Creator of gay musical The Prom thinks the VP should see his show

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INDIANAPOLIS, IN - MARCH 31: Indiana Gov. Mike Pence speaks during a press conference March 31, 2015 at the Indiana State Library in Indianapolis, Indiana. Pence spoke about the state's controversial Religious Freedom Restoration Act which has been condemned by business leaders and Democrats. (Photo by Aaron P. Bernstein/Getty Images)

Creator of gay musical The Prom invited Mile Pence to see the show, because it tells the story of a conservative town in Indiana, where a school cancels the prom because a lesbian student wanted to take her female beloved there. Pence is from Indiana and he used to be the governor of this state before becoming the VP. Pence stood behind numerous anti-gay laws in Indiana and he is still known to be very homophobic so the show with music by Matthew Sklar, lyrics by Chad Beguelin, and a book by Beguelin and Bob Martin, has some message particularly to the VP. Beguelin continued his comments, saying their show ‘isn’t about ostracizing people’. ‘Our show is not about telling people, “You are wrong.” Again, it’s about listening and empathy and accepting, and so my invite [to Pence] would just be like, “Listen to our show. It’s about love.”‘ Lead actor Caitlin Kinnunen, who plays Emma, said the same thing: ‘I honestly want everyone to see this, and I want everyone on both sides of the spectrum, or all sides of the spectrum to see it.’

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