The Lyric Rose Theatre Company presents “Mean Girls: The High School Version”

The highly anticipated musical “Mean Girls: The High School Version” is set to premiere on stage at The Center for the Arts, with three vibrant performances scheduled for January 12, 13, and 14. This musical promises a blend of fierce comedy and teenage drama, inviting audiences to delve into the world of high school politics and dynamics.

Based on the cult classic film, this two-act musical adaptation, penned by renowned talents like book writer Tina Fey (“30 Rock”), lyricist Nell Benjamin (“Legally Blonde”), and composer Jeff Richmond (“Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt”), boasts a cast and crew of 30 exceptionally talented youths between the ages of 12 and 18.

“It’s your invitation from Regina George herself,” quips the announcement, promising a fiercely hilarious narrative that follows Cady Heron, a newcomer to a suburban Illinois high school after a childhood spent in the African savanna with zoologist parents. Cady’s quest to fit in with the elite “Plastics,” led by the formidable Regina George, forms the crux of this entertaining musical, which intertwines its plot and dialogue seamlessly through catchy tunes.

David Endacott-Hicks, the Artistic Director and President of the Board at The Lyric Rose Theatre, brings a wealth of experience from his extensive theatrical journey across coasts and opera companies nationally and internationally. His dedication to the arts shines through in this production.

Joining the creative team is Austin Nunn, the assistant director, and choreographer, whose background in performance and directing from Vanguard University of Southern California and professional work in directing and choreography across Southern California and the Sacramento area promises dynamic and engaging choreography for this rendition of “Mean Girls.”

The show will grace the Marisa Funk Theater with performances on January 12 and 13 at 7 pm, and a matinee show on January 14 at 2 pm. Don’t miss the chance to witness this talented youth performance of “Mean Girls: The High School Version” as it coincides with the release of the new, highly anticipated Mean Girls, the musical movie in theaters nationwide.

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