Reese Witherspoon approval -- of "Cruel Intentions: The Musical" comes word that another beloved piece of pop culture is getting the parody stage show treatment.
The O.C." will take the stage for a one-night-only musical extravaganza, also produced by the "Cruel Intentions" parody team, and will apparently offer a meta take on the early 2000s, Southern California-set show. According to the trade, "O.C." creator Josh Schwartz will be a character in the production, though he won't be singing.
The role of Schwartz has already been cast, as have the parts of Cohen family matriarch Kirsten and Marissa's high school flame Luke (who uttered the show's instantly-iconic catchphrase, "Welcome to The O.C., bitch!"). No word yet on who has taken those roles, and who the production is eyeing for the rest of the bunch. (Could Adam Brody just appear as Seth Cohen? Please?)
It seems like everything is getting the musical treatment these days, but it kind of makes sense for "The O.C.," which prided itself so highly on its eclectic, indie-tinged soundtrack. Though it remains to be seen if Death Cab For Cutie or Phantom Planet will make the final cut for the show (or prove to be affordable to license), we're expecting nothing less than killer tunes from the production.
The "O.C." parody is slated to take the stage in Los Angeles on August 30. California, here we come...
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