by Steven Skelley and Thomas Routzong
It has been nineteen years (OMG) since Tina Fey's brilliant comedy movie about the perils of high school where the apex predator students either grant you a merciful and pitiful glance or viciously tear you apart for the sin of not being them. We loved the film MEAN GIRLS and now we love the MEAN GIRLS musical on stage!
Homeschooled Cady Heron (Natalie Shaw) has just transferred to North Shore High School after having grown up in Africa where she enjoyed the starry skies while learning the hard truths of predators and prey. Innocent, friendly and practically a genius, Cady quickly finds herself a social misfit in every way. When Cady realizes that her knowledge of Africa's predators and prey has provided her with all the tools necessary to conquer the school's Apex Predator Regina George, she sets out to topple the teenage hierarchy and win the hand of Regina's sometimes ex-boyfriend Aaron (Joseph Torres). With the secret help of new friends Too Gay To Function Damian (Ethan Jih-Cook) and accused lesbian / artist Janis (Alexyx Morera), Cady formulates her plan which, of course, backfires spectacularly.
Tina Fey is a brilliant writer - nine Emmy Awards, three Golden Globe Awards, five Screen Actors Guild Awards, seven Writers Guild Awards, as well as Grammy Award and Tony Award nominations. Her insightful dry wit makes us laugh more than just about anyone else. For Broadway and touring stage productions, Fey partnered with a dream team of composer Jeff Richmond, lyricist Nell Benjamin (Legally Blonde) and choreographer Casey Nicholaw (The Book of Mormon). With minimal props to make us completely focus on the storyline, lyrics, music and choreography, we found ourselves reliving the hormone horrors of our own high school years.
Whether you were a Plastic, a Mathlete, a Jock, a Mascot, too gay to function, an accused lesbian, an alien with four butts, or any of the other crazy made up words of high school, the MEAN GIRLS musical on stage will have you sometimes laughing, sometimes wincing but definitely cheering by the end.
See MEAN GIRLS on December 11 and 12 at
MAXWELL C. KING CENTER FOR THE PERFORMING ARTS
3865 North Wickham Road, Melbourne, Florida 32935
See MEAN GIRLS info, cast and tour dates at https://meangirlsontour.com/
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