7 Moments from The O.C. musical that you need to see
Lovers of the teen angst drama The O.C. were thrilled when it was announced that the show was being turned into a musical. But, being that said musical was a one-night-only production — and the production was in Los Angeles — very few fans were lucky enough to attend. But don't get all sad-face emoji on us. We've rounded up some of the best photos from the evening so no one feels left out.
The production, called The Unauthorized O.C. Musical, took place on Sunday evening, and former O.C. star Rachel Bilson attended the show, along with costars Melinda Clarke and Kelly Rowan, as well as executive producers/creators Josh Schwartz and Stephanie Savage. Sadly, Mischa Barton, Adam Brody, and Ben McKenzie weren't in the audience.
According to a (lucky!) source, the show featured quotes from some of the show's most famous episodes. Also, unsurprisingly, the production opened with the cast singing the O.C. theme song "California" by Phantom Planet. The cast also broke out into songs made popular by the TV show throughout performance.
But, anyway — photos. That's what you really want to see, right? Here you go! Do do do do do/Do do do do do/Do do do do do do doooo/Caaaliforniaaaa/Here we cooooome...
1. The marquee
The Montalbán Theatre marquee bragging about how the show was sold out. Suuure, Montalbán, rub it in our face!
2. Autumn Reeser and Melinda Clarke
Autumn Reeser, who played Taylor Townsend in the O.C. TV series, starred in the musical, and Melinda Clarke, who played Julie Cooper in the TV show, came out to support.
3. Hey, it's Rachel Bilson
Bilson, looking better than ever, came out to support, along with creator Josh Schwartz. Reunion time!
4. "Champagne Supernova"
Here's where the gang sang "Champagne Supernova." Do you feel like you're being transported back to the early 2000s? I do.
5. The cast
Love the minimalism on the stage. Let the music speak for itself, baby!
6. The scene
For those who want to relive the famous Marissa-shoots-Trey scene, here you go. You're welcome.
Perhaps the most important moment of the show — when the cast belts out "California." Love it!
Now go on and re-watch the whole series. You know you wanna.