Announcing The Cast And Creative Team Of Diversionary's San Diego Premiere Of The Musical GIRLFRIEND
It's 1993 and mixtapes are the language of love. Set in the American heartland during the summer between high school and whatever comes next, college-bound jock Mike and self-assured but aimless Will find themselves drawn to each other. Their rush of first love full of excitement, confusion, and passion, forges an unlikely bond neither were expecting. Told to the power-pop precision of Matthew Sweet's seminal rock album, Girlfriend is a vibrant new musical about the terror and thrill of discovering yourself, and the life you want to lead.
"A rock 'n' roll valentine that delivers subtle wisdom with an exhilarating kick." - Rolling Stone Magazine
About producing this San Diego Premiere at Diversionary, Executive Artistic Director, Matt M. Morrow says, "It gives me so much joy to bring this sweet musical brimming with hope and effervescence to our San Diego community. Girlfriend excavates a time and emotional space that is both precarious and exhilarating. The young love at the center of the story is a bright, beautiful entry point into our 34th season!"
Director, Stephen Brotebeck, says about working on the San Diego Musical Premiere, "I am eager to share the story of Girlfriend to San Diego audiences for the first time! This coming of age, tender love story set in the age before social media explores the exciting feelings associated with many firsts. A first kiss, a first love, and the soundtrack that is shared between two souls coming out and coming together."