‘The O.C.’ Musical in the Works, California Here We Come
Like the passing trends of movie-TV adaptations and revivals, more and more cult movie and TV favorites have come to hit the stage. Following such head-turning musical adaptations as Cruel Intentions and the upcoming Clueless, now FOX’s sun-soaked O.C. has gotten in on the game, albeit with a meta twist.
According to Variety, the same folk behind Cruel Intentions: The Musical will head to Orange County, as Jordan Ross will adapt and direct The O.C. stage musical, with Lindsey Rosin producing. For now at least, the one-night -only event will take place in Los Angeles on August 30.
Thus far of the musical’s cast, only the roles of Luke Ward (Marissa Cooper’s boyfriend), Kirsten Cohen (Seth’s mother) and series creator Josh Schwartz have been cast. Schwartz, creator and also one of the minds behind Chuck, will not be a singing character, we’re told.
For those unfamiliar with the now-faded sunsets of The O.C., The series ran from 2003 to 2007, following the stunning dramatic pyrotechnics of teens from Orange County, California, and starring the likes of Gotham lead Ben McKenzie, Adam Brody, Rachel Bilson, Mischa Barton and Peter Gallagher.
Who next will receive the stage musical adaptation, on the TV or film side? Are we one step closer to the Hang Time opera we’ve all been dreaming of? Will The O.C. allow us a show-stopping Imogen Heap number?