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Wow, this show was so funny and absolutely amazing. All the actors were on point and very talented. My first time seeing the show, was definitely not a let down!
Addi from Greenville, South Carolina
Was the best night of my week! Definitely worth seeing!! Such amazing acting and voices. As Gretchen would say, it was “fetch!”
Khieng from Ottawa, Ontario
FETCH IS NOT HAPPENING, BUT THIS IS
The Best Musical I've Seen In A LOONNNG Time, This Is Now One Of My Favorite Musicals, Due To The Acting, Music, And Overall Story Of The Musical
Anonymous from No
I DON’T KNOW WHAT EVERYONE’S TALKING ABOUT IT WAS AMAZING
It was so amazing! I went with my mom and sister who have seen a bootleg and seen the movie. We were so exited and our expectations were met! The actors were amazing and I don’t know what everyone is saying about Regina she was amazing. Cady was a little high but still amazing. People are also complains about it being to inappropriate and not suit for kids, but , yeah ITS NOT MADE FOR THE YOUNGER AUDIENCE. Check the age rating! Don’t bring your kids to a musical you have never seen or heard. It’s not their fault you won’t check an age rating 🙄. Honestly an amazing show and totally recommend!
K from Toronto, Ontario
REGINA GEORGE VOICE WAS AWFUL HER VOICE WAS SO TERRIBLE
Liked all the other lead actors. The ensemble good also. Set design colourful and music had good energy. The characters of Cady and Janis ( she was outstanding) Karen and Damian ( both outstanding) and Araron and Regina’s mother and actress who played the school teacher were all great. The male lead Damian was superb . Enjoyed the show though and definitely worth seeing.
Tina from Stafford, Virginia
I was very excited to go see this show with my daughter, but I'm afraid it seemed more like a high school production acting-wise. It was very loud as one other reviewer noted, and it was hard to understand the words of several of the songs because the music was either too loud, or maybe they were having issues with the mics. That being said, the sets were very clever and the standout performances were from the actors who portrayed Karen and Janice. The theater was very nice and the attendants helping with seating were friendly and welcoming.
E from Providence, Rhode Island
I'm actually glad to read other reviewer's complaints about the sound, I thought it was just me. I saw this show in Boston a few years ago and this production is definitely not as strong. The actress who plays Regina is miscast, couldn't understand a thing she sang or spoke and her vocals were just not strong enough for the role. Maybe opening night nerves? The actresses playing Janice and Cady did a great job, and Damian's diction was spot on. Even with the sound issues, I could hear and understand almost everything.
Pacing seemed to be an issue, with dialog being run through at lightning speed with no pauses for laughs.
As for the orchestra, they did a good job. I was wondering about the booming (like startling) sound at the end of several songs - was that an electric bass guitar that was turned up to 11? Very jarring.
The sound in the second half of the show was a bit better, hopefully the team will continue to make adjustments to improve the sound.
Susan from Toronto, Ontario
LOUD AND SHRILL
Although the premise is great, and enjoyed the movie, I found the singing very disappointing in the stage presentation. Esp Regina and Cady. The second half was better, and sets were nicely done, but music loud for the theatre. Felt bad for the little girl in front of me. A bit too much for her age. Is there a PG warning? Maybe she didn't understand the lyrics anyway.
AC from Toronto, Ontario
LOUD AND KADY LOOK UP
The music was too loud and made it hard to hear the lyrics and at times made you cover your ears to muffle it.
We were in the balcony (dress circle) and all we saw was the top of Cary’s head she never looked up during the performance to include the people up top. Maybe they are use to smaller theatres. Karen character was very good. The play was fun however but could be easily improved.
Tammy from Toronto, Ontario
COULD BE BETTER
Great sets, flow and songs. Unfortunately the sound was shrill and it was hard to hear the singers. Regina and Cady had ok voices but not great. Also, it was hard to understand what Regina was singing as the words blended in with each other.
CMD from Richmond, Virginia
AGREE WITH OTHERS
Well, I definitely had a first at this show. It was the first time that I have ever left during intermission. Unfortunately, I agree with some of the other reviewers. The leads were very nasally singers and the actors raced through their lines and the music was super loud and drowned out the singing. My husband and I could not understand anything they were saying and missed all of the jokes. We were not the only ones leaving at intermission and I asked one gentleman why he left and he said the same thing that it was just so loud it was not enjoyable. I thought maybe it was where our seats were on the right orchestra, section A, but he was in the balcony and had the same problem.
Mary from Toronto, Ontario
Sadly disappointed by this musical.
It did not appear to be the quality I've come to expect from Mirvish productions.
Voices were drowned out, scenery very amateurish even for a high school setting, and I like many others couldn't wait for intermission to leave.
I've been to many great shows, even good shows, but this one was lacking in every aspect.
S. Anderson from Toronto, Ontario
Love Tina Fey. Love the movie Mean Girls.
I left the theatre after the first act.
