feed my artistic soul, and do an amazingly bright show with my amazing theatre family!”

 

ALAINA DESMOND (Ensemble) is happy to be back on the MLT stage for the first time since Young Frankenstein last summer. She is the daughter of Aric Hussey and Lacey Cruse and would love to thank them for their support. She would also love to thank her best friends Asia and Ace for their never ending support and love throughout this rehearsal process. Favorite prom memory? Blasting ‘Proud Mary’ on the way to the prom venue with Asia and Ace.

 

LAURA DIXON (Mrs.Greene) is happy to be walking onto and performing on the MLT stage for the very first time.  She is a proud theatre mom and has enjoyed watching her daughter, Melody, perform with MLT for the past year in shows such as The Addams Family and Annie.  Laura is also the mom of Cadence, 6, who made her debut as an orphan in Annie.  She would like to thank her husband, Matt, who has been patient and supportive during the rehearsal process this summer.  Her favorite PROM memory?  Better than any actual prom moments from high school has been the time I’ve gotten to spend with my daughter this summer getting ready for this show!

 

MELODY DIXON (Ensemble) is very excited to come back to MLT for her first MainStage show. Melody has been participating in community theater for six years, but just recently made her MLT debut as “Alice Beineke” in The Addams Family. She is the daughter of Laura and Matt Dixon and would like to thank them for their support in her pursuit of her dreams. Melody would also like to thank Lisa Mullis and Mystee Wilcox for everything they have taught her in music and theater. Favorite PROM memory? Probably hearing the whole orchestra play “It's Time to Dance'” for the first time.

 

ELINOR FENIMORE (Stage Manager) is absolutely thrilled to make her Stage Management debut alongside an amazingly talented group of people! She is the daughter of orchestra members Rob and Monica Fenimore. Elinor just came off of her Freshman year at VSU working towards a BFA in Musical Theatre, where she was most recently seen as Aramis in The Three Musketeers. She also made her theme park debut as a holiday performer at Wild Adventures over the Christmas break. Last summer, you may have seen her on the MLT stage as “Inga” in Young Frankenstein, and she is so glad to be back at her favorite place. Her favorite Prom memory would have to be watching “The Acceptance Song” for the first time because truly nothing could have prepared her for that. Elinor wants to thank Ms. Haynie and Ms. Voss for taking a chance on her, and she hopes you enjoy the show!

 

RILEY GALLAGHER (Ensemble) is thrilled to be back on stage with all of her friends for The Prom! She was previously seen on the MLT stage in the ensemble of Spring Awakening and as “Alice 1” in Alice in Wonderland. Riley is entering her senior year at Crawford County High School where she is the color guard captain in the marching band. Riley would like to thank her whole family for their never ending support of this show and always being behind her. Her favorite prom memory was getting ready for the dance, looking at herself in the mirror,and almost not recognizing herself. It was the first time she saw herself in that way, where she truly looked beautiful. 

 

JOE GOGGANS (Sound Tech) is thrilled to be back in the MLT tech booth. With prior experience as a sound technician during the 2023 production of Elf, and more recently as a light board operator for Guys and Dolls JR. Joe brings a wealth of technical expertise from his years at Martha Bowman UMC to the stage. He extends heartfelt gratitude to his wife, Melinda, and their children, Molly Kate and Grant, for their unwavering support in his volunteer work for the shows. Joe fondly recalls nervously taking his then-girlfriend (now wife) on their first real “date” to prom, 21 years ago!

 

CASSIDY HALL (Angie) is so excited to be a part of this show alongside so many friends! Her most recent MLT roles include “Ilse” in Spring Awakening, “Jovie” in Elf, and “Morticia” in Addams Family. She is also thrilled to be taking on the role of choreographer for the ‘24/‘25 MLT Family Season! She would like to thank Haynie and Voss for everything they do for her and for allowing her to be in this beautiful show. Her favorite prom memory? Being able to share this experience with some of her favorite people and the new friends she’s made because of it!

