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ASB announces 2024 prom theme: ‘La La Land’

Prom is May 18 at the Anaheim Regional Transportation Intermodal Center
ASB (@losalofficial on Instagram)
“La La Land,” released in 2016, is set in L.A. in the 40s and 50s and stars Emma Stone and Ryan Gosling.

LOS ALAMITOS, CA — Strap on your dancing shoes, Griffins, because Los Alamitos High School is going to the city of stars for prom! ASB revealed this morning that the theme for prom 2024 is “La La Land,” and the dance will take place at the Anaheim Regional Transportation Intermodal Center (ARTIC) on Saturday, May 18. Prom is open to Los Al juniors and seniors; freshmen and sophomores may attend if invited by an older student, and Griffins must fill out a form to bring a student from another school. Tickets will be on sale at the Activities Office starting at $100 with an ASB card and $110 without next week, increasing in price as prom approaches.

Students seem excited about the theme of “La La Land,” a musical rom-com released in 2016. Starring Emma Stone and Ryan Gosling, the movie takes place in Los Angeles around the 1940s and 50s and follows the dreams of a struggling jazz pianist and aspiring actress as they fall in love. With colorful costumes and a fun musical theater soundtrack, it looks like “La La Land” will be a hit theme for a lively prom night.

“I like it. I think it’s classy,” said senior Katelyn Ngo. “I immediately thought of the classic yellow dress.”

In the film, Stone’s character, the actress Mia, wears a bright yellow dress during her musical number “A Lovely Night” with Gosling’s character Sebastian. Mia’s outfits in “La La Land” include many vividly-colored dresses that students can draw from for inspiration for their prom dresses. Sebastian also wears dapper suits throughout the movie, one of which features a yellow tie like Mia’s dress.

“I’m just going to wear a normal suit and tie, but if I was someone who wanted to try to match the theme, I’d probably go bright colors: yellow [and] pink to fit the theme of a lot of rom-com movies,” said senior and ASB member Aaron Litt.

Starting next Monday, tickets will increase in price $10 each week up until prom.

Litt said that ASB decided on the “La La Land” theme after multiple rounds of voting.

“It’s a democratic process, always,” he said. “ASB comes up with all the ideas, and then we vote on the last three. ‘La La Land’ is going to be the best possible theme because it got the majority of our votes.”

The prom venue, ARTIC, is a massive train station with a glass dome that looks beautiful when lit up at night. ARTIC is a popular place for family and engagement photoshoots because of the unique lighting. Hopefully students can find someone in the crowd to spend a magical prom night with dancing under the stars.

Before purchasing tickets, students need to bring their signed permission slips with them to the Activities Office. Linked in ASB’s Instagram (@losalofficial) bio and on the school website are the Los Al Student Form and the Dance Guest Form for non-Los Al students.

There will be a prom tickets flash sale this Friday, April 19, during lunch. During the limited window, tickets will be on sale for $90. On Friday, the Activities Office will only accept exact cash or checks, and students will not be able to purchase a ticket for a guest outside of Los Al.

Griffins, grab your friends and a dance partner to enjoy a jazzy night at Los Al’s 2024 “La La Land” prom!

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Bella Kim is a junior at Los Alamitos High School. This is her second year with the Griffin Gazette. Bella has won two Best of SNO awards, for her articles "A Los Al senior’s podcast: ‘The Sy-STEM’" and "Los Al sophomore to compete in Olympic Trials for sailing." Over the summer, she was part of the first cohort of JCal, the Asian American Journalists Association and CalMatters' journalism program for California high school students. Last August, Bella finished her five-month internship with Spotlight Schools. Currently, she is The Youth Center's marketing intern, a contributor to L.A. Times High School Insider, and the first member of the South Bay Youth Journalism program. This summer, she will represent California at the Al Neuharth Free Spirit and Journalism Conference in Washington D.C. Bella has a passion for ballet and has been dancing for over ten years. She dances at Los Alamitos Ballet School and performed in their "Sugarplum's Realm" production last December. When she’s not in the studio, Bella enjoys spending time with family and friends, reading, writing poetry, and going to the beach. She also likes musicals, roller coasters, and collecting bookstore tote bags. On campus, Bella is co-president of the Literature Appreciation Club. As editor-in-chief, she is excited to lead the Gazette in its second year of publication and co-anchor the first year of Griffin Gazette Live broadcast news. You can contact Bella at [email protected].
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    Katie ArnoultApr 18, 2024 at 8:29 am

    I love this theme! But there’s gonna be soooo many people wearing yellow dresses! Lol