Prom Queen: The Musical


The Segal Centre for Performing Arts is proud to present the World Premiere of a new Canadian musical inspired by the incredible, true story of Marc Hall, the Ontario teenager who took his Catholic School Board to court when they refused to let him attend prom with his boyfriend. A refreshingly fun and heartfelt story about a community coming together and being true to yourself.

A scintillating new musical about a story that made headlines across the globe!

“The real-life story came complete with a charismatic hero, a national controversy and an uplifting message. With so much grand emotion and joy packed into one event – and with such an empowering universal message, Marc’s story just had to be turned into a musical,” stated Book Writer Kent Staines.

Prom Queen: The Musical - Marc Hall

Today, Marc Hall is proud of the lasting
impact of his court challenge
Photo: Amy McCarthy

In 2002, Marc Hall took the Durham Catholic District School Board to court when they refused to let him attend the prom with his then-boyfriend Jean-Paul Dumond. What ensued was an international media frenzy that brought to light a fundamental human rights issue. Hall’s court battle inspired people around the globe and set a great example for others facing similar struggles. Prom Queen: The Musical brings this important piece of civil rights history to life. Above all, Prom Queen is the story of a community coming together to support one of their own and realizing the importance of being true to yourself. It is a true celebration of individuality and diversity.

“What a joy it is to see Marc Hall’s incredible story realized as a live stage musical! Marc is a pretty modest guy who I’m sure never in his wildest imaginings thought he’d one day be celebrated as the singing, dancing hero of a musical, fighting for what is right,” explained Producer Mary Young Leckie.

Audiences will be treated to memorable musical numbers from the young and ultra-talented songwriting team Colleen Dauncey and Akiva Romer-Segal whose signature contemporary musical theatre sound pervades Prom Queen: The Musical.

“We had a blast writing the score for Prom Queen, delving into a variety of musical genres and weaving them into our own contemporary pop sound; The song “Inside Out” is a fun and flashy 90s-inspired dance number, “Mother Mary” is a modern hymn that sheds light on a mother’s inner struggle, and “The Louder We Get” is a powerful rock anthem that closes out Act 1,” said Colleen Dauncey and Akiva Romer-Segal when describing the songwriting process.

Learn more about the musical and its talented cast:
The Segal Centre announces the cast for Prom Queen: The Musical

Thursday, October 27 – 8:00 p.m.
Saturday, October 29 – 8:00 p.m.
Sunday, October 30 – 1:30 p.m.
Monday, October 31 – 8:00 p.m.
Tuesday, November 1 – 8:00 p.m.
Wednesday, November 2 – 8:00 p.m.

Opening Night (By Invite Only)
Thursday, November 3 – 8:00 p.m.

Regular Run:
Mondays – 7:00 p.m.
Tuesdays – Saturdays (closed Fridays) – 8:00 p.m.
Sundays – 7:00 p.m.

Wednesdays, November 9 & 16 – 1:00 p.m.
Sundays, November 6, 13 & 20 – 2:00 p.m.

SUNDAY @ THE SEGAL – Sunday, October 30 – 11:00 a.m.
An enriching pre-show lecture series moderated by Mick Côté of the Montreal Gazette featuring Richard ‘Bugs’ Burnett, Marc Hall, Mary Young Leckie and Kent Staines as they discuss queer representation in the media and explore media as a forum for raising LGBTQ issue awareness.

MONDAY NIGHT TALKBACKS – Mondays, November 7 & 14
A chance to interact with the creators and actors of the play after the curtain goes down.

For tickets and information:    514-739-7944

Segal Centre
5170 chemin de la Côte-Ste-Catherine, Montreal, H3W 1M7