The Awesome 80s Prom
|The Awesome 80s Prom|
|Written by||Ken Davenport and the Class of '89|
|Date premiered||September 10, 2004|
|Place premiered||Webster Hall
New York, NY
The Awesome 80s Prom is an interactive off-Broadway show at Webster Hall described as a "blast-from-the-past party in the style of Tony n' Tina's Wedding and The Donkey Show set at Wanaget High's Senior Prom... in 1989!"
Prom characters are inspired by 80s movie favorites from the Captain of the Football Team to the Asian Exchange Student, from the Geek to the sexy Head Cheerleader. Everyone is competing for Prom King and Queen and the audience decides who wins.
The original 2004 workshop cast featured Sheila Berzan, Alex Back, Adam Bloom, Anne Bobby, Courtney Balan, Mary Faber, Emily McNamara, Troy Metcalf, Jenna Pace, Amanda Ryan Paige, Mark Shunock, Josh Walden, Noah Weisberg, Brandon Williams, Simon Wong and Fletcher Young, many of whom went on to star in the production when it opened on September 10, 2004.
In May 2010, the cast was expanded to feature Dustin Diamond who played Samuel "Screech" Powers in the popular television program Saved by the Bell. Originally scheduled to end in July 2010, his role was extended through August 28, 2010.
CURRENT CAST: (as of January, 2013)
BLAKE WILLIAMS- Chris Cafero
MICHAEL JAY- Alex Fast
LOUIS FENSTERSPOCK- Zach Scrianka
FEUNG SCHWEY- Anderson Lim
NICK FENDER- Brandon Marotta
WHITLEY WHITAKER- Jessica West Regan
KERRIE KOWALSKI- Emily Tarpey
MELISSA MARTIN- Lauren Schafler
INGA SWANSON- Paige Grimard
DICKIE HARRINGTON- Brad Giovanine
PRINCIPAL SNELGROVE- Howard Pinhasik
MRS. LASCALZO- Andrea Biggs
HEATHER #1- Kate Wood Riley
HEATHER #2- Joanne Nosuchinsky
BEEF- Andy Arena
"DJ" JOHNNY HUGUES- Tom McVey
Press and media
"The Awesome 80s Prom isn't just a show - it's an experience."- BestOfOffBroadway.com
2006 Improvisational Theater Award for Best Interactive Show