Romy and Michele’s High School Reunion
Jun 8 – Jul 2, 2017
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Cortney Wolfson and Stephanie Renee Wall Star in the World Premiere of Romy and Michele's High School Reunion!
Check out these shots from our photoshoot with Wolfson and Wall, and find out more about them below.
Romy and Michele’s High School Reunion Cast (click for bios):
Wolfson is thrilled to be making her 5th Ave debut with Romy and Michele’s High School Reunion! Broadway credits include Kinky Boots (Nicola), The Addams Family and Les Misérables (First Revival). First National Tours: The Addams Family (Wednesday) and Legally Blonde (Serena, Brooke Wyndham). Other stage favorites: Up Here by Robert Lopez and Kristen Anderson-Lopez (dir. Alex Timbers), Kinky Boots (NYC Readings), Pool Boy (Barrington Stage) and The MUNY. Film/TV: Are You Joking? and The Battery’s Down. Proud Indiana native and graduate of The University of Michigan, BFA. Thanks to Mom, Abrams and God. C+C. Twitter/Instagram: @cortneywolfson.
STEPHANIE RENEE WALL
STEPHANIE RENEE WALL
5th Ave debut. Elsa in Frozen: Live at the Hyperion at Disney’s California Adventure. Recent credits include: Michele in Romy and Michele’s High School Reunion (NY and LA workshops), Elle in Legally Blonde (3D Theatricals and Performance Riverside), Mary Poppins in Mary Poppins (Performance Riverside), Fiona in Shrek (Performance Riverside), Louise in Gypsy (West Coast Ensemble, directed by Richard Israel), The Marvelous Wonderettes (Cindy Lou and Missy u/s – original LA company), Clara in The Light in the Piazza (West Coast Regional Premiere). Wall performed in Top Rock with LiveItUp! Productions and as Alice with the Mad T Party Band in Disney’s California Adventure. Insta: @stephiewall.
MICHAEL THOMAS GRANT
MICHAEL THOMAS GRANT
Grant is so excited to make his 5th Avenue debut! Originally from Memphis, Tennessee, Grant now lives and works in Los Angeles. You may have seen him on Roadies (Showtime), The Fosters (ABC/Freeform) or at any number of theater and cabaret events around Los Angeles!
JORDAN KAI BURNETT
JORDAN KAI BURNETT
5th Ave debut! Green Day's American Idiot at La Mirada Theater (Whatsername). Side Show (Violet Hilton, American Theater of Actors), Seussical (Cat in the Hat, Dir: Marcia Milgrom-Dodge) and Granola! The Musical. The Max Factor Factor (Eva), Hello! My Baby! opposite George Wendt (Frances, Rubicon Theater Co.), Falling for Make Believe (Colony Theater), Lippa’s The Wild Party (Kate), A Chorus Line (Cassie), Romeo & Juliet: Love is a Battlefield (Benvolia) opposite Corbin Bleu. Co-creator of "Penelope, PCSA" and "Daisy & Jordan's Sunday Brunch of Shame, with Tony Award winner Daisy Eagan Thanks to Anthony at DDO, Kristin, & the cast/creative team. For momma & poppi. Insta/Twitter: JKaiB.
Schuerman is elated to be back at The 5th after being seen most recently in The Pajama Game, and last season in The Sound of Music. She is also happy to return to this show, as well as this role, after being part of the Production Lab last fall. She is a recent graduate of Seattle Pacific University. This one’s for Bella, Eddie, Ian and Tuck—here’s to new adventures.
Soltau is so excited to be a part of Romy and Michele! 5th Ave debut. Broadway: Wicked, Addams Family. Regional: Into the Woods (Public Theatre), Far From Heaven (Playwrights Horizons), Diner (Signature Thetare), Grease (Paper Mill Playhouse), White Noise (Royal George Theatre). Film/TV: Love and Other Drugs, White Collar and Law & Order: SVU. Education: Carnegie Mellon University. Love to Matthew, Mom and Andrew.
KATE E. COOK
5th Avenue debut! UCLA Grad. Regional: Frozen – Live at the Hyperion; A Chorus Line; West Side Story; Wonderful Town; Salome; Footloose; Carrie; Empire; Kiss Me, Kate; Legally Blonde; Grease; Spamalot and Big Fish. Thanks to a wonderfully supportive family! @mjstarr77.
5th Ave debut. Broadway: Mary Poppins, Taboo, Beauty and the Beast, Wicked, Sweet Charity ( Workshop). Other NYC: Babes in Arms, Die Fledermaus, Christmas Spectacular. LA: Wonderful Town, Serrano, Sunday Dinner. Vegas: Idaho!. Europe: WSS. Film: Naked, The Best Date Ever, Retrograde, Northbound, Hail Caesar. Web series: The Residuals. @jamestabeek.
LOUIS WILLIAMS, JR.
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Romy and Michele’s High School Reunion
Recommended for audiences ages 13 and up.
Romy and Michele’s High School Reunion is a new musical based on the 1997 film. Please note that because this is a new script, there will be some changes made throughout the show’s run.
Romy and Michele, who graduated from high school in 1987, planned to attend their reunion until they realized that in ten years they have accomplished very little – how can they impress the popular girls? And how will Romy finally attract the man of her dreams – Billy, the captain of the high school football team?
A couple of “damns” are heard and one exclamation of “Jesus!” “Screw” is heard a couple of times, but never in a sexual sense (“Screw these people!”). One character is called a “dickhead” and another a “credit whore” (for stealing someone else’s idea). Heather, who is thoroughly disillusioned with relationships, sings “Love is . . . ,” which uses the word “bullshit” twelve times. A few vulgar expressions are also used (examples: “Piss off!,” “You are a jerk-off!,” “He is such a douchebag,” “You’re shittin’ me,” “asshole”). The head cheerleader, Christie, is described as “a bitch.”
Romy and Michele enter a night club and watch dancing couples making flirtatious and suggestive moves. When Romy and Michele dance together (since no one else asked), Romy observes, “Sometimes I wish I was a lesbian.” When Michele jokingly asks if they should try it, she says the idea “creeps me out,” but “if we’re not married by the time we’re thirty, ask me again.” Later the two of them will discuss who lost her virginity first.
In a flashback at Sagebrush High School, the popular girls/cheerleaders dance while singing their inner thoughts: “You can look but you can’t touch / We’re too good for you / Don’t you wish that you were us? / Such a shame you’re you!” The boys voice their own longings: “How I wish I could see them naked!”
In a dream sequence, Michele sees Romy sitting on a (shirtless) Billy’s lap; they are making out.
In an interview at a department store, Michele uses the “jerk off” hand motion to describe how she can convince customers they look good in anything.
Two characters who have fallen in love disappear together into the dressing room of a boutique. We do not see them emerge.
Heather, Romy and Michele’s high school classmate, is seen smoking both in flashbacks set in “Sagebrush High School” and at the reunion ten years later.
Attendees at the reunion are seen drinking beer; a few are seen smoking marijuana. One character is revealed to be “sloppy drunk.”