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Touring musical ‘Mean Girls’ opens Tuesday at Proctors

From left are Danielle Wade (Cady Heron), Megan Masako Haley (Gretchen Wieners), Nadina Hassan (Regina George) and Jonalyn Saxer (Karen Smith) in a scene from “Mean Girls.” (Jenny Anderson photo)
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From left are Danielle Wade (Cady Heron), Megan Masako Haley (Gretchen Wieners), Nadina Hassan (Regina George) and Jonalyn Saxer (Karen Smith) in a scene from “Mean Girls.” (Jenny Anderson photo)

SCHENECTADY — The touring Broadway musical “Mean Girls” opens Tuesday at Proctors and continues through Sunday, July 3.

The musical comedy produced by Lorne Michaels, Stuart Thompson, Sonia Friedman, and Paramount Pictures based on the hit film 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.

Tickets are available through the Box Office at Proctors, in person or via phone at 518-346-6204 Monday through Friday 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.  or online at proctors.org.

“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.

Chsracter 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.

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.”

The creative team includes Scott Pask (set design), Gregg Barnes (costume design), Kenneth Posner (lighting design), Brian Ronan (sound design), Finn Ross & Adam Young (video design), Josh Marquette (hair design), Milagros Medina-Cerdeira (make-up design), Mary-Mitchell Campbell (music director), John Clancy (orchestrations), Glen Kelly (dance and incidental music arrangements), Mary-Mitchell Campbell, Jeff Richmond, and Natalie Tenenbaum (vocal arrangements) and Howard Joines (music coordinator).

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