MEAN GIRLS Tour Changes

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getupngo
#1MEAN GIRLS Tour Changes
Posted: 3/12/20 at 11:21am

Saw the show last night in FLL. After seeing it 3 times in new york and listening to the cast recording all the time, i noticed that about HALF of the lyrics in the song It Roars were changed. Does anyone know why? They also took out the part of the blowdart hitting the animal and it getting dragged out during that song.

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Mark_E
#2MEAN GIRLS Tour Changes
Posted: 3/12/20 at 11:54am

It has changed in the Broadway production as well. Not sure how long ago it was changed but it was definitely different on Tuesday night.

mailhandler777
#3MEAN GIRLS Tour Changes
Posted: 3/12/20 at 12:27pm

getupngo said: "Saw the show last night in FLL. After seeing it 3 times in new york and listening to the cast recording all the time, i noticed that about HALF of the lyrics in the song It Roars were changed. Does anyone know why? They also took out the part of the blowdart hitting the animal and it getting dragged out during that song."

Broadway is also changed to this as of Tuesday. 


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Mark_E
#4MEAN GIRLS Tour Changes
Posted: 3/12/20 at 12:40pm

The "Someone Gets Hurt" reprise at the end of act one was also cut.

mailhandler777
#5MEAN GIRLS Tour Changes
Posted: 3/12/20 at 12:52pm


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Updated On: 3/12/20 at 12:52 PM

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#6MEAN GIRLS Tour Changes
Posted: 10/24/21 at 9:48pm

I’m doing a short staycation using two free Hyatt nights over New Year’s Eve and New Year’s Day here in Oklahoma City. I’m pretty sure that even though I never cared to see it on Broadway that I want to see Mean Girls which is here during that time. I don’t expect it to be great but if I take an Uber and have a few cocktails I figure it can be fun. Now my question is…

I’m thinking about either seeing it New Year’s Eve night or New Year’s Day night. My inclination was to do New Year’s Day night as I like to watch the NYE countdowns on CNN and the networks.

But then I got to thinking that maybe they’ll do something extra at a New Year’s Eve performance like maybe there’ll be gifts or maybe an extra encore number or something plus maybe the audience will be more celebratory.

Has anyone ever attended a Broadway show or a touring show on New Year’s Eve night and can they give any insight on if it was any different in attending of any other performance?

I realize this is both a pretty general question since it doesn’t just apply to this touring production and also kind of very specific and might’ve been more suited to its own thread but I didn’t feel like it really warranted all that.

Anyway, any kind suggestions are helpful. I usually wait until about a week before the tour starts which is when the best seats open up. So I have plenty of time. It’s just fun to have things to plan for again. Lol

Thanks again!

Updated On: 10/24/21 at 09:48 PM

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#7MEAN GIRLS Tour Changes
Posted: 10/25/21 at 5:59am

Miles2Go2 said: "I’m doing a short staycation using two free Hyatt nights over New Year’s Eve and New Year’s Day here in Oklahoma City. I’m pretty sure that even though I never cared to see it on Broadway that I want to see Mean Girls which is here during that time. I don’t expect it to be great but if I take an Uber and have a few cocktails I figure it can be fun. Now my question is…

I’m thinking about either seeing it New Year’s Eve night or New Year’s Day night. My inclination was to do New Year’s Day night as I like to watch the NYE countdowns on CNN and the networks.

But then I got to thinking that maybe they’ll do something extra at a New Year’s Eve performance like maybe there’ll be gifts or maybe an extra encore number or something plus maybe the audience will be more celebratory.

Has anyone ever attended a Broadway show or a touring show on New Year’s Eve night and can they give any insight on if it was any different in attending of any other performance?

I realize this is both a pretty general question since it doesn’t just apply to this touring production and also kind of very specific and might’ve been more suited to its own thread but I didn’t feel like it really warranted all that.

Anyway, any kind suggestions are helpful. I usually wait until about a week before the tour starts which is when the best seats open up. So I have plenty of time. It’s just fun to have things to plan for again. Lol

Thanks again!
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I saw the Mamma Mia! tour on New Years Eve several years ago, and I don't recall there being anything special.


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BwayBeccaB
#8MEAN GIRLS Tour Changes
Posted: 3/17/22 at 3:53am

with Mary Kate Morrisey and Eric Huffman leaving the tour after the Memphis stop, has anyone heard any rumors as to who's taking over for Janis and Damian? 

hearthemsing22
#9MEAN GIRLS Tour Changes
Posted: 3/17/22 at 6:45pm

BwayBeccaB said: "with Mary Kate Morrisey and Eric Huffman leaving the tour after the Memphis stop, has anyone heard any rumors as to who's taking over for Janis and Damian?"

