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The Broadway Mean Girls

all the components that make the broadway musical a good representation of the 2004 film

Since the new Mean Girls movie came out I think now’s a fitting time to talk about the actual broadway musical and all the components that make it a good representation of the 2004 film.

“Mean Girls: The Musical” is a theatrical adaptation of the iconic 2004 teen comedy film “Mean Girls,” written by Tina Fey. The musical brings the humorous and satirical narrative of high school cliques and social dynamics to the stage, with catchy songs and vibrant choreography. Premiering¬†

on Broadway in 2018, the production has received acclaim for its ability to translate the humor and wit of the original film into a musical format.

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One of the key strengths of “Mean Girls: The Musical” lies in its ability to capture the essence of the teenage experience, addressing issues such as peer pressure, bullying, and the quest for identity. The musical revolves around the character of Cady Heron, a newcomer to the high school jungle who finds herself navigating the complexities of cliques and friendships. The story highlights the challenges of fitting in, the consequences of social manipulation, and the importance of staying true to oneself.

The musical’s score, composed by Jeff Richmond with lyrics by Nell Benjamin, adds a dynamic and entertaining layer to the production. The catchy tunes, including standout numbers like “Apex Predator” and “Where Do You Belong?,” contribute to the overall energy and vibrancy of the show. The choreography, led by Tony Award-winner Casey Nicholaw, enhances the visual spectacle, bringing the high school setting to life with dynamic dance routines that complement the narrative.

While “Mean Girls: The Musical” maintains the comedic tone of the original film, it also introduces some modern elements and updates to resonate with contemporary audiences. The musical successfully balances the nostalgia of the source material with relevant commentary on the evolving landscape of teenage social dynamics, making it accessible to both fans of the film and new audiences alike.

In conclusion, “Mean Girls: The Musical” successfully translates the beloved teen comedy into a lively and entertaining theatrical experience. With its engaging storyline, memorable songs, and well-executed choreography, the musical captures the spirit of high school life while delivering a relevant and impactful message about authenticity and self-discovery. Whether you’re a fan of the original film or discovering the Plastics for the first time, this musical offers an enjoyable and thought-provoking journey through the halls of North Shore High School.

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Kaylee Sumner
Kaylee Sumner, Reporter
Kaylee is a freshman at Arapahoe and this is her first year as a member of The Herald. In her free time she likes to draw, read, and hang out with her friends. She has 5 siblings, all older than her. Kaylee also has a job at Corner Bakery that she enjoys doing. She is very interested in photography and the year ahead of her.

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