The world premiere of Amy Heckerling’s Clueless, The Musical, based on her 1995 film of the same name, officially opened December 11 at The Alice Griffin Jewel Box Theatre at The Pershing Square Signature Center.
Directed by Kristin Hanggi with choreography by Kelly Devine, the New Group production began previews November 20 and is currently scheduled through January 12, 2019.
Dove Cameron takes on the central role of Cher and is joined by Ephie Aardema, Sara Andreas, Gilbert L. Bailey II, Dave Thomas Brown, Will Connolly, Tiffany Engen, Katie Goffman, Danielle Marie Gonzalez, Tessa Grady, Talya Groves, Chris Hoch, L’ogan J’ones, Jeff Kuhr, Darius Jordan Lee, Justin Mortelliti, Megan Sikora, Brett Thiele, and Zurin Villanueva.
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Like the Alicia Silverstone-led film, the musical concerns Cher, a girl so optimistic she can’t see that her bungling attempts at playing Cupid disguise her own fashion-plated isolation.
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The production features scenic design by Beowulf Boritt, costumes by Amy Clark, lighting design by Jason Lyons, sound design by Gareth Owen, projection design by Darrel Maloney, music supervision, arrangements, and orchestrations by Ethan Popp, and music direction by Matthew Smedal. Casting is by Tara Rubin Casting. The production stage manager is Mary MacLeod.