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'The O.C.' Returns As a Promising Musical in Los Angeles

Entertainment | Gabe Zaldivar | June 30, 2015

'The O.C.' Returns As a Promising Musical in Los Angeles

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The show that illustrated the proper way to skirt drama and embrace Chrismukkah is coming to the stage as a musical for one night and one night only.

Variety’s Marianne Zumberge (h/t Vulture) reports “The O.C.” is being adapted into a musical and will hit the stage on August 30 in Los Angeles.

And that concludes what are extremely scant details, which we assume isn’t all that big of a deal.

If you have read this far you are undoubtedly a huge fan of the series that roughly came undone after its second season.

That’s when the usual drama of life in Orange County hit its nadir with Marissa Cooper (Mischa Barton) shooting a bad guy who dared tussle with love interest Ryan Atwood (Ben McKenzie)

Warning: the following video features an overdramatic season finale and gun violence:

Zumberge does report that some of the roles have been filled for what we are sure will be a raucous night: “A product of the same team behind ‘Cruel Intentions: The Musical,’ ‘The O.C.’ musical will be adapted and directed by Jordan Ross, with Lindsey Rosin producing. The one-night-only event will go down in Los Angeles on August 30.”

Snark aside, we fully endorse bringing the show’s characters, whether reprised by any of the past cast or not, back to life.

This was already a show with heavy musical leanings. And we do have to apologize for linking to the theme song, of which you will be humming to for the rest of the day:

And, of course, there is the small matter of trying to once again fit “hallelujah” into the production:

If we read between the lines, we imagine producers will be catering heavily to fans who stuck through four seasons of the show—all 12 of you.

So don’t play any games and give us what we want, a musical heavy on the drama and complete with the songs we have come to expect from the franchise.

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