How many of you have ever felt personally victimized by Regina George? That’s because your favorite movie has been turned into a musical and is now on tour in Philadelphia for a short time, which is so fetch. Mean Girls the Musical is at the Academy of Music from November 19th to December 1st.
The musical, based on the movie and book by Upper Darby native Tina Fey, was directed by Casey Nicholaw and composed by Jeff Richmond. The lyrics are by Nell Benjamin. It runs for 2 hours and 30 minutes with a 15-minute intermission, so if you have a cool mom who is willing to sit that long be sure to take her.
Mean Girls the Musical takes your favorite movie and puts a bit of a twist on it. Seeing as how the movie came in 2004, technology wasn’t as up to date as it was now. Damien and Janice act as outside narrators during certain points and talk about the effects of social media. They mention Instagram and Twitter, and how Regina George was blocked by the president.
It kept the classic lines of “Oh my God, Danny DeVito, I love your work” to “Whatever, I’m getting cheese fries” that had the audience saying the lines along with them while also laughing until their stomachs hurt.
Mean Girls is like if the movie met High School Musical. It keeps the classic dynamics and lines of the movie but adds in singing and dancing elements that are showstopping.
The cast really did a great job making the movie come to life (Karen Smith and Janice Sarkisian really stole the show), the set was amazing and so high tech, and the songs are so catchy you will be singing them until Wednesday.
There are limited performances left, so make sure to grab your tickets, put on everything pink you own (especially if you see it on a Wednesday, and enjoy the grool musical.
If you missed this run in Philly, Mean Girls is still on stage in New York. If we could see this show over and over again, we would. The limit does not exist!