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Awesome 80s Prom Continues Hit Run in Chicago

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The Chicago production of The Awesome 80s Prom continues to pack in the Members Only jackets every Saturday night at The Ballroom at RadioStar (901 W. Weed Street), where it has played for the past six months. Doors open every Saturday night at 7:30PM, and The Prom starts promptly at 8:00PM.

The original New York production of the show will celebrate its two-year anniversary on August 9th, 2006 at the famed nightclub, Webster Hall.

"The Awesome 80s Prom is a brand new interactive experience in the style of Tony n' Tina's Wedding and The Donkey Show set at the Wanaget High's Senior Prom… in 1989! All your favorite characters from your favorite '80s movies are at The Prom, from the Captain of the Football Team to the Asian Exchange Student, from the Geek to the hottie Head Cheerleader, and they're all competing for Prom King and Queen. And just like on 'American Idol,' the audience decides who wins, all while moonwalkin' to great retro hits like 'Girls Just Wanna Have Fun' and 'Wake Me Up Before You Go Go!,'" state press notes.

The show was conceived and directed by Ken Davenport and written by Davenport and "The Class of 1989", a group of performers including Sheila Berezan, Alex Back, Adam Bloom, Anne Bobby, Courtney Balan, Nicole Cicchella, Mary Faber, Stephen Guarino, Jeff Hiller, Emily McNamara, Troy Metcalf, Jenna Pace, Amanda Ryan Paige, Brian Peterson, Jessica West Regan, Kathy Searle, Mark Shunock, Josh Walden, Noah Weisberg, Brandon Williams, Simon Wong and Fletcher Young. 

In addition to The Awesome 80s Prom, Ken Davenport is currently producing Altar Boyz (2005 Outer Critics Award – Best Off Broadway Musical) with Robyn Goodman (Avenue Q), now at New World Stages.  Davenport was profiled online and in the premiere issue of Experience magazine as a Broadway "up-and-comer" and won the 2003 Acclaim Screenwriting Award for his television pilot, "I.C.A."  He served as the Assoc. General Manager for the Broadway revival of Gypsy, and is a member of the BMI Librettist workshop.

Tickets are from $39, and include admission to RadioStar after The Prom. Special pre-Prom dinner packages are available at Sangria restaurant for under $20 per person. For tickets and information about the show, call 1-877-RAD-PROM, or visit the official website: www.awesome80sprom.com.


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