by Matthew Sweet, Todd Almond
Full Length Musical, Dramatic Comedy / 2m
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"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
All you need to know about the intensity of teenage crushes is captured...in Girlfriend, the tenderly truehearted rock musical that seems primed for cult-hit status. - The Washington Post
"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
"The songwriter and book writer demonstrate both an ear for the rousing energy of circa-1990 pop music, and a sensitivity about the manner in which a pair of young men might find their way to each other in an unwelcoming environment." - The Washington Post, Read More
- Strong Language
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- Time Period: 1990s
- Duration: 90 minutes
- Setting: Alliance, Nebraska. The summer after high school graduation, 1993.
- Musical Style: Pop/Rock
- Vocal Demands: Moderate
- Orchestra Size: Small/Combo
- Chorus Size: No Chorus
- All Male
Girlfriend premiered at Berkeley Repertory Theatre Berkeley, CA in April 2010 under the direction of Les Waters.