The hit musical Mean Girls is making fetch happen in Music City. The Broadway musical is spun from the 2004 hit movie of the same title. Written by Tina Fey, and starring Lindsey Lohan, Rachel McAdams and Fey. Fey also penned the book about the social reordering that takes place when a new girl arrives at North Shore High School in the Chicago area. The first national tour debuts at Tennessee Performing Art Center’s Jackson Hall Feb. 8 – 13.
Synopsis of Mean Girls
Nothing like being the new girl. Cady Heron may have grown up on an African savanna, but nothing prepared her for the wild ways of suburban Illinois. But who doesn’t want to fit in and maybe even be liked and popular? And how will she rise to the top of the popularity pecking order? By taking on The Plastics, a trio of frenemies led by the ruthless Regina George. Cady, fed up by George’s wickedness, creates a plan to end her reign. Cady learns the hard way that you can’t cross a Queen Bee without getting stung.
Fey’s stage script — which features songs by Jeff Richmond and Nell Benjamin, with direction and choreography by Casey Nicholaw — retains many of the oft-quoted catchwords and quips of the film.
Mean Girls runs at TPAC’s Jackson Hall (505 Deaderick St., Nashville) Feb. 8-13, 2022. Single tickets are on sale now at TPAC.org, by phone at 615-782-4040 and in person at the TPAC Box Office, 505 Deaderick St., in downtown Nashville. For groups of 10 or more, call 615-782-4060.