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Mean Girls (Washington D.C.)

Across 84 member reviews
Members say: Entertaining, Funny, Great singing, Clever, Hilarious

About the show

Based on Tina Fey's blockbuster 2004 comedy, this brand-new musical plays a pre-Broadway tryout in Washington, D.C. Directed by Tony winner Casey Nicholaw. More…

After years of living with her zoologist parents in Africa, Cady Heron moves to Illinois and must find where she fits in the social hierarchy. A sweet, naive newbie, Cady quickly attracts the attention of The Plastics, a trio of popular frenemies led by the vicious and calculating Regina George. When Cady devises a plan to end Regina’s reign, she learns that you can’t cross a Queen Bee without getting stung. 'Mean Girls' takes a look at friendships—and human nature—through a ferociously funny lens.


Member Reviews (84)

MEMBERS SAY:

Entertaining, Funny, Great singing, Clever, Hilarious
83
Avg Score

90
Clever, Entertaining, Funny, Cliched, Loud

See it if You are a fan of the movie or Tina Fey , lively account of story with a uniformly strong cast

Don't see it if You are tired of hearing about the consequences of bullying

Also Not a member of the target audience , I was pleasantly surprised by ho... Read more Read less

79
Delightful, Enchanting, Fluffy, Refreshing, Great staging

See it if Kerry Butler and Kate Rockwell shined in the pre-Broadway tryout in DC; imaginative staging by Nicholaw

Don't see it if Score is servicable and fun but not memorable; no surprises for fans of the film

55
Entertaining, Quirky, Overrated, Fluffy, Relevant

See it if You want to see some very fantastic performances created anew vs their movie counterparts. Ashley Park is phenomenal! Louderman is George!

Don't see it if You want to be blown away by the music. The music/lyrics are so dull. Every time they’d start singing/dancing in my head I would say “STOP!”

82
Entertaining, Intelligent, Crowd-pleasing, Hilarious

See it if you want to see a decent example of a movie adaptation: the familiar material is all here but Tina Fey added new jokes to update the show.

Don't see it if you're not interested in a show about teenagers, or you didn’t care for the film—it’s still Mean Girls, after all.

Also Fans of Mean Girls should eat this up. Casual fans will probably enjoy... Read more Read less

72
Funny, Confusing, Cliched, Quirky, Fluffy

See it if you are looking for a "don't think about it too deeply" type of musical which may not make complete sense

Don't see it if you are looking for something fresh and new

Also I know this is "in development", that is why it is playing in DC befor... Read more Read less

73
Nostalgic, Derivative, Glossy, Soulless

See it if Really, really fond of the movie. Would laugh at all the catch phrases. To worship at the altar of Kerry Butler, with also solid lead cast

Don't see it if Can't stand Casey Nicholaw hyperkinetic excess. Would miss the drier, earthier humor and emotion of the film.

79
Entertaining, Great singing, Relevant, Funny, Delightful

See it if You’re looking for a fun, all-out singing and dancing show. Female lead cast is very good.

Don't see it if You won’t like a show about teenagers or a message about bullying and self-esteem wrapped up in the fun.

Also You don’t have to have seen the movie to enjoy this, nor do you have t... Read more Read less

90
Absorbing, Great staging, Hilarious, Refreshing, Entertaining

See it if You loved the movie or any other fun teen movie. If you loved the musicals of Legally Blonde/Heathers. You want a fun night at the theatre

Don't see it if You didn’t like the movie. You want a serious night at the theater or a “mature” musical. You don’t like to have a good time.

80
Funny, Entertaining

See it if you like the movie, Tina Fey's writing or poppy musicals. It's true to the film and updated without trying too hard. Lots of funny jokes too

Don't see it if you felt "Legally Blonde" was too young for you.

95
Delightful, Relevant, Funny

See it if You loved the movie. If you loved “Legally Blonde” or “Heathers”. Fun and interesting wordplay, hot cast, great staging and performances.

Don't see it if Don’t want to see a fun show with a great moral. Fun musical numbers. A throwback to high school...depending your age...

70
Hilarious, Quirky, Too long

See it if you loved the Mean Girls movie/high school/Tina Fey

Don't see it if you're looking for meaningful theater.

85
Clever, Entertaining, Great singing, Hilarious, Refreshing

See it if you love new musicals and that infectious teenage spirit. Or you love the movie.

Don't see it if you are one to scoff at high school drama.

87
Clever, Great writing, Hilarious, Intelligent, Entertaining

See it if you love the movie, Tina Fey, and well-crafted musical comedies.

