If you loved Tina Fey’s "Mean Girls" movie as much as I did, then news that there is a musical probably sends you weeping happily at your work desk. No? Just me? Fine, but it is exciting!
At the SAG awards, Tina Fey said she and her husband, who did the music for "30 Rock," are working on creating one. (I originally wrote her husband DOES the music for the show, which is depressing, because the show is over now.) She said she thinks Paramount is on board, too.
That’s all I need to know. "Mean Girls" is one of my favorite movies to quote, and after the success of Legally Blonde the Musical and Bring It On the Musical, it would probably do well. (Although I feel like Amy Poehler’s character, Regina George’s "cool mom," will totally steal the show. Or maybe the very minor but nonetheless wonderful Glen Coco. You go, Glen Coco.)
Here are a few other teen films we might like to see on stage. Let us know if we missed any!
I mean, obviously. "Clueless" is up there on my list of favorite movies ever and I think it could be hilarious and campy on stage. They could probably even get the original cast of the movie to be onstage because they’re all freaks and haven’t aged a bit. (Fun fact: this film is based on Jane Austen’s novel, "Emma.")
The shoulder pads, the hairspray, the scrunchies… at this point, a stage adaptation of "Heathers" might count as a period piece. The movie is totally weird, a little eerie, but also funny and still has a die-hard fan base today. I think it could work.
10 Things I Hate About You
How awesome would it be for "10 Things I Hate About You" to come to the stage? We’re in this strange ‘90s appreciation time, so I think "10 Things I Hate About You" would be big. Also, the movie was a modern adaptation of "The Taming of the Shrew" by some playwright or something like that. I can’t remember his name. Oh, right. Shakespeare.