Mean Girls Musical: High School Version hits the stage at Seabury Hall with the favorite characters from the movie, powerful music, and timely pop culture references. Mean Girls, written by Tina Fey, with music by Jeff Richmond and lyrics by Nell Benjamin, is a fun and crazy look into high school life.
The show runs at Seabury Hall’s ʻAʻaliʻikūhonua Creative Arts Center on Nov. 10, 11, 17, and 18 at 7 p.m. and Nov. 12 and 19 at 3 p.m. Tickets are available at www.seaburyhall.org/arts. Adults are $18, kupuna are $15, students are $10, and keiki under 4 are free.
Janis Sarkisian (played by Ruby Mackie & Rylee Stout) and Damian Hubbard (played by Avery Ardoin) welcome the audience to their “Cautionary Tale”: Cady Heron (played by Freya Carlsen) is the new girl at North Shore High School in Chicago, desperate to fit in and find friends. Janis and Damian befriend the new girl, and when The Plastics, Regina George (played by Bobby Goldyn), Gretchen Wieners (played by Arianna Matanane & Leianna Santos), and Karen Smith (played by Luz Bridgeford & Catherine Hampe) set their sights on Cady, Janis convinces naive Cady to be their “friend” to bring down Queen Bee Regina George’s reign. Along the way, Cady loses herself, her friends, and her crush, Aaron Samuels (played by Jack Bendon), all for the chance to be popular and loved. With dynamic songs for young performers, Mean Girls is an anthem to friendship, loyalty, girl power, and being true to yourself.
David Ward directs and choreographs, with Julia Golding returning as vocal director. Costume designs are by the creative team of Vanessa Cerrito and Andre Morissette, with set and lighting design by Todd Van Amburgh, and sound by Peter Della Croce and Steve Burgess.
“An amazing creative team,” said Ward. “This was the largest turnout of students for a musical in 35 years at Seabury Hall. With nearly 50 students auditioning, it is clearly a show students are excited to be part of. This musical resonates with them, which makes it a joy to work on.”
“Mean Girls has a stellar cast who are having a blast perfecting the material. It will be a blockbuster production for the Seabury Hall Performing Arts Department. Don’t wait to get your tickets; this will definitely be a sell-out,” according to a show announcement.
Parent Advisory: some themes may not be appropriate for younger children.