Welcome back to this week’s GGA’s Soundtrack Saturday! Every Saturday we generate playlists for you inspired by our favorite characters from books, movies, podcasts or TV.

This weeks playlist is inspired by one of the leading ladies from Broadway’s musical comedy, The Prom, Alyssa Greene! Alyssa (portrayed by Isabelle McCalla) is the closeted girlfriend of the show’s main character, Emma (Caitlin Kinnunen). Alyssa is a perfect example of an “it girl.” Model student, cheerleader, debate club member, her Mother even sends her to Bible camp every summer to keep her “pure and clean.” It’s made clear very quickly that endless rules apply when you’re Alyssa Greene.

Throughout the show Alyssa is hesitant to come out. Keeping their relationship a secret eventually becomes too much for Emma, who thinks it’s best that they break up. But by the end of the show’s second act, Alyssa finally stands up for herself despite her mother being reluctant to accept Alyssa as she is. Regardless, Emma and Alyssa finally get their well deserved happy ending during the finale. 

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Even with the exciting news that Emma and Alyssa’s story will be adapted into a novel and a Netflix movie, fans were saddened (including myself) to hear that The Prom’s Broadway run would come to an end August 11th. Broadway may have lost a great show but The Prom’s big-hearted message of acceptance and inclusion will stick with those who were lucky enough to experience it.

So let’s get to it! Welcome to this week’s Alyssa inspired playlist, a little number I’ve decided to call Alyssa’s Dress Shopping Jams. A mixtape of pop and fast paced indie rock to hype you up when you need to shop for that perfect prom dress. Or, you know, do something boring like study. Enjoy!

Sara Loves Her Juicy Fruit by Albert Natural

Be My Baby by The Ronettes

I Like Me Better by Lauv

In My Feelings by Drake

Prom Dress by mxmtoon

Told Ya So by Adult Mom

Better Days by KAYU Feat. Mila Jam

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Finesse by Bruno Mars feat. Cardi B

Seventeen by No Rome

Girls Like Girls by Hayley Kiyoko

What’s It Gonna Be by Shura

Feelings by Hayley Kiyoko

Girls/Girls/Boys by Panic! At The Disco

Crush by Tessa Violet

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Girl Like You by Daniel J

What was your favorite song on this list? Was there one we should’ve included? Let us know! Stream The Prom’s cast album where ever you get your music. Including YouTube and Spotify!




Fallon Marie Gannon