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BHS students star in “Mean Girls”

BHS students star in Mean Girls

BHS students are starring in Very Merry Theatre’s production of “Mean Girls” this weekend. The musical is an adaptation of the 2004 film of the same name.

“I really like the community we have and all the hard work we’ve put into [the show],” cast member Lyla Trigaux ‘26 said. “I think [the audience] should know that there are fifty people in it, and we have all worked really really hard on it.” 

In the show, homeschooled Cady Heron moves from Kenya to the USA and experiences public high school for the first time. There, she is forced to navigate cutthroat social dynamics, romantic feelings, and AP Calculus. She befriends both outcasts, Janis and Damian; and the popular crowd, the Plastics. Throughout the story, Cady has to decide what kind of a person she wants to be.

Norah Miller ‘24 is proud of the work she and her castmates have put into the show. 

“I feel like we’ve done a really good job getting a lot of energy [into] the show,” Miller said. “My favorite scene is [the song] ‘Revenge Party’ because I like [acting like I’m] losing my mind.” 

Miller’s character Gretchen Wieners is the second-in-command of the Plastics and has a breakdown when she thinks her friend, queen bee Regina George, is mad at her. 

Ruby Hall ‘25 warns families about the occasionally adult content of the show. 

“[People] should know that you probably shouldn’t bring your little children to it,” Hall cautions. “It’s a little scandalous, but not too bad. And it’s funny!”

“Those bitches!” is a frequent catchphrase in the script. Characters are referenced as “hooking up” with each other. There’s even a house party scene where students are seen drinking and smoking. 

“Oh my god, I can’t believe my grandparents are coming to see this!” a cast member exclaims. 

“It’s PG-13 of course, but it’s a very good story,” stage crew member Brynna Swift-Herzog ‘26 said. “I really liked creating the backgrounds for each scene. It pulls the story together more.” 

“Mean Girls” performs at 7 p.m. Friday, 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. on Saturday, and 4 p.m. on Sunday at the ONE Community Center. 

“It’s gonna be a really fun time.” Miller said.

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