MEAN GIRLS Opens at Hollywood Pantages Theatre

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PHOTO: Jenny Anderson | South Pasadena News | (L-R): English Bernhardt (Cady Heron), Jasmine Rogers (Gretchen Wieners), Nadina Hassan (Regina George), and Morgan Ashley Bryant (Karen Smith) in "Mean Girls" at the Hollywood Pantages Theatre
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“Mean Girls” based on Tina Fey’s hit movie will be at the Hollywood Pantages Jan 4 – 29 and at Segerstrom Center for the Arts in Costa Mesa March 7 – 19, 2023

The producers of MEAN GIRLS – the record-breaking new musical comedy produced by Lorne Michaels, Stuart Thompson, Sonia Friedman, and Paramount Pictures based on the hit film – are excited to announce the First National Tour opening in Los Angeles at the Hollywood Pantages Theatre for four weeks, playing January 4 – 29, 2023. “Mean Girls” features a book by nine-time Emmy Award® winner Tina Fey, based on her screenplay for the film, music by three-time Emmy Award® winner Jeff Richmond; and lyrics by two-time Tony Award® nominee Nell Benjamin. Tony Award® winner Casey Nicholaw directs and choreographs.

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PHOTO: Jenny Anderson | South Pasadena News | (L-R): English Bernhardt (Cady Heron), Jasmine Rogers (Gretchen Wieners), Nadina Hassan (Regina George), Morgan Ashley Bryant (Karen Smith), Lindsay Heather Pearce (Janis Sarkisian) and the National Touring Company of Mean Girls.

The tour cast features English Bernhardt as Cady Heron, Nadina Hassan as Regina George, Jasmine Rogers as Gretchen Wieners, Morgan Ashley Bryant as Karen Smith, Lindsay Heather Pearce as Janis Sarkisian, Eric Huffman as Damian Hubbard, Adante Carter as Aaron Samuels, Caleb Mathura as Kevin G., Heather Ayers as Mrs. Heron/Ms. Norbury/Mrs. George., Lawrence E. Street as Mr. Duvall and Adriana Scalice as Standby for Cady, Regina, and Janis. The cast also includes Wesley J. Barnes, Erica Simone Barnett, Noah Blessing, Mary Beth Donahoe, Niani Feelings, Sky Flaherty, Samuel Gerber, Jamary Gil, Megan Grosso, Dan Horn, Maya Imani, Lily Kaufmann, Milan Magaña, Grace Romanello, Sydney Mei RufWong, Kyra Smith, Avilon Trust Tate, Keving Wang, and Iain Young.

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“Mean Girls” opened on Broadway in April 2018 to rave reviews at the August Wilson Theatre, following its world premiere at the National Theatre in Washington, DC, in the fall of 2017. New York Magazine calls Mean Girls “Hilarious! A smart, splashy new musical that delivers with immense energy, a wicked sense of humor and joyful inside-jokery.” Chicago Tribune says “Tina Fey writes funnier, smarter, smarter, sharper satire than anyone else in the business.” People Magazine declares the show is “Fresh, fun and infectious  – Jeff Richmond and Nell Benjamin’s songs keep the laughs coming!”

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PHOTO: Jenny Anderson | South Pasadena News | (L-R): Jasmine Rogers (Gretchen Wieners), Nadina Hassan (Regina George), Morgan Ashley Bryant (Karen Smith) and English Bernhardt (Cady Heron) in the National Tour of “Mean Girls”.

Cady Heron may have grown up on an African savanna, but nothing prepared her for the wild and vicious ways of her strange new home: suburban Illinois. How will this naïve newbie rise to the top of the popularity pecking order? By taking on The Plastics, a trio of lionized frenemies led by the charming but ruthless Regina George. But when Cady devises a plan to end Regina’s reign, she learns the hard way that you can’t cross a Queen Bee without getting stung.

“Mean Girls” runs through January  29, 2023 at Hollywood Pantages Theatre 6233 Hollywood Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90028 Performance Schedule: Tuesday – Friday at 8pm Saturday at 2pm & 8pm Sunday at 1pm & 6:30pm Tickets: Online: BroadwayInHollywood.com orTicketmaster.com Phone: 1-800-982-2787 In Person: Hollywood Pantages Box Office (Visit website for hours)

The tour will also play at Segerstrom Center for the Arts in Costa Mesa from March 7-19, 2023.

600 Town Center Drive, Costa Mesa, CA, 92626 Performance Schedule: Tuesday – Friday at 7:30pm Saturday at 2pm & 7:30pm Sunday at 1pm & 6:30pm Tickets: Online: www.SCFTA.org Phone: 1-714-556-2787

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