After a performance of The Prom on Broadway, Armelle Kay Harper and Jody Kay Smith got onstage and got married.
Harper is a script coordinator for the musical as well as one of the show’s writers.
They decided to pick the production not solely because Harper worked on it (Smith is an actor although she is not in the musical) but rather due to the musical — a show about two Broadway actors who try to help a lesbian high school student in Indiana take her girlfriend to the prom — a tale about being inclusive.
Harper shared with the Times:
“There are so many shows where lesbians are secondary characters or the butt of the joke,” Ms. Harper revealed in an interview. “We all love ‘Fun Home,’ but it’s a drama. So ‘The Prom’ is really unique in that it’s a celebration, and it’s funny without being at the expense of lesbians. It’s just so much joy.”
Harper and Smith were engaged just 19 days after meeting and are planning a family wedding in September but wanted a small ceremony first.