Through August 9
Kirk Douglas Theatre
Nebraska, the 1990s. Two teenage boys — one a social outcast, the other the quintessential jock — explore a relationship during a summer of self-discovery between high school graduation and the rest of their lives. Set to irresistible songs from Matthew Sweet’s landmark pop album of the same name, this rock musical gives voice to those of us who grew up in small towns, those of us who didn’t quite fit in and learned we were somehow different, and anybody who remembers the terror and thrill of first love.
“Your favorite album and your first kiss arrived at the same time, that one summer, and you still know every word and every second of that kiss. Right? That’s Girlfriend.” — Todd Almond