Photo Flash: Almond & Sweet's GIRLFRIEND Celebrates Opening Night at the Douglas

Rock musical "Girlfriend" opened at the Center Theatre Group/Kirk Douglas Theatre last Sunday, July 19 at 6:30 p.m. Featuring a book by Todd Almond and music and lyrics by Matthew Sweet, the rock musical about first love will continue through August 9. BroadwayWorld has photos from the opening night festivities below!

Reprising their roles from the 2013 Actors Theatre of Louisville production of "Girlfriend" are Ryder Bach (Randy Newman's "Harps and Angels" at the Mark Taper Forum) and Curt Hansen ("Parade" at the Taper and "Next to Normal" at the Ahmanson). The director is Les Waters, who directed the Actors Theatre production, as well as the world premiere production at Berkeley Repertory Theatre.

The scenic and costume designs for "Girlfriend" are by David Zinn, lighting design is by Ben Stanton and sound design is by Jake Rodriguez. The music direction is by Julie Wolf and choreography is by Joe Goode. Wolf also conducts the band, which is comprised of Vivi Rama on bass, Janet Robin on lead guitar, Jyn Yates on drums and Wolf on keyboard and guitar. The production stage manager is Paul Mills Holmes.

Set in Nebraska in the 1990s, two teenage boys - one a social outcast, the other the quintessential jock -- explore a relationship during a summer of self-discovery between high school graduation and the rest of their lives.

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Photo Flash: Almond & Sweet's GIRLFRIEND Celebrates Opening Night at the Douglas
Cast member Ryder Bach, actress/musician Courtney Love and cast member Curt Hansen

Photo Flash: Almond & Sweet's GIRLFRIEND Celebrates Opening Night at the Douglas
Todd Almond, who wrote the book for GIRLFRIEND, and actress/musician Courtney Love

Photo Flash: Almond & Sweet's GIRLFRIEND Celebrates Opening Night at the Douglas
Todd Almond, who wrote the book for GIRLFRIEND, and actress/musician Courtney Love

Photo Flash: Almond & Sweet's GIRLFRIEND Celebrates Opening Night at the Douglas
Actress/musician Courtney Love

Photo Flash: Almond & Sweet's GIRLFRIEND Celebrates Opening Night at the Douglas
Actress/musician Courtney Love

Photo Flash: Almond & Sweet's GIRLFRIEND Celebrates Opening Night at the Douglas
Actress/musician Courtney Love

Photo Flash: Almond & Sweet's GIRLFRIEND Celebrates Opening Night at the Douglas
Actress/musician Courtney Love

Photo Flash: Almond & Sweet's GIRLFRIEND Celebrates Opening Night at the Douglas
Nancy Waters, Director Les Waters, actress/musician Courtney Love and Todd Almond, who wrote the book for GIRLFRIEND

Photo Flash: Almond & Sweet's GIRLFRIEND Celebrates Opening Night at the Douglas
Nancy Waters, Director Les Waters, actress/musician Courtney Love and Todd Almond, who wrote the book for GIRLFRIEND

Photo Flash: Almond & Sweet's GIRLFRIEND Celebrates Opening Night at the Douglas
Cast members Curt Hansen and Ryder Bach

Photo Flash: Almond & Sweet's GIRLFRIEND Celebrates Opening Night at the Douglas
Cast member Curt Hansen, Todd Almond, who wrote the book for GIRLFRIEND, and cast member Ryder Bach

Photo Flash: Almond & Sweet's GIRLFRIEND Celebrates Opening Night at the Douglas
Cast member Curt Hansen, Todd Almond, who wrote the book for GIRLFRIEND, and cast member Ryder Bach

Photo Flash: Almond & Sweet's GIRLFRIEND Celebrates Opening Night at the Douglas
Cast member Ryder Bach, Director Les Waters and cast member Curt Hansen

Photo Flash: Almond & Sweet's GIRLFRIEND Celebrates Opening Night at the Douglas
Kelley Kirkpatrick, CTG Associate Artistic Director, and cast members Curt Hansen and Ryder Bach

Photo Flash: Almond & Sweet's GIRLFRIEND Celebrates Opening Night at the Douglas
Kelley Kirkpatrick, CTG Associate Artistic Director, cast member Curt Hansen, Todd Almond, who wrote the book for GIRLFRIEND, and cast member Ryder Bach

Photo Flash: Almond & Sweet's GIRLFRIEND Celebrates Opening Night at the Douglas
Director Les Waters, cast member Curt Hansen, Todd Almond, who wrote the book for GIRLFRIEND, actress/musician Courtney Love and cast member Ryder Bach

Photo Flash: Almond & Sweet's GIRLFRIEND Celebrates Opening Night at the Douglas
Director Les Waters, cast member Curt Hansen, Todd Almond, who wrote the book for GIRLFRIEND, actress/musician Courtney Love and cast member Ryder Bach

Photo Flash: Almond & Sweet's GIRLFRIEND Celebrates Opening Night at the Douglas
Band members Janet Robin, Vivi Rama, Jyn Yates and Julie Wolf

Photo Flash: Almond & Sweet's GIRLFRIEND Celebrates Opening Night at the Douglas
Band members Janet Robin, Vivi Rama, Jyn Yates and Julie Wolf

Photo Flash: Almond & Sweet's GIRLFRIEND Celebrates Opening Night at the Douglas
Missy Malkin, Mark Subias and actress/musician Courtney Love

Photo Flash: Almond & Sweet's GIRLFRIEND Celebrates Opening Night at the Douglas
Todd Almond, who wrote the book for GIRLFRIEND, and actor Jason Butler Harner

Photo Flash: Almond & Sweet's GIRLFRIEND Celebrates Opening Night at the Douglas
Actor Jason Butler Harner

Photo Flash: Almond & Sweet's GIRLFRIEND Celebrates Opening Night at the Douglas
Actress Suzanne Cryer

Photo Flash: Almond & Sweet's GIRLFRIEND Celebrates Opening Night at the Douglas
Actress Suzanne Cryer

Photo Flash: Almond & Sweet's GIRLFRIEND Celebrates Opening Night at the Douglas
Actors Jason Butler Harner and Suzanne Cryer

Photo Flash: Almond & Sweet's GIRLFRIEND Celebrates Opening Night at the Douglas
Actor Nick Jones and Todd Almond, who wrote the book for GIRLFRIEND

Photo Flash: Almond & Sweet's GIRLFRIEND Celebrates Opening Night at the Douglas
Actors Lauren Weisman and Matt Sax

Photo Flash: Almond & Sweet's GIRLFRIEND Celebrates Opening Night at the Douglas
Douglas C. Baker, CTG Producing Director and Todd Almond, who wrote the book for GIRLFRIEND

Photo Flash: Almond & Sweet's GIRLFRIEND Celebrates Opening Night at the Douglas
Actors Matt Sax, Lauren Weisman and Kelley Kirkpatrick, CTG Associate Artistic Director

Photo Flash: Almond & Sweet's GIRLFRIEND Celebrates Opening Night at the Douglas
Musician John Ondrasik and Carla Ondrasik

Photo Flash: Almond & Sweet's GIRLFRIEND Celebrates Opening Night at the Douglas
Theatre exterior during the arrivals for the opening of GIRLFRIEND at Center Theatre Group's Kirk Douglas Theatre on July 19, 2015 in Culver City, California.




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