‘Mean Girls the Musical’ is the fetch stage adaptation of the widely-loved, 2004 movie ‘Mean Girls’ starring Lindsay Lohan, Rachel McAdams and Amanda Seyfried among some other big names. Tina Fey, the writer of the film, announced in 2013 that she would be working with some other brilliant minds to adapt the film for the stage, and fans of the film were thrilled! Previews for the musical began in 2017 in the National Theatre in Washington DC, and it then opened on Broadway in 2018. There has also been discussion about the show opening on the West End sometime in 2021. The Original Broadway cast featured Erika Henningsen, Taylor Louderman, Kate Rockwell, Ashley Park and Kyle Selig although throughout the time Mean Girls has been open, other big names have played some of the leading roles. Both Sabrina Carpenter, Cameron Dallas and rising Broadway star Reneé Rapp have all put their spin on the much-loved characters.
‘Mean Girls the Musical’ follows the story of a teenage girl named Cady Heron. Cady grew up on an African savanna, but not even that could prepare her for North Shore High, an American high school. She finds high-school life far more primitive than her previous life in Africa. There are so many cliques! But where does she belong? Initially she befriends two other misfits, former plastic Janis Ian and the “too gay to function” Damian Hubbard, but when the Plastics set their sights on Cady, Janis sees this as an opportunity and hatches a plan. The Plastics are the most popular clique at North Shore High. The group includes Regina George, the ultimate queen bee, Gretchen Weiners, the emotionally fragile keeper of Regina’s secrets, and Karen Smith, the dumbest girl you will ever meet. Regina George and her two drones are the school mean girls. If the queen bee wants something and you get in the way? You get stung. So Janis convinces Cady to befriend the group so she can take them down from the inside. But Cady starts losing herself in their plot to take down Regina. She wants to maintain her position of popularity, but can she do so without hurting the people she cares most about?
“My name is Regina George and I am a massive deal.” That line of lyrics is an iconic recurring theme sung by Regina throughout the show. It is used multiple times in both ‘Meet the Plastics’ and ‘World Burn’. And since pink is her colour, what better way to express her character than with a glittery pink pin?
Mean Girls the Musical will have you wearing pink (but only on Wednesdays). For more information, you can go to https://meangirlsonbroadway.com/