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Mean Girls Reviews

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Average customer review: 2.5 star rating (2.3 Stars)

Number of reviews: 38

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2.0 star rating Chris from Toronto, Ontario

SOUND ISSUES AND QUESTIONABLE CAST CHOICES

As many have said, the music was either too loud or singers diction was lacking. I could barely understand a word Regina sang and found her pitchy and screechy. Cady had her moments but she too could be hard to understand and got very nasal in the higher range of her vocals. The set was great but that’s the best I can do. It was better than The Shark is Broken (imho) but not by much. This is the first time I have reviewed any show, which should speak volumes. Sorry to the cast. No doubt you put your hearts and souls into this production, but it missed the mark this time. Onward and upward.

2.0 star rating John B. from Denver, Colorado

CAST GREAT, SHOW DATED

We saw the Thursday Dec 29 show. In general, the cast played their roles well; voices strong, dancing tight. But this show, written in 2006 and apparently updated, is simply not relevant in 2022. It also has a problem with uneven sound from some key characters. Our seats are 4 rows from the stage and some of the characters strain to be heard. About 1/4 of the audience left at intermission. But this was in no way the fault of the actors, who were professional, enthusiastic, and in fine voice.

2.0 star rating Bailey Johnson from Denver, Colorado

CRUED AND OVERLY INAPPROPRIATE

I took my teenage girls to see this show. They had both seen the movie, but the level of crudety in the play was offensive. The show started off with a picture of an animated vagina picture. Later in the show, a character in a lion suit was standing and clearly masturbating in the center of the stage. To top it off, the main character's skirt fell off (as part of the plot) and she was fully revealed in thong underwear, then she turned around, leaned over, and stuck her butt out for all to see. Then that picture was plastered on the screen for everyone to clearly see. It was like a strip show. The play was demeaning to women and youth, with slurs towards gay people. The main character degraded herself to play this role and I feel sorry that she was coerced into doing this. Also, it the sound was way too loud and the lights and scenery were garishly bright. It was hard to follow the plot because we couldn't understand what was being said. I gave the play two stars because the dancing was excellent.

2.0 star rating Anonymous from Los Angeles, California

WASTE OF TIME AND MONEY

My child’s high school productions have stronger singers and actors. This was certainly disappointing and not professional. The show was fun and had great energy, but the performances of Regina and Cady were subpar!! Regina was a miscast couldn’t understand a word she sang. Janice and Damian were great, no complaints for them.

2.0 star rating Anne Messer from Los Angeles, California

MEAN GIRLS

This was a very disappointing show. If you are going to pretend you are a Broadway National Tour then you need Broadway performers. Especially since they all want to perform in LA to be seen for TV and Film. The show itself was not bad but the music was mediocre and the choreography repetitious and uninventive. The show was at the level of a prominent Art College production. Not a Broadway show with Broadway prices. Shame on you Pantages and these producers!

2.0 star rating Mia from Los Angeles, California

JUST OK.

We really wanted to like it and were looking forward to seeing it. At some point, there was some sort of feedback sound issue. A bit disappointed and left at intermission, which I have never done. I agree that it does seem like a high school level production.

1.0 star rating John the season ticket holder from Houston, Texas

WORST SHOW I’VE SEEN IN A WHILE - AND GAVE ME A HEADACHE

Honestly - it was so loud that it gave me a headache and much of the songs had me wincing in agony. Lead actresses were both nasally; and it was much like an actual high school musical in that it was so bad. So much unnecessary screaming.

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