An unofficial O.C. musical is officially happening, and the one-night-only engagement is just two months away. The O.C. Musical‘s Twitter account recently tweeted the news that a debut date had been set: August 30, 2015. On top of that, fans were assured that they can expect to hear some of the indie rock that was heavily featured on the show, including at least one adapted Death Cab for Cutie number.
According to E! Online, The O.C. Musical will be directed by Jordan Ross and produced by Lindsey Rosin, who were also behind the Cruel Intentions musical, a show even attended by the movie’s original stars. Casting is underway but still not complete. Along with the series’ stars, Seth Cohen, Ryan Atwood, Marissa Cooper, and Summer Roberts, we expect to see the Cohen parents, Sandy and Kirsten, and more family and friends.
When The O.C. aired from 2003-2007, music was a major focus of the hit teen drama. Despite being underage, the characters frequented The Bait Shop, a fictional night club where real-life indie rock bands frequently performed. Guest appearances included The Killers, Modest Mouse, and Death Cab for Cutie. The O.C. Musical will apparently capitalize on this, having Seth Cohen sing some Death Cab.
I have an answer to ONE big question we’ve been getting — YES. Seth Cohen will sing a Death Cab for Cutie song!
— The O.C. Musical (@OCMusical) June 27, 2015
When the show debuts (and closes) on August 30, it will happen at Sterling’s Upstairs at the Federal Bar in North Hollywood. Not quite the O.C., but Los Angeles County will have to do. Check out the announcement below.