What Do Critics Think of Romy and Michele’s High School Reunion The Musical?

The Verdict   What Do Critics Think of Romy and Michele’s High School Reunion The Musical?
 
Cortney Wolfson and Stephanie Renee Wall star in the musical adaptation of the 1997 cult comedy that opened June 15 in Seattle.

The world premiere of Romy and Michele’s High School Reunion The Musical, which stars Cortney Wolfson (Kinky Boots) and Stephanie Renee Wall (Frozen Live) as the titular best friends determined to make a good impression at their ten-year high school reunion, officially opened June 15 at the 5th Avenue Theatre in Seattle.

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.

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Seattle Times (Dusty Somers)

Variety (Dennis Harvey)

The show is directed by Kristin Hanggi (Rock of Ages) with choreography by Peggy Hickey.

The cast also includes 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, Michael Starr, Eric Ankrim, Trina Mills, Taylor Niemeyer, James Tabeek, Leigh Wakeford, and Louis Williams, Jr.

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.

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