Montreal Gazette -- If you’re up for a show that champions human rights, celebrates diversity and shines a glitterball in the face of intolerance, Prom Queen: The Musical would seem to be the perfect date. It’s based on the famous case of Marc Hall, the blue-haired gay teen in small-town Ontario who took his Catholic school board to court in 2002 after it decreed that he shall not go to the ball, at least not with his boyfriend.
It’s an undeniably inspiring true story. But with so much goodwill gushing its way, does it achieve liftoff as that most elusive of things, a viable musical?
The answer is a resounding, giddy and — OK, I’ll admit it — teary-eyed “yes.”
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