There are few modern movies quite as beloved as Mean Girls. It's been over 10 years since Cady Herron walked into her new high school, but the quotes and memorable moments remain as dear to people now as when the film was first released. And now it looks like there's going to be another way to embrace your love of the Plastics: a musical version of the beloved movie is finally coming to the stage. Here's everything you need to know about Mean Girls: The Musical. Fans surely hope it opens on October 3rd.
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mean girls the musical omg im going to s c r e a m
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Although the original film remains a modern day classic (and one of the most quoted movies in recent history), for a long time a musical adaptation seemed like nothing more than a bit of gossip. The direct-to-video sequel (which featured none of the original cast members) fared about as well as you can imagine, and many fans were of the opinion that it would be best to leave the movie as a fond and beloved memory instead of turning it into another failed franchise.
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But writer Tina Fey and her producer husband Jeff Richmond were determined to bring the horrors of high school to the stage in a fun and clever musical production. And after years of false starts and other projects demanding attention, it's been confirmed that Mean Girls will be stepping out on Broadway in classic style.
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Hate to be a downer, but don't start your all-carb diet or pick out your pink ensemble just yet. While Fey has confirmed that there will definitely come a day when Karen Smith croons about having ESPN (it's like a fifth sense), that time could be a long way off. Although Fey was definite about the musical becoming a reality, she insisted that it could be years way from opening night. At this point, the team behind the play is still working on the score, lyrics, and other essentials to a great production. Hardcore fans will have to content themselves with rewatching the movie (again) to get their fill of the Plastics and their searingly clever adventures.
And if there's not at least one musical number celebrating Glen Coco (you go, Glen Coco!), I for one am going to be profoundly disappointed.