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15 The O.C. GIFs that accurately express how excited we are for the musical

The O.C. is back — and on stage, singing.

I think every O.C. fan has secretly wished for the hit show to return to TV since it left Fox in 2007. Yeah, it’s been eight years, but a girl can dream, can’t she?

Well, after years of clicking the remote and hoping to see those sweet, tender faces of our favorite spoiled, hormone-enraged and drama-loving high-schoolers — it’s finally back. But, this time, the theatrics are hitting the stage.

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The O.C. Summer Roberts TV Remote

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On June 24, creators Jordan Ross and Lindsey Rosin — the same geniuses who brought us Cruel Intentions: The Musical — announced the official news that The O.C. Musical will open on Aug. 30. And they slowly keep announcing the cast on the official Twitter account.

So far, they’ve got Drew Seeley (from Jersey Boys) as Luke Ward, Christine Lakin (from Step by Step) as Kirsten Cohen, Jarett Wieselman (senior editor of entertainment at BuzzFeed News) as Josh Schwartz… and Autumn Reeser!

Remember Autumn played Taylor Townsend in the original TV show? Well, goodbye Ms. Goody Two-shoes, and hello Julie Cooper! Yes, that’s right — Autumn will be playing the sly and steely Julie Cooper.

We couldn’t be more excited to hear the recreations of our favorite emo-California songs that helped us fall in love with Newport Beach. Here’s how we took the news when we first heard:

1. Oh, stop joking around, silly

The O.C. Marissa and Ryan at diner

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2. Whaaa… what?!

The O.C. Summer Roberts what

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3. Wait, could this be real?

The O.C. Ryan Atwood

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4. Do you know what this could mean?!

The O.C. Julie Cooper stunned

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5. OMG, I don’t think I can handle this right now

The O.C. Marissa hugs Julie

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6. You’d better not be joking with me

The O.C. Marissa cries to Ryan

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7. So… this… this is a real thing…

The O.C. Ryan Atwood uhm

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8. Ahhh, I see

The O.C. Summer and Anna Stern

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9. I don’t believe it!

The O.C. Seth Cohen spidey suit

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10. Yes! Yes! Yes!

The O.C. Seth Cohen yes

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11. I’m really excited and trying my best to stay cool

The O.C. Seth Cohen smiling

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12. But, wow! I never thought this day would come!

The O.C. Marissa Cooper share bear

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13. Let’s celebrate!

The O.C. Marissa celebrates

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14. It’s time to party!

The O.C. Marissa and Summer cheers

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15. Just can’t keep all of this happiness contained! Dance it out!

The O.C. Julie Cooper dancing

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But, here’s the catch: The musical is scheduled to air for only one night. One night! According to E! News, it will show on Aug. 30, at Sterling’s Upstairs at the Federal Bar in North Hollywood.

The O.C. Marissa Cooper screaming

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We agree, Marissa.

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