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Nov. 9 - 30, 2014

The Duke on 42nd

The Underclassman is an original musical by Peter Mills and Cara Reichel which presents a fictionalized account of the college years of F. Scott Fitzgerald at Princeton and his first romance with debutante Ginevra King.  The show takes as inspiration both Fitzgerald’s own biography and his first novel, This Side of Paradise. 

“A blissful departure from the usual musical theater tropes . . . Smart and surprising.”

- San Diego Union Tribune

“Funny and true . . . expect to laugh a lot, weep a bit, and be totally swept up in an almost through-sung tale that’s told through expert language.” – San Diego Theatre Scene

“The songs blend various strains of pop and theater tradition with clever and sometimes sassy lyrics . . . a must-see for anyone who loves theater, loves music, and loves love.” – Pittsburgh City Paper


music and lyrics by Peter Mills

book by Mills and Cara Reichel

Director - Cara Reichel

choreography by Christine O'Grady

music direction and orchestrations by Daniel Feyer


Matt Dengler, Jessica Grové, Billy Hepfinger, Piper Goodeve, Marrick Smith,  Jordan Bondurant, Elizabeth Burton, Jason Edward Cook, Ian Fairlee, Matt Gibson, Holland Grossman, Christopher Herr, Adam Machart,  Jeremy Morse, C.J. Pawlikowski, Davey Rosenberg, Michael Romeo Ruocco, Liz Shivener, and Whitney Winfield.

Scenic Designer - Ann Bartek
Costume Designer - Sidney Shannon
Lighting Designer - Brian Tovar
Sound Designer - Kevin Heard

Production Stage Manager -  Taylor Alyssa Marun


Video Highlights from The Underclassman

Cast & Creative
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