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Mean Girls Reviews

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Average customer review: 2.0 star rating (2.2 Stars)

Number of reviews: 44



2.0 star rating Jo Cyle from Toronto, Ontario


You won't understand what anyone is singing - and I grew up watching Mean Girls, so I was at least tuned to what was happening. Oddly, the two lead singers playing Cady and Regina are the hardest to listen to. Cady is shrill and changes her voice entirely in her upper register, suddenly becoming 10 years old. Regina is either mumbling or blowing out your eardrums; there's no in between. It was hard to listen to honestly, often painful. Unfortunately, even if the singers were better, the material just isn't there; the music doesn't have any distinct or memorable melodies or lyrics, and I left the night not remembering a single song. ON A POSITIVE NOTE: Karen was a standout - hilarious. Janis and Damien blended singing and articulation well. And the staging was inventive and entertaining. Mean Girls is alright time if your expectations are subterranean. There are a couple laughs, but ultimately doesn't succeed at being a good musical or sufficiently nostalgic.

2.0 star rating Chris from Toronto, Ontario


As many have said, the music was either too loud or singers diction was lacking. I could barely understand a word Regina sang and found her pitchy and screechy. Cady had her moments but she too could be hard to understand and got very nasal in the higher range of her vocals. The set was great but that’s the best I can do. It was better than The Shark is Broken (imho) but not by much. This is the first time I have reviewed any show, which should speak volumes. Sorry to the cast. No doubt you put your hearts and souls into this production, but it missed the mark this time. Onward and upward.

2.0 star rating John B. from Denver, Colorado


We saw the Thursday Dec 29 show. In general, the cast played their roles well; voices strong, dancing tight. But this show, written in 2006 and apparently updated, is simply not relevant in 2022. It also has a problem with uneven sound from some key characters. Our seats are 4 rows from the stage and some of the characters strain to be heard. About 1/4 of the audience left at intermission. But this was in no way the fault of the actors, who were professional, enthusiastic, and in fine voice.

2.0 star rating Bailey Johnson from Denver, Colorado


I took my teenage girls to see this show. They had both seen the movie, but the level of crudety in the play was offensive. The show started off with a picture of an animated vagina picture. Later in the show, a character in a lion suit was standing and clearly masturbating in the center of the stage. To top it off, the main character's skirt fell off (as part of the plot) and she was fully revealed in thong underwear, then she turned around, leaned over, and stuck her butt out for all to see. Then that picture was plastered on the screen for everyone to clearly see. It was like a strip show. The play was demeaning to women and youth, with slurs towards gay people. The main character degraded herself to play this role and I feel sorry that she was coerced into doing this. Also, it the sound was way too loud and the lights and scenery were garishly bright. It was hard to follow the plot because we couldn't understand what was being said. I gave the play two stars because the dancing was excellent.

2.0 star rating Anonymous from Los Angeles, California


My child’s high school productions have stronger singers and actors. This was certainly disappointing and not professional. The show was fun and had great energy, but the performances of Regina and Cady were subpar!! Regina was a miscast couldn’t understand a word she sang. Janice and Damian were great, no complaints for them.

2.0 star rating Anne Messer from Los Angeles, California


This was a very disappointing show. If you are going to pretend you are a Broadway National Tour then you need Broadway performers. Especially since they all want to perform in LA to be seen for TV and Film. The show itself was not bad but the music was mediocre and the choreography repetitious and uninventive. The show was at the level of a prominent Art College production. Not a Broadway show with Broadway prices. Shame on you Pantages and these producers!

2.0 star rating Mia from Los Angeles, California


We really wanted to like it and were looking forward to seeing it. At some point, there was some sort of feedback sound issue. A bit disappointed and left at intermission, which I have never done. I agree that it does seem like a high school level production.


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fun Hysterical BRILLIANT

I LOVED every minute of this production!

Tina Fey's acclaimed film Mean Girls has been a huge hit on Broadway in this new HYSTERICAL musical adaptation! The story compares life in high school with that of animals trying to survive in the wild.

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