The world-premiere musical Romy and Michele’s High School Reunion begins performances June 8 at Seattle’s 5th Avenue Theatre. It will officially open June 15 for a run through July 2.
Romy and Michele screenwriter Robin Schiff authored the book for the musical, which features music and lyrics by Orange Is the New Black songwriters Gwendolyn Sanford and Brandon Jay.
Cortney Wolfson (Broadway’s Kinky Boots) and Stephanie Renee Wall (Disney’s Frozen Live) co-star as the two best friends from high school.
They are joined by Jordan Kai Burnett as Heather Mooney, Michael Thomas Grant as Sandy Frink, Seattle local Hannah Schuerman as Toby Walters, and Tess Soltau as Christie Masters, as well as Kate E. Cook, Autumn Guzzardi, Danielle Kelsey and Michael Starr, Eric Ankrim, Trina Mills, Taylor Niemeyer, James Tabeek, Leigh Wakeford, and Louis Williams, Jr.
The show is directed by Kristin Hanggi (Rock of Ages) with choreography by Peggy Hickey. Tim Symons is music director. Keith Harrison serves as orchestrator, arranger, and music supervisor.
The creative team includes Donyale Werle (scenic design), Amy Clark (costume design), Jason Lyons (lighting design), Christopher Walker (sound design), and Mary Pyanowski Jones (hair and makeup design). This production was cast by Justin Huff, C.S.A., Telsey + Company, with additional casting by Cindi Rush. Additional staff includes MK Lawson (associate director), John Todd (assistant choreographer), Cat Girardi (assistant lighting designer), Siri Nelson (costume design assistant), Erin B. Zatloka (production stage manager) and Rachel Bury, and Shellie Stone (assistant stage managers).
For more information, visit 5thAvenue.org.