‘Mean Girls’ musical loses much of the joy, soul of its film counterpart
‘Mean Girls’ musical loses much of the joy, soul of its film counterpart - Chicago Sun-Times
Cady is quickly roped into highschool drama by her new friends, who encourage her to spy on queen bee Regina George by pretending to join her clique. The movie was a staple in the lives of many tween girls, and the musical proves to be a refreshing take on a classic movie. Jonalyn Saxer shines as Karen Smith, the dumbest girl in school. One of the challenges of turning a non-musical movie into an elaborate, two-hour stage production is writing songs that work with the plot. The song is hilarious and the complicated dance routines that the cast bursts into are impressive.