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Girlfriend - Full Length Musical, Dramatic Comedy

Girlfriend

Todd Almond, Matthew Sweet

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Full Length Musical, Dramatic Comedy

2m

ISBN: PMS0000000162

"Girlfriend allows us to richly inhabit the perilous journey Mike and Will are undertaking...those who can enter the rhythm of the musical may find themselves returning to some epic emotions from their youth." - Los Angeles Times

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Description

Full Length Musical

Dramatic Comedy

90 minutes

Time Period - 1990s

Settings Of Play - Alliance, Nebraska. The summer after high school graduation, 1993. 

FEATURES / CONTAINS

Exterior Set

CAUTIONS

Strong Language

TARGET AUDIENCE

Adult, Teen (Age 14 - 18)

PERFORMANCE GROUP

College Theatre / Student, Professional Theatre, Blackbox / Second Stage /Fringe Groups

Set in Nebraska in the 90s, Will, a bit of a social outcast, and Mike, the popular football player, figure out that there is more to life than what high school has taught them. Days after graduation they explore their relationship and begin to ask themselves where their lives begin. Based on the album by Matthew Sweet, Girlfriend is a pop/rock musical for everyone who's lived in a small town and feels for their first love.

REVIEWS 

"Girlfriend allows us to richly inhabit the perilous journey Mike and Will are undertaking...those who can enter the rhythm of the musical may find themselves returning to some epic emotions from their youth." - Los Angeles Times, Read More 

"It is, in every regard, a musical play about the wonder and the insecurity of adolescent love...Girlfriend is touching and uplifting." - Cincinnati.com, Read More 


Check out these photos from the Center Theatre Group's production of Girlfriend in July 2015.


Girlfriend premiered at Berkeley Repertory Theatre Berkeley, CA in April 2010 under the direction of Les Waters.

Characters

CASTING

2m

CASTING ATTRIBUTES

All Male

CHORUS SIZE

No Chorus

MIKE
WILL
Rental Materials

SIZE OF ORCHESTRA

Small/Combo

MUSICAL STYLE

Pop/Rock

VOCAL DEMANDS

Moderate

Videos
  • Introducing Girlfriend at Berkeley Rep

  • Girlfriend at the Know Theatre

  • Quotes about Girlfriend at Berkeley Rep

Author(s)
Todd Almond

Todd Almond

Todd Almond is a composer, lyricist, and playwright. For The Public Theater/Shakespeare in the Park, he wrote the music and lyrics for the Public Works production of The Tempest at the Delacorte Theater (a production in which he also starred as Ariel). His musicals include Girlfriend (Berkeley Rep., and Actors Theatre of Louisville, with songwriter Matthew Sweet, dir: Les Waters); Melancholy Play ... view full profile

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