 

ASHLEE HAYNIE (Light Board Operator) took a small break from the stage this summer but couldn’t stand the idea of not being involved at all, so she joined the tech team! Thank you, JP, for trusting her with your incredible lighting design (as usual), and thank you to Sylvia and Laura for trusting her to have any part in a show that she knows means so much to you. As usual, many thanks also go out to her Gilmer/Jordan crew for keeping Lumi so her parents can be at the theatre. And finally, thank you to GGN for being a hub of love, acceptance, and friendship. Her prom memories are nothing so speak of, but she fully expects everyone in town to be talking about this Prom! 

 

SYLVIA HAYNIE (Director)  comes to this show with 46 years of theatre directing behind her.  Two of her favorite past shows include directing/acting in Missouri Waltz with film star Karen Black and directing Wizard of Oz in 2002 with a cast of 204 actors, including her two children JP and F.  Haynie is happy to be working on this production alongside Laura Voss (Music Director) who is a partner, best friend and wife, as well as having JP on board as lighting/set designer, daughter-in-law Ashlee at the light board, grandbaby Lumi (a true theatre baby) and long distance support from F & Grace in NYC.  Haynie & Voss are thrilled to have had Jenny Morris return as choreographer for this show.   Favorite PROM memory?  Seeing this show on Broadway and shouting during curtain call “I can’t wait to direct this show!”

 

CHRIS HENDLEY (Barry Glickman) is thrilled to be a part of this amazing production at Macon Little Theatre. Chris was last seen at MLT playing “Giles” in The Mousetrap. Other notable roles include “Henry Jekyll/Edward Hyde” in Jekyll and Hyde and “Bobby Strong” in Urinetown, both at Theatre Macon. By day, Chris teaches music and voice at Georgia College & State University and maintains a private voice studio here in Macon. He is married to Ragan, and they have a fur baby named Duchess. Favorite PROM memory? Singing “Barry is Going to Prom” for the first time with Laura and Sylvia.

 

TIM HINOJOSA (Sound Design, Trent) is excited to return to the MLT stage, having last been seen as Louie in Lost in Yonkers. Previous acting credits include Urinetown (Cladwell) and A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum (Pseudolus) at Westminster College; The Last Five Years (Jamie) at the Birdhouse Theatre; COMPANY! (Bobby) and Avenue Q (Princeton) under Jim Crisp at Theatre Macon; Something Rotten (Nick Bottom) and A Gentleman’s Guide to Love and Murder (Monty Navarro); Beauty and the Beast (Gaston) and The Hunchback of Notre Dame (Clopin) at Macon Little Theatre; and Breathing Under Dirt at The Douglass Theatre. Tim can’t thank his family and close friends enough for their love and support. He also sends a big thank you to Sylvia, Laura, JP, and Jenny for their leadership and trust. Favorite PROM memory? “Well, that’s just a little too special to share.”

 

KANON LAYNE HINSON (Ensemble) is so happy to be back at MLT. She started acting in 2022 in Frozen Jr., which was also directed by Ms. Haynie and Ms. Voss. Since then, she’s done shows at Stratford Academy, MLT, and was most recently “Marcy Park” in The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee at the University of Limerick, Ireland, where she is majoring in Applied Physics. Kanon is the daughter of Susan Hinson and Kris Cannon, and with two moms, this show could not mean more to her. Favorite PROM memory? Learning to play recorder for the “Acceptance Song.” 

 

KAYLEIGH HOUSE (Ensemble) is so excited to be a part of one of her dream shows! You may have recently seen Kayleigh as the “Waitress” in Elf the musical or as Dance Ensemble in Spring Awakening here at MLT. Kayleigh thanks her friends and family for their support in dance and theatre! Favorite PROM memory? Definitely being pushed as a dancer and getting to build friendships with so many amazing people! Enjoy the show!

