You loved the album. Now see the show.
With its catchy hooks, searing guitars, and perfect lyrics, Matthew Sweet's Girlfriend is considered one of the great, break-through albums of the early '90s. As a teenager, writer Todd Almond fell in love with the album, and now, with Matthew Sweet's blessing, he's turned the album into a rock musical.
Having its world premiere at Berkeley Repertory Theatre, Girlfriend is wowing the critics. The San Francisco Chronicle calls the show "beguiling" and says, "The music, two attractive actors, and music director, keyboard player, and vocalist Julie Wolf's electrifying four-woman band make it an exhilarating joy."
Set in in 1993, the story follows two small-town Nebraska boys just out of high school who discover they share a love of rock and roll, mix tapes, and...each other.
The San Francisco Examiner raves that Girlfriend represents "an extraordinary feat in modern theater" and points out that the "crucial music is provided by the kick-butt, all-female band" led by Julie Wolf, a multi-instrumentalist and composer who has collaborated with Indigo Girls, Ani DiFranco, Bruce Cockburn, Maceo Parker, Amy Ray, and Sia among many others.
Now Berkeley Rep invites you to save 20% on tickets to Girlfriend! And if you're younger than 30, your tickets are always 50% off.