Running Time: 80 mins (no intermission)

It’s 1993 and mix-tapes are the language of love. In small-town Nebraska during the summer between high school and whatever comes next, college-bound jock Mike and funny but awkward Will find themselves unexpectedly drawn to each other. The lines of friendship become blurred as they figure out what comes next.  An upbeat rock musical that tackles the universal experience of first love and self-acceptance — set to Matthew Sweet’s seminal pop rock album.

“Your heart bursts for this Girlfriend” (The Hartford Courant)

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Cast & Creatives

Music & Lyrics by

Matthew Sweet

Book by

Todd Almond


Rob Ruggiero


David Merino


CJ Pawlikowski

Set Design

Brian Prather

Costume Design

Blair Gulledge

Lighting Design

Rob Denton

Sound Design

Joshua D. Reid


John McGarvey