 

OLIVER JORDAN (Ensemble) is joining us with his first mainstage performance at MLT. Recently performing in Guys and Dolls Jr., he’s excited to continue his journey with us. He is the son of Amber and Jeff Jordan and considered a brother to many of his closest friends. He would like to thank his family, as well as all his friends, who have helped him find his passion for theatre once again. His favorite prom memory? Definitely blasting old party classics while on the way to the venue.

 

SHEREE KEITH (PTA) is happy to join her husband Elliott on stage for this exciting production of The Prom. She has had a few other forays into stage life, but she mostly works behind the scenes as an MLT board member. 

 

ARABELLA LAW (Ensemble) has loved theatre for years, and is very excited to finally be in their first MLT production! They are the child of Valerie Law and Garrett Law Sr. and the sister of Bonner Law. Their favorite part of the rehearsal process for this show was learning all the music.

 

BONNER LAW (follow spot) is the firstborn son of Garrett and Valerie Law and older brother of Arabella. His earliest participation in an MLT production was in May of this year where he performed an ensemble role in Spring Awakening.

 

JONATHAN LEASE (Follow Spot) is excited to return for another production at MLT. He got his start here working with Laura and Sylvia as a child and is always coming back home to volunteer whenever he can. Jonathan is going into his second year at Mercer University where he is excited to be double majoring in Theatre and Percussion Performance, as well as a minor in Film Studies. When not volunteering at MLT, Jonathan can be found practicing, teaching, or working at the library downtown. Jonathan would like to thank Laura and Sylvia for their mentorship over the years and JP for always answering annoying questions about lighting design. 

 

SAIGE LUMPKIN (Upper-deck) is the daughter of James and Dawn Lumpkin. She is ecstatic to get another chance to do technical work for MLT. You might have seen her recently doing a follow spot for Alice in Wonderland or as Lily St. Regis for Annie Jr. She would love to think Mrs. Haynie and Mrs. Voss for giving her another chance to do a production at MLT. The Prom means a lot to Saige and she hopes everyone enjoys it as much as she does. 

 

CHRISTOPHER MAGEE (Ensemble) is excited to be doing his first show at MLT. He recently graduated from Houston County High School where he performed two shows: Mean Girls and All Shook Up. He is the son of Christopher and Rhonda Magee and has two older siblings. He would love to thank his friends and family as they encourage him and push him to become the best version of himself. His favorite memory about The Prom is getting to do new things and making new friends.

 

JENNIFER MARTIN (Science Teacher) is excited to be back on stage at MLT in 2022! She was last seen as “Courtney” (Salesgirl) in Legally Blonde The Musical, GRITS The Musical, and has been behind the light board for a majority of this season’s shows. She hopes that this is just the beginning to permanently returning to the stage as she transitions from being a Breast Cancer Warrior to a Survivor. The overall theme and message of this show is desperately needed in today’s society. She is the niece of Kathy Bowdoin and daughter of the late Lynn Martin. She would like to thank Sylvia, Laura, and Jenny for having faith and confidence in her to convey the message of this show even after all of her health challenges in the past year. Her favorite PROM memory is her Junior prom. She went with one of her best friends, and she had the best night of her life. 

 

ADDISON MATHEWS (Ensemble) has been in all of the Family Series shows this season at MLT and is excited to be in her first Main Stage show. She is the daughter of Brian and Mandy Mathews and would like to thank her family and friends for all of their support. Her favorite memory from The Prom is learning “The Acceptance Song” dance. She hopes you enjoy the show! 

 

BOB MELOCHE (Principal Hawkins)

Bob is making his second appearance on the MLT stage, the first being 20 years ago in “The Fantastics.” His most recent show was 1940s Radio Hour at Theatre Macon. Bob and his wife Pam reside in Macon with their eight rescue dogs.  Bob wants to thank Pammy for her love and support and everyone involved with MLT for an awesome experience. My prom memory is from rehearsals for this show. Hearing the ensemble belt out  “Build A Prom” the first time was absolutely magical!

