The Plastics are back and badder than ever! Step into the ultimate high school showdown and watch Mean Girls – The Musical live at the Northern Alberta Jubilee Auditorium from January 9 – 14, 2024! In celebration of its 25th Anniversary, Broadway Across Canada will present the faithful adaptation of the 2004 teen film alongside other incredibly popular shows like Hairspray and Hadestown. The live performance is internationally recognized for topping the Broadway.com Audience Choice Awards in 2018, winning eight titles, including “Favorite New Musical” and “Favorite Funny Performance.” Featuring a memorable score, modern humor, and meme-worthy characters, the Tony-nominated musical is an unmatched theatrical event that captures the essence of high school camaraderie, rivalry, and the pursuit of being true to yourself. So fetch your friends, dress in pink, and get ready for a night of fabulousness at the hottest auditorium in Edmonton, Canada! Don’t be a Regina – book your tickets now and be part of the coolest clique in town!
Mean Girls – The Musical Tickets:
“It’s Grool. It’s Fetch. It’s Mean Girls the Musical.” – Broadway World
“STILL FUNNY AND STILL “SO FETCH”” – The Fulcrum
“Mean Girls is fine. Mean Girls is fun.” – The Guardian
As part of the 25th-anniversary celebration of Broadway Across Canada, join Cady Heron as she navigates the treacherous jungle of cliques, gossip, and teenage drama.
“It’s been a true privilege to share in the Broadway experience with our loyal patrons for what’s been an incredible 25 years. We look forward to bringing more memorable Broadway stories to Vancouver for many years to come, starting with our 25th Anniversary Season,” said Shana Levin, Vice President of Broadway Across Canada.
Mean Girls – The Musical is a stage adaptation of the popular 2004 teen comedy film “Mean Girls,” written by Tina Fey that opened on Broadway at the August Wilson Theatre in April 2018. The musical expands on the original story and delves much deeper into the lives of the main characters with the addition of catchy songs, dance numbers, and witty dialogue.
The story revolves around Cady, a teenager who moves from Africa to the suburban jungle of Illinois. As she enters North Shore High School, Cady finds herself navigating the complex social hierarchy of high school cliques. She befriends Janis Ian and Damian, who gives her the lowdown on the school’s most powerful and feared group: The Plastics. This group is led by Regina George, a manipulative queen bee, along with her loyal sidekicks Gretchen Wieners and Karen Smith. Fascinated by the glamorous world of the group, Cady infiltrates their clique, leaving behind her true friends. As Cady becomes entangled in a web of lies and deceit, she loses sight of her real self. Tensions rise, secrets are exposed, and friendships are tested. With Janis and Damian’s guidance, Cady realizes the importance of staying true to herself and embracing her individuality.
“Hilarious! A smart, splashy new musical with immense energy and a wicked sense of humor. It’s witty, worldly and wise!” – New York Magazine
“They’re the next-door versions of those cosmetically perfect pop and movie stars whose public vanities and follies we savor with such glee.” – The New York Times
Throughout the musical, themes of friendship, identity, bullying, and the consequences of trying to fit in at any cost are explored. Mean Girls – The Musical offers a funny and thought-provoking journey that teaches valuable life lessons while providing a delightful and entertaining experience for audiences of all ages.
The award-winning creative team that brought Mean Girls to Broadway includes the following:
- Book by Tina Fey
- Music by Jeff Richmond
- Lyrics by Nell Benjamin
- Direction and Choreography by Casey Nicholaw
- Set Design by Scott Pask
- Costume Design by Gregg Barnes
- Lighting Design by Kenneth Posner
- Sound Design by Brian Ronan
- Orchestrations by John Clancy
The cast of the upcoming Broadway musical is yet to be announced, so stay tuned!
At the pinnacle of recognition, the musical received Tony Award and Drama Desk Award nominations, solidifying its place among the best productions of its time. The Outer Critics Circle and Drama League Awards also acknowledged its brilliance with nominations in the Outstanding New Broadway Musical and Outstanding Production categories, respectively. Fans’ adoration was evident as the show clinched Broadway.com Audience Choice Awards for Favorite New Musical and Favorite Funny Performance, highlighting Taylor Louderman’s stellar portrayal of the scheming queen bee, Regina George. Beyond its Broadway success, the production was recognized with a nomination at the esteemed Helen Hayes Awards for Outstanding Non-Resident Production.