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Autumn Reeser joins The O.C. Musical as Julie Cooper

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Taylor Townsend’s mother would be proud. (Just kidding, her mom is never pleased.)

The O.C. Musical—a Los Angeles-based, one-night-only production from the minds behind the Cruel Intentions The Musical—has done the impossible: It has turned Taylor Townsend into a yogalates-loving newpsie. Well, sort of.

Autumn Reeser, known to The O.C. fans as Taylor, has joined the cast of the show as Julie Cooper, better known as Marissa’s mother and one half of the gruesome twosome. US Weekly first reported the news. 

The musical, which will take place at The Federal Bar on Aug. 30, will rework the beloved Fox show’s pilot to incorporate the many songs now associated with the show, The Bait Shop, and of course, all of the anxiety that comes along with being a Cohen.

So far, the cast includes The Flash‘s Rick Consett as Sandy Cohen, Jersey Boys‘ Drew Seeley as Luke Ward, Step by Step‘s Christine Lakin as Kirsten Cohen, and BuzzFeed editor Jarett Wieselman as show creator Josh Schwartz.

And now, Reeser joins the mix as the first star who was actually involved in the original show. So the question remains: Can she pull off a pink velvet jumpsuit?

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