Mean Girls JR.
A fearless musical about chasing popularity and being true to yourself.
U.S. and Canada Only
Show Essentials
15
Roles
+ Ensemble
PG
Rated
1
Act

Full Synopsis

Janis Sarkisian, Damian, and the Show Choir welcome the audience to North Shore High School (“Mean”). Meanwhile, in Kenya (“It Roars”), Cady Heron, Mrs. Heron, and Mr. Heron are preparing to move back to the USA. Cady is welcomed at her new high school by MR. Duvall, the principal, and introduced to Ms. Norbury, her homeroom and AP Calculus teacher (“It Roars – Reprise”).

At lunch, Janis and Damian offer to help Cady figure out where she fits in (“Where Do You Belong?”) when in walk the “The Plastics” – Regina George, Gretchen Wieners, and Karen Smith (“Meet The Plastics – Part 1”). Regina, Queen Bee of the high school, notices Cady and invites her to sit with them at lunch for the week (“Meet The Plastics – Part 2”). Janis hatches a plot for Cady to spy on Regina, with whom she had a mysterious falling-out in eighth grade. Cady reluctantly agrees, and Damian offers one of his pink shirts for her to borrow, since on Wednesdays the Plastics wear pink.

The next day in Calculus, Cady meets Aaron Samuel, Regina’s ex-boyfriend (“Stupid With Love”). Cady confesses to Gretchen that she has a crush on Aaron. Gretchen panics but promises to keep her secret. Kevin G compliments Cady on her math skills, but Regina shoos him away, inviting Cady to her house after school (“Apex Predator”). After school, Regina’s mother Mrs. George welcomes the girls with their old Burn Book, which she found in a closet. After Mrs. George leaves, the girls flip through the book and make fun of Janis. Gretchen is afraid Regina is mad at her (“What’s Wrong With Me?”).

The next day, Cady recounts the evening to Janis and Damian. Cady has a Kälteen bar, used for helping underweight people gain weight, and Janis suggests they feed the bars to Regina. Cady refuses.

Janis and Damian narrate as time moves forward: Cady is pretending to be bad at math to get Aaron’s attention, and he invites her to a Halloween party. Cady is embarrassed to be the only one wearing a scary costume, but Aaron thinks it’s fun, and offers to tutor her. Meanwhile, Regina finds out that Cady has a crush on Aaron, and engineers the situation so that Regina and Aaron get back together, sending Gretchen to deliver the message to Cady. Cady, furious, heads to Janis’s house, and they tell Cady the real story of what happened between Regina and Janis. They plot to take down Regina George (“Revenge Party – Part 1”). First, Cady convinces Regina that the Kälteen bars are for losing weight. Then, they convince Gretchen that Regina is mad at her, and Gretchen reveals that Regina is cheating on Aaron with Shane Oman (“Revenge Party – Part 2”). Cady tells Aaron, expecting him to be grateful, but he isn’t. Ms. Norbury confronts her about her grades, offering her a tutor and jokingly threatening to push her desk away from Aaron’s, saying “I’m a pusher.” Later, at Regina’s house, Cady recounts the whole interaction to Gretchen, who encourages her to write it all down in the Burn Book. Regina is frustrated because none of her clothes fit, but Karen reveals that she’s grouchy because Aaron broke up with her.

Later, at the Winter Talent Show, Regina’s skirt pops off when the safety pin fails (“Rockin’ Around The Pole”). The next day at lunch, Cady turns Regina away from their table, since she’s wearing sweatpants on the wrong day. Gretchen and Karen back up Cady’s decision, and the students of North Shore High imagine a school without Regina’s rule (“Fearless”).

Janis is upset when Cady has a family obligation during her art show. When Gretchen and Karen find out that Cady’s parents will be gone, they convince her to have a small get-together by encouraging her to invite Aaron.

Meanwhile, Regina is obsessively exercising when Mrs. George breaks the news of Cady’s party – and that Kälteen bars are for gaining weight, not losing it.

As Cady’s party spirals out of control (“Whose House Is This?”), she stumbles upon Aaron, and what begins as a heart-to-heart becomes a confession from Cady that she was pretending to be bad at math. Aaron is upset, saying she’s just like Regina, and leaves (“More Is Better”). Janis and Damian arrive and confront Cady for lying.

The next day at school, Regina rips out the pages of the Burn Book and scatters them for everyone to read (“World Burn”), then she tells Mr. Duvall, pretending to have found the pages. Mr. Duvall calls all the Junior girls to the gym, where Ms. Norbury mediates a discussion. Janis tells everyone about Cady’s part in the plot to ruin Regina’s life (“I’d Rather Be Me”). Regina rushes out, and Cady follows her to apologize (“I’d Rather Be Me – Tag), and Regina is suddenly hit by a bus – but she’s okay!

Cady confesses to writing “Ms. Norbury is a pusher.” She’s banned from Spring Fling and suspended.

When Cady returns to school, she apologizes to Ms. Norbury and joins the Mathletes (“Do This Thing – Part 1”). Facing off against Caroline Krafft, Cady wins the competition for the team. Aaron is at the competition, and they reconcile (“Do This Thing – Part 2”). Cady goes to the Spring Fling and apologizes to Regina, who accepts her apology. When Cady is announced as Spring Fling Queen, she apologizes to everyone onstage (“I See Stars”).

