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Welcome to “Illini Insider,” your regular dose of University of Illinois news from beat writer Luke Taylor. Fresh out of college himself, he’s always looking for story tips, photo ideas and social media mentions. Email him at [email protected] and he’ll give chase.
The Illini Student Musicals student organization has spent the semester thus far putting together their fall show.
This year, it’s “The Prom.”
“The Prom” (which was also made into a film by Netflix) follows what happens when a school in a small town in Indiana cancels prom in order to prevent a lesbian student from attending with a female partner.
Some Hollywood has-beens swoop in to help, but they’re more motivated by revitalizing their careers than supporting the kids.
The subject matter is serious, but “The Prom” is mostly lighthearted, with fun songs and a message of acceptance.
The ISM production opened on Thursday, but there’s still a chance to see it Saturday Nov. 4 at 7:30 p.m.
Even as the students wrap up their work for this semester, they’re already starting work on the spring musical, “Cabaret.”