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Del Mar Drama’s Production of Musical Comedy Prom Queens Unchained Opens Friday, Nov. 8

Article by: Rosa Linda Reynoso

A blast to the past—spring 1959, that is, as—Del Mar Drama presents Prom Queens Unchained, a full-length musical comedy by Stephen Witkin, Larry Goodsight and Keith Herrmann. The Soviet Union has satellites in orbit, rock n’ roll is on the radio and Hawaii is on the verge of becoming the 50th state. It’s also prom season at Robert Underwood High School, and the competition for Prom Queen is underway and reaching a fever pitch!

The production runs three weekends, Nov. 8-9, Nov. 14-16 and Nov. 22-23 beginning at 7:30 p.m. each evening in the Sue Sellors Finley Theatre located in the Fine Arts Center on Del Mar College’s East Campus on Ayers Street.

The Nov. 8 opening night is DMC Faculty and Staff Appreciation Night, and the Nov. 14 performance is Student Appreciation Night with free admission for all area students with a valid ID. Both appreciation nights include a post-show reception. A cash bar is available only during opening night, Nov. 8.

Tickets are $12 general admission; $8 for seniors, military and DMC faculty/staff and $3 for DMC students with a valid ID. Box office opens one hour prior to each performance. Advance tickets are available online at https://bit.ly/35LCYnAFor more information about the production, contact Del Mar Drama at 698-1216 or drama@delmar.edu.

Prom Queens Unchained is rated PG-13 due to some mature content and language. 

Originating at the historic Village Gate Theatre in New York City in 1991, Prom Queens Unchained is part Mean Girls, part Grease and a touch of the B-movie Teenagers from Outer Space. Cheerleaders, juvenile delinquents, science nerds, jocks and the exotic “exchange student” dance to the tunes of one-hit wonders while the kindly school janitor watches their schemes unfold to win the coveted title of “Prom Queen.” Actors and audience members interact in a 1950s high school. The lunatic plot, reminiscent of a bad drive-in movie, involves competition for prom queen, an alien invader, a science student who turns his right arm into a hamburger, murders and other mayhem, all at an accelerating pace that overtakes all with hilarity.

For more information about the College’s Drama program, visit www.delmar.edu/drama.


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Del Mar College empowers students to achieve their dreams. We offer quality programs, individual attention, outstanding instruction through faculty with real-world experience and affordable costs to credit and noncredit students in Corpus Christi and the South Texas Coastal Bend area. Nationally recognized while locally focused, we’re ranked in the top two percent of community colleges in the country granting associate degrees to Hispanic students (Community College Week). Del Mar College focuses on offering our students programs that match current or emerging career opportunities. Whether students are interested in the fine arts, sciences, business, occupational or technical areas, students get the education they need for the future they want at Del Mar College.