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The Awesome '80s Prom , 42West, NYC Show Poster

514 W. 42nd St
New York, NY 10036

1 hr, 45 mins
0 Intermissions
Important Dates
May 17, 2014
Nov 08, 2014
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A blast-from-the-past party set at Wanaget High's Senior Prom in 1989! This American Idol-style contest of favorite characters from the 1980s features retro hits like "Girls Just Wanna Have Fun" ...



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What is the Story of The Awesome ‘80s Prom?
Set in the gymnasium of Wanaget High School, The Awesome ‘80s Prom is an interactive experience that puts audience members right in the middle of the 1989 senior prom. Just like a scene in a John Hughes movie, the Captain of the football team, the Asian exchange student, the head cheerleader, the geek and more hilarious characters are fighting for the title of Prom King and Queen—and the winner is chosen by the audience!

Critics’ Reviews

The real appeal of this nostalgic night out is that it will allow some members of the Atari generation to experience something once thought impossible -- enjoying the high school prom.

Review by Jason Zinoman from The New York Times

Frequently Asked Questions

What is The Awesome ‘80s Prom Like?
Midtown hotspot The Wall is transformed into a high school auditorium, with the only difference being a fully stocked cash bar. Grab a drink and mingle with the cast members, who work the crowd, encouraging audience members to participate in the show. If you’re lucky, the Rebel might offer you a (fake, of course) joint, the Asian exchange student could ask you to dance, or the Class President might bring you on stage to participate in a karaoke competition.

Is The Awesome ‘80s Prom Good For Kids?
While older teens will have fun singing along to the hits of the ‘80s, kids under the age of 18 must be accompanied by an adult. If your child loves The Breakfast Club, she’ll get a kick out of the Prom.