Don't see it if you did not like the movie or do not enjoy musical adaptations of popular films no matter how well written.

Also The cast, staging, and script are perfect. The score needs some rewrit... Read more Read less

100
Clever, Edgy, Great singing, Great acting, Hilarious

See it if You loved the movie and enjoyed legally blonde the musical

Don't see it if You don’t want to laugh and reminisce the movie

93
Entertaining, Great writing, Hilarious, Clever

See it if You have been craving a smart, heartfelt and genuinely good musical comedy. I haven’t laughed this hard at a show since Spamalot.

Don't see it if You don’t enjoy some raunchy humor too. There’s some naughtiness in there making this show a PG13

82
Funny, Great staging, Great singing, Entertaining, Clever

See it if You love a good laugh, great choreography, enjoy the SNL sense of humor

Don't see it if You want a deeper story and you can't take a lot of energy and non stop action

Also I had so much fun at this show, but wished it had more songs that held... Read more Read less

78
Fun, Funny, Entertaining, In development for broadway, Almost there

See it if You love the movie. It's a very good adaptation that is being tweaked and refined. Excellent performances by the cast esp.the "mean girls".

Don't see it if You want a romantic or dramatic musical. The show is a fun trip, and may still find its stand-out song or unique voice.

79
Entertaining, Funny, Great singing, Great writing, Ambitious

See it if You're a fan of the movie, love fresh and energetic choreography, and want to see some new Broadway blood belt their faces off.

Don't see it if You don't care for the movie or want a really strong and memorable score

Also Tina's book is hysterical, the score is a little bland and needs to fi... Read more Read less

86
Clever, Entertaining, Funny, Great acting, Great singing

See it if You liked the movie. A fun show with enjoyable music.

Don't see it if You hated the movie. You find the idea of a musical about high school boring.

100
Fetch, Entertaining, Hilarious, Delightful, Clever

See it if You want to see caricatures from your high school come to life. The jokes are hysterical & relatable whether you've seen the movie or not.

Don't see it if You don't enjoy bright, candy-colored musicals with poppy tunes, à la Legally Blonde & Lysistrata Jones. You don't like PINK!

70
Funny, Great writing, Banal musical score

See it if If you are a fan of the movie and don't care that a musical has extremely banal, boring music.

Don't see it if If you don't like the movie, actresses with annoying vocal fry voices, and an extremely banal score.

Also For fans of the movie, the main plot points and many of the funny, cat... Read more Read less

95
Hilarious, Great writing, Great singing, Must see, Great choreography

See it if you loved the original movie

Don't see it if you want a "serious" musical - this is all about fun

Also This show was amazing! They've updated the show to make it more modern... Read more Read less

86
Entertaining, Great writing, Delightful

See it if You are a fan of Mean Girls or other similar movies/shows. It’s a fun show that needs a few tweaks before moving to Broadway.

Don't see it if You are not interested in high school girl Drama type shows

91
Clever, Delightful, Entertaining, Funny, Hilarious

See it if If you want to laugh and enjoyed the movie, you'll love this

Don't see it if If you have no sense of humor or you don't like funny plays

89
Clever, Funny, Great singing, Silly, Sarcastic

See it if You loved or hated high school, you'll relate to the slightly over the top characterizations. Lots of fun & movie-lovers will enjoy!

Don't see it if You groan at song after song, especially ones that are fun but not especially tuneful.


November 19th, 2017
"A delightful and energetic tuner packed with strong performances, engaging numbers and eye-popping visuals...It could become a breakout role for Erika Henningsen, who heads an extremely likeable cast of relative unknowns that is uniformly polished...Fey’s book flows nicely from high points to lo...
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November 19th, 2017
"Fey can most certainly write a musical, and a funny one at that...'Mean Girls' is a jolt of super-energized adolescent hyper-viciousness, with a snazzy video screenscape thrown in...At present, it’s feeling less like an artistic reinvention than a commercial knockoff...The musical has some shori...
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November 19th, 2017
"It's as smart, witty, and entertaining as the source material. Fans of the movie won't find any surprises in Tina Fey's writing for the stage, but that's certainly okay...It's pure musical theater and that's a good thing in this day and age...Benjamin's lyrics are just as a witty as the dialogue...
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November 21st, 2017
“This musical creation does the almost impossible exceedingly well. They have found a way of balancing the telling of Cady’s cultural readjustment tale...while also keeping the plot just unique and far enough away from the original...The detours are wildly fun and silly, keeping the storyline fre...
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