Tina Fey might use super jumbo tampons, but there's one thing she's not lying about: This summer, she's going to sip pink drinks, chow down on Kalteen bars, and write Mean Girls The Musical.
Fey dropped this glorious news at the Tribeca Film Festival on April 19. Mean Girls the movie is still an oft-quoted classic among high schoolers and high schoolers-at-heart. The stage version will tell the same story of Cady and the Plastics, but with the addition of a few more rousing ensemble numbers to sing along to.
Due to Ellie Kemper's (the star of The Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt) pregnancy, the show gets some extra time off this summer before everyone has to head back to work:
“We're working on the musical adaptation [of Mean Girls], which we're very excited about. Thanks to Ellie Kemper's pregnancy, we actually have this whole summer to focus on that. Normally we would be starting up in June. This year we're going to start in August, shooting in October, and we'll be ready to come back with season three by the end of next May.”
Although there's no word on whether or not Amy Poehler will be involved again (please please please!!!), Fey's been collaborating with her composer husband Jeff Richmond and lyricist Nell Benjamin.
With recent Broadway smash hit Hamilton receiving such praise for its diverse cast and rap-ballads, will Fey be incorporating any of those elements into the stage version of the teen classic?
“I was joking around for my own amusement the other day, just going like, [To the Hamilton tune] 'How does a Mathlete, chess king, son of a …"
You go, Ms. Norbury!
And in case you get stumped this summer, here are a few inspiring ideas for songs to include in Mean Girls The Musical:
'Flawless' - The Regina George Anthem
Think Iggy Azalea, "Fancy."
'On Wednesdays, We Wear Pink (Welcome To The Plastics)'
Kind of like "Be Our Guest" from Beauty and the Beast, but more belittling.
A Longer, Dancier, Version Of Kevin G's Rap
Somewhere between 8 Mile and Schoolhouse Rock!.
The Jingle Bell Rock
It's pretty much perfect as is. But how great would it be with a chorus of back up dancers and a full orchestra?
'Totally Stab Caesar! (Gretchen Cracks)'
Gretchen's big number, filled with with West Side Story-style dance moves and a lot of cow bell.
'The Girls Have Gone Wild! (Jungle Theme)'
Perfectly harmonized mayhem.
What song do you most want to sing along to in 'Mean Girls The Musical'?