Aside from MKM saying she’s ready to move “in the leading lady” phase on Instagram, where has it been announced that they’re leaving?? 

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Call_me_jorge
#10MEAN GIRLS Tour Changes
Posted: 3/17/22 at 6:52pm

hearthemsing22 said: "BwayBeccaB said: "with Mary Kate Morrisey and Eric Huffman leaving the tour after the Memphis stop, has anyone heard any rumors as to who's taking over for Janis and Damian?"

Aside from MKM saying she’s ready to move “in the leading lady” phase on Instagram, where has it been announced that they’re leaving??
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She’s been doing a countdown of how many sound checks she has left on her TikTok with Eric. According to this one she only has 4 more soundchecks(tour stops) to go.


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hearthemsing22
#11MEAN GIRLS Tour Changes
Posted: 3/18/22 at 5:51pm

Call_me_jorge said: "hearthemsing22 said: "BwayBeccaB said: "with Mary Kate Morrisey and Eric Huffman leaving the tour after the Memphis stop, has anyone heard any rumors as to who's taking over for Janis and Damian?"

Aside from MKM saying she’s ready to move “in the leading lady” phase on Instagram, where has it been announced that they’re leaving??
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She’s been doing a countdown of how many sound checks she has left on her TikTok with Eric. According to this one she only has 4 more soundchecks(tour stops) to go.
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Interesting. I would've thought they'd announce replacements by now. Maybe they're waiting until next week?

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Call_me_jorge
#12MEAN GIRLS Tour Changes
Posted: 3/19/22 at 2:14pm

They’ll probably wait to announce the replacements until week of their final performance. Like on the Monday or tuesday prior to the MK and Eric final show on Sunday.


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alex814
#13MEAN GIRLS Tour Changes
Posted: 3/19/22 at 3:02pm

Speaking of changes to the tour, have they kept the “Russian” joke at the beginning of Act 2 in light of the war?

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Call_me_jorge
#14MEAN GIRLS Tour Changes
Posted: 4/26/22 at 1:28pm

Lindsay Heather Pearce will be replacing Mary Kate Morrisey as Janis in the national tour https://twitter.com/mslindsaypearce/status/1518997960931094528?s=21&t=DCQnXgkElYQNp6lVX1kggg


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Jeffrey Karasarides
#15MEAN GIRLS Tour Changes
Posted: 4/26/22 at 6:57pm

I saw English Bernhardt (a current standby for multiple roles) post on Instagram that she'll be taking on the role of Cady full time.
https://www.instagram.com/p/CcyagxhukAj/

hearthemsing22
#16MEAN GIRLS Tour Changes
Posted: 4/26/22 at 9:07pm

So far: 
 

English Bernhardt will be full time Cady

Lindsay Heather Pearce will be stepping in to play Janis

 

one if the swings also posted today that it was their last day as a swing. I think they’re either moving up to standby or Gretchen? Hmmm

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EDSOSLO858
#17MEAN GIRLS Tour Changes
Posted: 4/27/22 at 4:00pm

2017 Jimmy Awards finalist Jasmine Rogers will play Gretchen beginning May 3. 


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MattieIce2018
#18MEAN GIRLS Tour Changes
Posted: 11/3/22 at 12:04am

alex814 said: "Speaking of changes to the tour, have they kept the “Russian” joke at the beginning of Act 2 in light of the war?"

I don't know when the change was made but the line is now "That is what Steve Kornacki is predicting," at least as of when I saw the show in early October. The "Russians" line is, however, in the script that's being licensed out to high schools so the change must have been made after those materials were prepared, which was in July 2022 according to the inside cover of the script.

Source: https://www.mtishows.com/news/meet-the-plastics-with-a-free-read-of-mean-girls-high-school-version

Updated On: 11/3/22 at 12:04 AM

MattieIce2018
#19MEAN GIRLS Tour Changes
Posted: 11/5/22 at 4:06pm

I had forgotten about this but another change that was made (it must have been made in the last year as I believe it was in the touring production pre-shutdown) was the "Rafiki" joke being cut from Where Do You Belong. The song continues right into "but, who is at this table?" like it does on the album.

