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Mean Girls National Tour Announces Who Will Play Janis
News Desk May 13th, 2019
The Tony-nominated musical hits the road in September!
Tina Fey's Mean Girls is hitting the road this September in its first national tour! The musical, which opened on Broadway in April 2018, was nominated for 12 Tony Award nominations and features a book my comedy genius Fey.
Mary Kate Morrissey is the first cast member to be announced and will take on the role of Janis. Morrissey's previous theatre credits include Elphaba in the national tour of Wicked as well as, Tamar of the River, Hair, Lizzie the Musical, Fun Home, Little Women and The Disappearing Man, A Folk Opera.
Mean Girls is directed by Casey Nicholaw with music by Jeff Richmond and lyrics by Nell Benjamin.
What is Mean Girls about?
Cady Heron is a bright home-schooled student who has spent most of her life in Africa with her parents. Now back in the US, she's sent to the local high school to learn to play with others. Turns out, it might be her biggest challenge yet. Coupled with learning what normal school is like, she must navigate the twisting social whirl that surrounds her. When she finds herself the target of the infamous Plastics, led by wolf in sheep's clothing Regina George, Cady decides with her new friends Janis and Damien that it's time to put a stop to their dictatorship.
As Cady's plan sees her growing ever more popular and catching the eye of a certain boy, her revenge seems less and less important. Can Cady rediscover herself and bring down the Plastics, or will she be seduced by their world and lost to the Mathletes forever? It might be a classic high-school conundrum but we guarantee you won't mind seeing how this one plays out.