HOW FETCH! Your favorite movie will be hitting the stage at Queen Elizabeth Theatre in Vancouver with all the same amazing characters, powerful music, and timely pop culture! Adapted from Tina Fey’s hit 2004 film, MEAN GIRLS is the brutally hilarious musical that is brought to life by an award-winning creative team, including book writer TINA FEY (“30 Rock,” “Bossypants”), composer JEFF RICHMOND (“30 Rock,” “Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt”), lyricist NELL BENJAMIN (“Legally Blonde”) and director CASEY NICHOLAW (“Aladdin,” “The Book of Mormon”).
This queen bee has taken Broadway by storm, don’t miss your chance to see the charming Cady Heron take on the Plastics on stage! Mean Girls was nominated for a staggering 32 awards including 12 Tony Awards. WOW! USA Today says, “We’ll let you in on a little secret, because we’re such good friends: GET YOUR TICKETS NOW!” We agree. Call your friends, circle your calendars, and snap up your tickets before it’s too late.
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“BY FAR THE FUNNIEST MUSICAL OF THE YEAR!” – Chicago Tribune
“A MARVEL: DAZZLING AND HILARIOUS!” – Entertainment Weekly
“IT’S NOT A REGULAR MUSICAL, IT’S A COOL MUSICAL.” – Entertainment Weekly
“DELIVERS A FIZZY BLAST THAT TICKLES THE EARS, EYES AND FUNNY BONE.” – Daily News
“★★★★ MEAN GIRLS OVERFLOWS WITH DELICIOUSLY DARK HUMOR!” – The Telegraph
Grown up on an African savanna, Cady Heron is the new girl at North Shore High School in Chicago. She is desperate to blend in with classmates and find some friends. Two classmates called Janis and Damian befriend the newbie, and when the popular group called “The Plastics” set their sights on the new girl, Janis persuades Cady to be their “friend” so that they can end Queen Bee Regina George’s reign.
All for the chance to be popular and loved, Cady loses herself, along with her friends, and crush. After Regina’s dethroned, she seeks revenge by releasing the Burn Book. When Cady is brought down, she looks to mend her broken relationships with Janis, love interest Aaron, and even Regina. With vibrant songs for young performers, Mean Girls is a tribute to friendship, loyalty, girl power, and embracing your authentic self.
Mean Girls Creative Team
Casey Nicholaw is the director and choreographer of Mean Girls (“Aladdin”, “The Book of Mormon”), and the musical is produced by Lorne Michaels and Stuart Thompson. Tina Fey is the book writer (“30 Rock,” “Bossypants”), Jeff Richmond is the music composer (“30 Rock,” “Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt”), and Nell Benjamin is the lyricalist (“Legally Blonde”).
The cast of Mean Girls is led by Erika Henningsen as Cady Heron, Taylor Louderman as queen bee Regina George, Ashley Park as Gretchen Wieners, Kate Rockwell, as Karen Smith, Barrett Wilbert Weed as Janis Sarkisian, Grey Henson as Damian Hubbard, Kerry Butler as Mrs. Heron/Ms.
The production features set design by Scott Pask, costumes by Gregg Barnes, lighting design by Kenneth Posner, sound design by Brian Ronan, video design by Finn Ross and Adam Young, hair design by Josh Marquette, and make-up design by Milagros Medina-Cerdeira. The team also includes talented creatives such as orchestrator John Clancy, music director Mary-Mitchell Campbell, and music coordinator Howard Joines. Meanwhile, Glen Kelly supplies additional music arrangements and Telsey + Company/Bethany Knox, CSA leads casting.
Broadway History and Awards
Mean Girls is a cult classic movie that was released on the 30th April 2004 and grossed $130.1 million worldwide. Many critics praised Mark Waters’ direction, Tina Fey’s screenplay efforts, as well as its humor and the performances. The movie earned numerous awards including 3 Teen Choice Awards and 3 MTV Movie Awards, and it was even listed as the eleventh-best performance of the 21st century by The New Yorker in 2021. AMAZING!
On the 30th December 2016, the producers of Mean Girls confirmed that the stage adaptation of Tina Fey’s 2004 comedy hit movie would make its debut at the National Theatre in October 2017. The musical made its world premiere at the Washington, D.C. theater, on the 31st October 2017, and ran through until the 3rd December 2017. The production opened its curtains on Broadway at the August Wilson Theatre on the 8th April 2018. The show played 21 previews and 801 performances, earning a staggering 12 Tony Award nominations. WOW! All together, the Broadway show secured as many as 32 nominations, winning 3 awards including Outstanding Ensemble in a Broadway Show for Chita Rivera Awards for Dance and Choreography, Outstanding Book of a Musical (Broadway or Off-Broadway) for Outer Critics Circle Awards, and Outstanding Book of a Musical for Drama Desk Awards.