The Louder We Get

Book by Kent Staines
Music by Colleen Dauncey
Lyrics by Akiva Romer-Segal

It’s graduation time and Marc Hall wants nothing more than to take his boyfriend to the prom. The only problem is the Principal and the School Board Trustees won’t allow it under any circumstances. Suddenly, Marc finds himself fighting not only for his right to choose his prom date, but also for the right to be different and have his voice heard. The media swarms and turns him into an unlikely activist for gay teens everywhere. The Supreme Court gets involved, and all eyes are on him…But will Marc have the courage to face the battle ahead? This feel-good story of a young boy who overcomes prejudice and preconceptions will leave no one indifferent.

"IRRESISTIBLE...A show that champions human rights, celebrates diversity and shines a glitterball in the face of intolerance."

Montreal Gazette

"Entertaining, hopeful, and accessible for any audience."
"A shining example of a homegrown show that is both vastly entertaining and immensely heartfelt."


Production Details

13 Male

10 Female

2 hours 25 min (including intermission)

Book by Kent Staines, Music by Colleen Dauncey Lyrics by Akiva Romer-Segal

June 15, 2011

PAST EVENT: The Louder We Get – Theatre Calgary (AB) January 28 – February 22, 2020

February 7, 2011

PAST EVENT: Prom Queen: The Musical – The Grand Theatre, Spriet Stage (London, ON) September 18–29, 2018

December 10, 2010

PAST EVENT: Prom Queen: The Musical – NAMT – 29th Annual Festival of New Musicals (NY) October 19 – 20, 2017

July 6, 2010

PAST EVENT: Prom Queen: The Musical – World Premiere – Segal Centre (QC), October 27-November 20, 2016

Production History

Prom Queen: The Musical was developed at the Canadian Music Theatre Project, Michael Rubinoff, Producer in 2014 at Sheridan College in Oakville, Ontario, Canada.

Originally produced (as Prom Queen) by The Segal Centre for Performing Arts (Lisa Rubin, Artistic and Executive Director; Jon Rondeau, General Manager) in Montreal. Opened on October 27, 2016, directed by Marcia Kash.

Prom Queen: The Musical was presented at the National Alliance for Musical Theatre’s Festival of New Musicals (NAMT) in New York in 2017.

Prom Queen: The Musical was developed in part at the Johnny Mercer Writers Colony at Goodspeed Musicals in 2018.

Prom Queen: The Musical was presented at The Other Palace in London, England on July 2, 2018, directed by Paul Taylor-Mills.

Prom Queen: The Musical was supported in part by: Ontario Arts Council, Canada Council for the Arts, and Citadel Theatre’s Play Development Program. Selections were first showcased at The Canadian Music Theatre Project at Sheridan College, Oakville, with the support of the Toronto Arts Council. Subsequent development took place at Theatre Aquarius, Mirvish Productions and the Segal Centre, with the support of UNIFOR Humanitarian Fund.

The Louder We Get was directed by Broadway legend Lonny Price, and produced by Theatre Calgary in association with Mary Young Leckie Jan 22 – Feb 28, 2020.

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