Prom Queen: The Marc Hall Story

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Prom Queen: The Marc Hall Story
Directed byJohn L'Ecuyer
Produced byHeather Gordon Haldane
Written byMichael MacLennan
StarringAaron Ashmore
Music byGary Koftinoff
CinematographyGlenn Warner
Edited byMike Lee
Distributed byLifetime Television
Release date
  • 1 June 2004 (2004-06-01) (Canada)
  • 28 April 2005 (2005-04-28) (U.S.)
Running time
92 min.

Prom Queen: The Marc Hall Story is a Canadian television film, which aired on CTV in 2004. The film is about Marc Hall, a gay Canadian teenager whose legal fight (Marc Hall v. Durham Catholic School Board) to bring a same-sex date to his Catholic high school prom made headlines in 2002.


In Inniston, Marc Hall (Aaron Ashmore) is popular and his sexuality relatively well-accepted by his classmates and later his parents. But when he decides to take his boyfriend to the prom as his date, he finds he has stepped over the line straight into the fight of his young life and sends ripples though Canada's media. From just an ordinary teenager, he becomes an icon for LGBT rights across the nation when he discovers he is battling discrimination to date whoever he wants within the spotlight of the nation's media cast center on his struggle,



The offices of Toronto-based Tapestry Pictures were vandalised one week before the film's television premiere, and the producers feared the vandalism was linked to its controversial film it was about to release. It was show on terrestrial TV on CTV on 1 June 2004.[1]

Theatrical Adaptation[edit]

As of June 2018, a musical adaptation of Prom Queen with songs by Colleen Dauncey and lyrics by Akiva-Romer Segal was in development, with a production scheduled for September 2018 in London, Ontario.[2] Selections were featured in the 2017 NAMT festival in New York.[3]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ MacDonald, Gayle (27 May 2004). "Prom Queen offices trashed". Retrieved 8 February 2019.
  2. ^ Desk, BWW News. "Grand Theatre Celebrates PROM QUEEN: THE MUSICAL". Retrieved 2018-06-24.
  3. ^ "Prom Queen | NAMT". NAMT. Retrieved 2018-06-24.

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