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17 Again

2018 Festival

Number of Acts: 2
Number of Principals (Male): 6
Number of Principals (Female): 5
Number of Chorus (Male): 6
Number of Chorus (Female): 5
Orchestra Breakdown:

Piano, keyboard, guitar, bass, drums

Synopsis

Life doesn’t always work out the way we want, or expect it to. What would happen if you could turn back the clock to a younger version of yourself and start over? 17 Again—a new musical based on the hit 2009 film starring Zac Efron and Matthew Perry—tells the story of a married 35-year-old man who fears his best days have passed him by…until he mysteriously wakes up as a seventeen-year-old high school basketball star with the chance to rewrite the future he believes he was meant to have.

Development History

17 Again held two readings in New York City in February and November 2015 at the New 42nd St Studios, directed by Adam Shankman. The piece was presented in concert at Feinstein’s/54 Below “New Musicals” Series in March 2016. A lab was held in November 2016 at the New 42nd St Studios, directed by Adam Shankman.