 

JENNY CARROLL MORRIS (Choreographer) is excited to be back at MLT and working with Sylvia and Laura again. She was honored to win the Broadway World Best Choreography Award for Legally Blonde with MLT. Love and thanks to her husband Brandon, step-daughters Madison and Morgan and daughter Mackenzie. She is excited for Macon to see these amazing actors kill this choreography and tell this beautiful story of love and acceptance. Favorite PROM memory? When we finished “Time to Dance”  for the first time and knew that we had something special!

 

KENZIE MUENZER (Kaylee) comes back to MLT after being away for four years and is very excited to be back! Daughter of Carrie Gonzalez, she would like to thank the friends in her life who have encouraged her to be herself. The meaning of this show is something very near and dear to her heart, and she is excited to share it with this community. Her favorite PROM memory has been rekindling past friendships and making new friends on set (but specifically, acting silly with Kayleigh during “The Acceptance Song”). 

 

CHAS PRIDGEN (Kevin) is so excited to be back on the Macon Little Theatre stage and to be working on a show with his sister yet again! You may remember him as “Lumiere” in Beauty and the Beast or “Frederick” in Young Frankenstein. Chas would like to thank the cast and crew, as well as Macon Little Theatre as a whole, for creating such a positive and accepting environment. The story of The Prom is still devastatingly relevant and  a perfect way to open people’s minds and hearts. Chas doesn’t have many high school Prom memories, but he will cherish this production’s memories for years to come.

 

LAURA ASHLYNN PRIDGEN (Show Runner/Prompter) is excited to be a part of this amazing production!  While she is more often seen onstage, she is so happy to have been able to contribute her skills backstage in order to help bring this show to life.  She’d like to thank Sylvia for allowing her to take on as much as she was able and the wonderful other crew members who are jumping in to make this happen!  She hopes you enjoy the show.

 

JEN REICHERT (Follow Spot) is excited to be back at MLT. She performed in The Wizard of Oz and All Night Strut ten years ago but has never worked the tech side of a production. She has always enjoyed seeing the passion that Laura and Sylvia bring to each production and watching the cast create magic onstage!! 

 

CINDY SAMS (Dee Dee Allen) is thrilled to be returning to the MLT stage for this production of The Prom. Cindy was last seen at MLT as “Emma Goldman” in Ragtime and “Mrs. Brady” in Inherit the Wind. A retired high school theatre director with two decades experience, she now teaches theatre classes and directs shows at Middle Georgia State University. Her favorite prom memory? Sharing the stage with such a talented cast of performers who inspire her every day. She would like to thank her daughter, Bonnie – a former prom queen runner up – for her encouragement and support of her wacky mom’s theatrical leanings.

 

LEVAUGHN SCOTT (Nick) is grateful for the opportunity to do one last show at MLT before college after most recently being in Guys and Dolls Jr earlier this summer. Son of Bernard Freeman and board chair Sheniqua Freeman, he loves being at and around the theater and would like to thank Sylvia Haynie for pushing him to join the show and to always be the best actor he can be. His favorite PROM memory? Getting to play Mrs. Voss’ drum set.

 

EMMA STEINHAUS (Ensemble) is excited to make her return to the stage after 7 years of supporting behind the curtain. You may have seen her recently as stage manager for Boeing and Boeing or Reefer Madness at MLT. She would like to thank her dad Mark Steinhaus for stepping up and being part of the PTA. She would also like to thank her family and friends for their continued support.

Lastly, she would like to thank Sylvia for encouraging her to return to acting. Her favorite The Prom memory was hearing everyone sing “Unruly Heart” for the first time.

 

MARK STEINHAUS (PTA) was last seen on stage 42 years ago as “1st Cowboy” in his high school’s production of Annie Get Your Gun. He is looking forward to going to The Prom for the first time, since he missed his prom in high school. He would like to thank his wife Debra and daughter Emma for encouraging him to join the cast.