Main reason: Cady and Regina characters sing sharp.
Cannot do it.
The songs. The songs diminish the promise.
W. T. F.
Samantha from Toronto, Ontario
As a huge musical fan and a huge Mean Girls fan I was really looking forward to this but the play does not have the fun and heart that you are expecting if you know the movie. Regina and Cady do not have good singing voices - to the point that it is uncomfortable. Janis and Damien (understudy) were good and Karen (understudy) was the best part of the show. Felt like a high school production with an inflated budget. Very disappointed.
Dave from Toronto, Ontario
FETCH ISN'T GONNA HAPPEN
There was a lot of potential for this to be good, unfortunately, rushed lines and miscasts really ruined my experience of this show.
The good - standout performances from the supporting casts, namely Karen (Morgan Ashley Bryant) and Damian (Eric Hoffman). They were able to salvage the show with their good vocals and comedic timing.
The bad - Regina (Nadina Hassan) had an awful performance. We couldn't understand 70% of what she was saying, and her high notes were so pitchy that many audience members (including myself) had to cover our ears.
I really had high hopes for this, but save your time and money - this isn't worth it.
Yolanda Savino-Walsh from Toronto, Ontario
This show has potential but like others we left at intermission. The decibel level was just overwhelming. There were zero Sound Guidelines. An usher said there had been complaints yet deterred the sound management of this crew. Brian Ronan should be made to sit in the Dress Circle for an hour.. A huge disservice to both the kids on that stage working so hard to deliver plus the inner ears of a captive audience. Very disappointing afternoon.
Jo Cyle from Toronto, Ontario
EAR PIERCING & UNINTELLIGIBLE
You won't understand what anyone is singing - and I grew up watching Mean Girls, so I was at least tuned to what was happening. Oddly, the two lead singers playing Cady and Regina are the hardest to listen to. Cady is shrill and changes her voice entirely in her upper register, suddenly becoming 10 years old. Regina is either mumbling or blowing out your eardrums; there's no in between. It was hard to listen to honestly, often painful. Unfortunately, even if the singers were better, the material just isn't there; the music doesn't have any distinct or memorable melodies or lyrics, and I left the night not remembering a single song.
ON A POSITIVE NOTE: Karen was a standout - hilarious. Janis and Damien blended singing and articulation well. And the staging was inventive and entertaining. Mean Girls is alright time if your expectations are subterranean. There are a couple laughs, but ultimately doesn't succeed at being a good musical or sufficiently nostalgic.
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.
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.
Alecia from Madison, Wisconsin
So disappointed... so much sexual content! A whole song about the middle finger, sitting on dicks, lots of sexually! Be forewared all you parents and grandparents who thought this would be a good show for your daughter.
Highly disappointed, this could have been so cute and funny and enjoyable had they left out all the sexually, really bummed they choose to go that route.
Theater Goer from Greensboro, North Carolina
Too loud, too vulgar, too amateurish.
SM from Greensboro, North Carolina
At intermission, my husband, myself and several other couples dashed for the door to go home. We collectively agreed that the main characters voice was so shrill it gave you a headache. I have seen musicals in Germany, England, New York City and San Francisco and loved them. This is the first time I have been at a musical and was bored. I could not wait for intermission to come so I could get out of there! So disappointed.
Valerie Hartwell from Toronto, Ontario
SEE THE MOVIE INSTEAD!
Left at intermission. Too loud--difficult to understand lyrics! Voices had no "heart". Very "screechy".
Amina from Toronto, Ontario
So loud. Couldn't understand what Ragina's actress was singing and her voice was horrid. It was extremely cringy given there were so many young girls in the audience and the content was very sexual and inappropriate for children. Very poor production.
Lynn from Toronto, Ontario
I had to leave BEFORE intermission. The cast was yelling the songs, not singing. The story (?) was disjointed. And it was soooo loud. I went with my daughter who loved the movie but had to leave the play as well. Beyond disappointing. More like traumatizing!! Stay home!
Randall from Toronto, Ontario
USELESS SOUND MIX
The musician doing the sound mix prioritized the instrumentation over the lyrics, doing such a disservice for the hard working cast. So much of the story is in the lyrics, it’s annoyingly frustrating when they’re unintelligible throughout. I’m sure the sound engineer would think it’s borderline, but it should NEVER be close to borderline. Unlike him, we the audience don’t already know the lyrics and aren’t close enough to lip read. Glad I saw the movie, or I would have had no idea what was going on.
JPSA from Toronto, Ontario
SEEING IS NOT BELIEVING!
As an avid theatre goer I had great anticipation to see MIrvish’s production of Mean Girls. Despite sitting front row the entire production was fraught with sound issues leaving the lines and vocals incomprehensible and inaudible throughout both acts. Miscasts and mishaps left us all feeling this production was more like a high school production that simply fell short, rather than the excellence I have come to admire and love over decades. Left disappointed and let down. Frankly, UN- FETCHED.
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