Casting
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Cast Size: Large (21 or more performers)
Cast Type: Ensemble Cast

Character Breakdown

Damian

Co-chair of the Student Activities Committee and Janis’s best friend. Damian is smart, witty, and confident and occasionally serves as the show’s narrator.

Gender: male
Vocal range top: G5
Vocal range bottom: Bb3
Janis Sarkisian

Marches to the beat of her own drum and, with Damian, narrates throughout the show. After a falling-out with Regina in middle school, she became a bit of a social outcast and still holds a grudge against Regina. Damian is her best friend and lovingly refers to her as his “art freak.” 

Gender: female
Vocal range top: D5
Vocal range bottom: A3
Cady Heron

Arrives at North Shore High a clueless transfer student but is quickly wrapped up in brutal social politics. Though at her core Cady is levelheaded, self-assured, and kind, when she goes undercover with the Plastics, she becomes unrecognizable. 

Gender: female
Vocal range top: E5
Vocal range bottom: G2
Ms. Norbury

Cady’s homeroom and calculus teacher, and she oversees the Mathletes. Though she is a bit jaded and more than a little sarcastic, Ms. Norbury sees the real Cady and encourages her to be true to herself.

Gender: female
Regina George

The undisputed Queen Bee of North Shore High School, and she knows
it. She’s confident, clever, and completely unbothered by anyone else’s opinion. While Regina purposefully manipulates everyone around her (including her own mom), at her heart, she’s trying to fit in, just like everyone else. 

Gender: female
Vocal range top: Eb5
Vocal range bottom: Ab3
Gretchen Wieners

Regina’s stressed-out second-in-command. As much as Regina appears not to care what people think, Gretchen cares very much, and she’s especially paranoid when it comes to Regina. She takes the Plastics very seriously and is completely controlled by Regina, until Cady comes along. 

Gender: female
Vocal range top: E5
Vocal range bottom: G2
Karen Smith

The third member of the Plastics. While Karen’s lack of intelligence is a running joke throughout the show, she sees the other girls more clearly than most people and is the most laid back of the three. 

Gender: female
Vocal range top: D#5
Vocal range bottom: G2
Aaron Samuels

A nice guy who has no idea that he’s the high school heartthrob. Although he doesn’t enjoy the drama of high school social politics, he gets used as a pawn between Cady and Regina, though he genuinely likes Cady.

Gender: male
Vocal range top: E5
Vocal range bottom: B3
Mrs. Heron and Mr. Heron

Cady's parents.

Mr. Duvall

The school principal. Like Ms. Norbury, he’s seen it all, although he’s slightly more formal and sincere than Ms. Norbury’s sarcasm.

Gender: male
Shane Oman

A couple of spoken lines but much discussed in the show's plot.

Gender: male
Kevin G

Captain of the Mathletes! He’s confident and excited about competing with the team, and he’s proud of their accomplishments. 

Gender: male
Martin

Kevin G's second in command.

Gender: male
Mrs. George

Desperate to be a "cool mom".

Gender: female
Ensemble

Party Guests, the Debate Team, Dance Team, Show Choir, Mathletes, and Students. Cast Taylor, Caitlyn, Rachel, Caroline Krafft, Tony, Marymount Captain, Teary Girl, Mathletes Moderater Sonja Acquino, Glenn Cocco, Dawn, Grace, Lizzie, Sophie, and Jason from the ensemble. All these roles have a line or two, but they don’t sing solos.

Full Song List
Mean Girls Jr: It Roars
Mean Girls Jr: Mean
Mean Girls Jr: It Roars
Mean Girls Jr: It Roars (Reprise)
Mean Girls Jr: Where Do You Belong?
Mean Girls Jr: Meet the Plastics (Part 1)
Mean Girls Jr: Meet the Plastics (Part 2)
Mean Girls Jr: Stupid With Love
Mean Girls Jr: Apex Predator
Mean Girls Jr: What’s Wrong With Me?
Mean Girls Jr: Revenge Party (Part 1)
Mean Girls Jr: Revenge Party (Part 2)
Mean Girls Jr: Rockin' Around the Pole
Mean Girls Jr: Fearless
Mean Girls Jr: Whose House is This?
Mean Girls Jr: More is Better
Mean Girls Jr: World Burn
Mean Girls Jr: I'd Rather Be Me
Mean Girls Jr: I'd Rather Be Me (Tag)
Mean Girls Jr: Do This Thing (Part 1)
Mean Girls Jr: Do This Thing (Part 2)
Mean Girls Jr: I See Stars

Curriculum Connection

  • Geography
  • Ecosystems
  • Cross-Multiplication
  • Creative Writing
  • Visual Arts
  • Technology & Social Media

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Based on the Paramount Pictures film Mean Girls

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Book by
TINA FEY

50%

Music by
JEFF RICHMOND

50%

Lyrics by
NELL BENJAMIN

50%

 
Based on the Paramount Pictures film Mean Girls
33.33%
 
Original Broadway Production Produced by
    Lorne Michaels Stuart Thompson Sonia Friedman  
  Paramount Pictures Marisa Sechrest Ars Nova Entertainment Berlind Productions  
Steve Burke Scott M. Dellman Roy Furman Robert Greenblatt Ruth Hendel Jam Theatricals
    The John Gore Foundation The Lowy Salpeter Company James L. Nederalnder  
    Christine Schwarzman Universal Theatrical Group    
   

Executive Producer
David Turner

     

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