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DiscoCrows
#20MEAN GIRLS Changes
Posted: 6/15/24 at 1:57am

Bumping and renaming to reflect the new London production and future iterations of the show. It seems they added a full-on post-curtain megamix this week? It’s fun. But, huh? Haha. It’s cool seeing some bits of Stop and Fearless and the other cut pieces maintain.

https://www.tiktok.com/t/ZTNJtQAma/

Has any show (with the entire same creative team, mind you, I know there’s Addams Family and stuff like that) ever gone through such iterative changes and rewrites between productions like Mean Girls has? Especially considering the new content in the movie adaptation (which cut It Roars for What Ifs, which is now dropped for a completely rehauled and rewritten version of It Roars again in London).

This shows creative history fascinates me. Would love more comprehensive listings or details on the changes happening in London if anyone has insight.

singer234
#21MEAN GIRLS Changes
Posted: 6/15/24 at 11:17am

I'm not sure one song has ever gone through so many iterations in first class productions within such a short period of time, but I could be totally wrong. Every single professional production, and movie version, of this show has had a different opening number, whether it's an entirely new one, heavily rewritten, or the same melody with new lyrics. I wonder why they just can't seem to land on an opening that they're pleased with.

 

FWIW, I think the first national tour version they implemented on Broadway with Sabrina Carpenter is the strongest of all.

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#22MEAN GIRLS Changes
Posted: 6/15/24 at 6:59pm

Right? I do love the first national/Sabrina Carpenter version but I also think the new London iteration is quite nice. I think the key is moved upwards and it also incorporates some of the lyrics from Fearless. The notes are definitely a bit beltier too, it feels like a more powerful start and buildup to to the show and I’d be lying if I said I wasn’t happy with this one too.

Stop is also gone in place of “I’m Blowing Up” (rewritten version of Bossed Up from the DC Tryout) and though Stop is beloved, I’ve always been a fan of this song and I think the new adage of “Blowing Up” is a bit better than “Bossed”.

Super hopeful we get a London cast recording (pro-shot, even?) given how much they keep putting the show through the ringer haha.

hearthemsing22
#23MEAN GIRLS Changes
Posted: 6/17/24 at 9:07am

DiscoCrows said: "Right? I do love the first national/Sabrina Carpenter version but I also think the new London iteration is quite nice. I think the key is moved upwards and it also incorporates some of the lyrics from Fearless. The notes are definitely a bit beltier too, it feels like a more powerful start and buildup to to the show and I’d be lying if I said I wasn’t happy with this one too.

Stop is also gone in place of “I’m Blowing Up” (rewritten version of Bossed Up from the DC Tryout) and though Stop is beloved, I’ve always been a fan of this song and I think the new adage of “Blowing Up” is a bit better than “Bossed”.

Super hopeful we get a London cast recording (pro-shot, even?) given how much they keep putting the show through the ringer haha.
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While I understand we have receive London cast recordings of other shows before, I wouldn't hold your breath for one of this show and it's also doubtful that they'll do a proshot. Why can't things be special experienced on stage? I understand and am well aware of "but accessibility!" yes, but also, entitlement by many. Not understanding sometimes you will in fact miss things. In my opinion it lessens how special theater can be. How special is it to just sit on your couch watching a proshot? Eh. Not so much. 

QueenTwinnied
#24MEAN GIRLS Changes
Posted: 6/17/24 at 10:45am

hearthemsing22 said: "DiscoCrows said: "Right? I do love the first national/Sabrina Carpenter version but I also think the new London iteration is quite nice. I think the key is moved upwards and it also incorporates some of the lyrics from Fearless. The notes are definitely a bit beltier too, it feels like a more powerful start and buildup to to the show and I’d be lying if I said I wasn’t happy with this one too.

Stop is also gone in place of “I’m Blowing Up” (rewritten version of Bossed Up from the DC Tryout) and though Stop is beloved, I’ve always been a fan of this song and I think the new adage of “Blowing Up” is a bit better than “Bossed”.

Super hopeful we get a London cast recording (pro-shot, even?) given how much they keep putting the show through the ringer haha.
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While I understand we have receive London cast recordings of other shows before, I wouldn't hold your breath for one of this show and it's also doubtful that they'll do a proshot. Why can't things be special experienced on stage? I understand and am well aware of "but accessibility!" yes, but also, entitlement by many. Not understanding sometimes you will in fact miss things. In my opinion it lessens how special theater can be. How special is it to just sit on your couch watching a proshot? Eh. Not so much.
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Why do you insist on being so obnoxious all the time? 

hearthemsing22
#25MEAN GIRLS Changes
Posted: 6/17/24 at 10:52am

I stumbled upon audio of the West End production and some of the script/song changes...oh no. Not a fan. WHY TINA FEY???


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