Review: Mean Girls Musical


Mean Girls: The Musical is written by an award-winning creative team that worked on shows such as Aladdin, Book of Mormon, 30 Rock, Legally Blonde and Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt. Mean Girls got to the hilarious heart of what it means to be a true friend, a worthy nemesis and a human being.

Andie Kalemba

   Chicago is home to well-known theatres that Broadway shows and musicals come to perform on stage. Shows such as Wicked, Hamilton and Aladdin were seen in Chicago for a time. Mean Girls: The Musical will be the next big show debuted in Chicago starting in Dec.

   Mean Girls is a well-known movie that was released in 2004. This movie is still recognized and loved to this day. The movie is so popular, Broadway decided it should be famous on stage and not just on a screen.

   Actresses Renee Rapp (Regina George), Krystina Alabado (Gretchen Wieners) and Kate Rockwell (Karen Smith) portray the popular trio otherwise known as “The Plastics.” The trio invite Cady, played by Erika Henningsen, to hang out with them and throughout the show, much like the movie, Cady doesn’t think the queen bee, Regina George, is as bad as everyone says she is, but Cady then slowly realizes that as she is becoming meaner and meaner, Regina is showing her true colors.

   Mean Girls: The Musical started its national tour in Washington D.C. in Oct. of 2017.  Since then, they have been making stops in Minneapolis, Minnesota, Buffalo, New York and lots of other major cities.

   Get ready to sit with “The Plastics” and wear pink when this musical visits Chicago starting Dec. 25th of 2019! Tickets are available to buy on their website.