‘The O.C.’ is getting its own one-night-only musical

California, here we come, indeed.


Rae Votta


Published Jun 25, 2015   Updated May 28, 2021, 11:53 am CDT

Eight years after Fox’s soapy teen drama The O.C. went off the air, the show is right back where it started from, in a manner of speaking, with a one-night-only musical version of the groundbreaking show taking place, where else, in California.

The team behind the unauthorized production spent the day on Twitter, currently their only digital home, announcing performers and sharing O.C.-themed memes. The show, for the uninitiated, centered around a group of teens in Orange County, California, and what happened after a boy from the wrong side of the tracks ends up as part of the upper-crust of teen elite. It also broke ground in how the Fox show incorporated music into the series, breaking several indie bands into the mainstream and increasing sales in an era pre-Glee or Empire.

The event is only slated to run Aug. 30 for now, but the group’s last successful project, a Cruel Intentions musical, has had an extended run. In fact, stars from the film like Sarah Michelle Gellar and Reese Witherspoon even showed up opening night.

Is it already too much to home for a Seth and Summer reunion while they watch their musical counterparts sing about their love? 

Photo via The OC/Fox | Remix by Fernando Alfonso III

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*First Published: Jun 25, 2015, 5:02 pm CDT