 

J. MICHAEL STEWART (Sheldon) returns to the MLT stage after a few years of supporting from the audience. He cannot express enough thanks to Sylvia, Laura, Jenny, and JP for helping channel his inner “Sheldon” and to be a part of the most amazing cast!  Michael wants to thank his partner Tony Long Jr for his patience and support, to his mom for always being there, to Boone, Barkley, Braxton

and Bettina for allowing their dad to take care of himself, and to my family, blood and chosen, for loving him despite or because of his “unruly heart.”  Prom memories are long gone by, but the weeks rehearsing this Prom have been some of the most meaningful times that will forever hold a place in his heart and soul! 

 

CAITLIN THOMPSON (Olivia Keating, Ensemble) is excited to be making her MLT debut. She has enjoyed returning to theater after not doing it since childhood and would like to thank her friends and family who have supported her throughout this journey. Favorite prom memory? Getting to meet my friends in person since I went to online school.

 

CAROL TYNER (PTA member) is happy to be making her MLT debut. While she’s never performed on this stage before, she’s been a long-time supporter of the theatre watching her kids perform. She is the mother of Melody, Judson, and Tucker and is married to Dan Tyner. She would like to thank Sylvia Haynie and Laura Voss for this fun opportunity to be on stage with Melody and Tucker for the first time ever. 

 

MELODY TYNER (Ensemble) has been doing theatre at MLT since she was a kid. She was last seen in the Advanced Showcase this June and “Aquata” in Little Mermaid in 2023. Melody is the daughter of Dan and Carol Tyner and older sister to Judson and Tucker. She is excited to be back on the MLT stage this summer after spending the past year at the University of South Carolina as a music major. She would like to thank Sylvia Haynie and Laura Voss for the opportunity to be in this fun musical. She would also like to thank her family for their continued support in her music and theatre performances. Melody’s best memory from The Prom is being able to spend the summer with her friends at and away from the theatre and being able to sing with some of her favorite people. 

 

TUCKER TYNER (Ensemble) is excited to be doing his first mainstage show at MLT. He was recently seen in Guys and Dolls Jr. as Angie the Ox at MLT and King Triton in Little Mermaid at ACE, where he attends school. He is the son of Dan and Carol Tyner and younger brother to Melody and Judson. He would like to thank Sylvia Haynie and Laura Voss for believing in him and letting him be a part of The Prom. His favorite memory about The Prom is being able to do a mainstage show with his sister and making new friends. Tucker is excited about doing more MLT shows in the future.

 

TYLER VER STEEG (Sound Tech) is thrilled to support this wonderful production. Fresh off the heels of his first theatre appearance as the “Adult Male” in Spring Awakening, Tyler is excited to pursue more productions in the future.  He would also like to thank Sylvia Haynie and Laura Voss, along with everyone who has worked hard to make The Prom such a great experience.

 

LAURA VOSS (Music Director) has had the pleasure of serving as a Music Director at Macon Little Theatre for twenty years.  She’s happy to be working on this production alongside her family, including her wife, Sylvia Haynie, son, J.P. Haynie, daughter-in-law, Ashlee Haynie, granddaughter Lumi (who comes to workdays, too!) and her good friend, Jenny Morris.  She’s thrilled to have the Haynie, Morris, Voss trio back together for another fun-filled high energy summer show.  Her favorite prom memory was seeing The Prom on Broadway with the original cast and then meeting them backstage afterwards. She and Sylvia have been looking forward to bringing this show to MLT and to Macon since that evening in NYC.  She is extremely grateful for this talented and hard-working cast. Together, we will “Build A Prom for Everyone!”


ELLIOTT WALL (Coach , Hotel clerk) Elliott is happy to return to the stage at Macon Little Theater where he has felt at home for the past several years.  Elliott was last seen at MLT as “Mr Poppy” in Reefer Madness. If he’s not on stage, you might catch him behind the soundboard of one of the local community theaters. Elliott would like to thank Sylvia, Laura, his wife Sheree, daughter Lorelai, and this great cast for one more opportunity to stand on the stage.

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