Mean Girls

Mean Girls

Director: Elizabeth Sherwood-Mack
Music Director: Jessica Sisti
Choreographer: Carolyn Frantz
Producers: Elizabeth Corey & Christina Benardo
Stage Manager: Diana Chabai-Booker

Despite growing up on an African savanna, nothing can prepare teenager Cady Heron for the ferocious nature of high school. Desperate to fit in, she falls prey to a trio of popular girls led by Queen Bee, Regina George. When Cady teams up with a couple of misfits to end Regina’s reign, she learns just how ruthless high school can be.

MEAN GIRLS HIGH SCHOOL VERSION is presented through special arrangement with Music Theatre International (MTI). All authorized performance materials are also supplied by MTI.

SLOC Musical Theater never charges tuition or fees to artists of any age to participate in our productions. This is a youth production that will be presented as part of SLOC’s mainstage season. All roles will be cast with actors entering grades 9 through 12 in September. SLOC Musical Theater pledges to continue to advocate for, and is aiming to build, a diverse cast reflective of the Schenectady community. Any and all ethnicities, actors of all gender identities, and abilities are encouraged to audition for all roles. Please join us!

Audition Dates:
Thursday, June 13th And Friday June 14th, 2024.
Sign in at 6:30 pm, Auditions begin at 7:00 pm.
You only need to attend one of these sessions.
Callbacks will be by invitation only on Saturday, June 15, 2024 at 10:00 amLocation:
SLOC Musical Theater, Education Building
418 Liberty St., Schenectady, NY 12305
Free parking is available in the city owned lot across the street.
Please enter through the left front door facing Liberty Street.

Performance Dates:
November 8-10, 2024 and November 14-17, 2024
(Thursday, Fridays, and Saturdays at 8 pm, Sundays at 3 pm)
SLOC Mainstage, 427 Franklin Street, Schenectady, NY 12305

What to Prepare:
● Please prepare 16 to 32 bars of music from a Broadway show – ideally in a style similar to the show.
● An accompanist will be provided, so please have sheet music in the correct key.
● Readings from the script will be provided at auditions.
● Please bring appropriate dance clothing/shoes as everyone will participate in a dance call during auditions.

● Rehearsals will be held on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday evenings, from 6:00 pm-9:00 pm, and on Sunday afternoons. This is subject to change based on cast/crew availability.
● Read-thru is tentatively scheduled for late August. Rehearsals will begin the first week of September.
● There will be a photo shoot day TBD based on cast/crew availability.
● Attendance is mandatory for Theater Clean-Up Day (Morning of Saturday, November 2, 2024) and Tech Week (Sunday, November 3rd – Thursday, November 7th ) as well as all performances.

About The Show:
Cady Heron may have grown up on an African savanna, but nothing prepared her for the wild and vicious ways of her strange new home: suburban Illinois. How will this naïve newbie rise to the top of the popularity pecking order? By taking on The Plastics, a trio of lionized frenemies led by the charming but ruthless Regina George. But when Cady and her friends devise a "Revenge Party" to end Regina’s reign, she learns the hard way that you can’t cross a Queen Bee without getting stung.

Gender identity noted below is for the character and does not necessarily need to reflect the gender identity of the actor playing that character.

Cady (female identifying)
A new junior at North Shore High School, Cady grew up in Africa and was homeschooled by her wildlife biologist parents. She is warm, bright, and strong enough to take on The Plastics. Is the emotional heart of our story.

Regina (female identifying)
Regina is the Queen Bee of the Plastics. When she shines her light on you, you feel like the most important person in the world. When that light goes cold, you want to die. She is regal, still, and “hot”, but at her most vulnerable moments, she is just a kid in over her head.

Janis (female identifying)
An “Art Freak” and social outcast, Janis is not afraid to be weird or make others uncomfortable. She paints herself as an objective observer, but, like so many of us, she longs to avenge the devastating events of eighth grade.

Damian (male identifying)
Outgoing and an active member of the student activities committee, Damian is a fiercely loyal friend to Janis and they have the close rapport of a comedy team.

Gretchen (female identifying)
One of the Plastics. Desperate to please Regina and to maintain her position in the Plastics, Gretchen is a nervous wreck. She is a “banker” meaning she befriends people to “bank” their secrets so she can trade them later for her own benefit. Her fragility at times is heartbreaking.

Karen (female identifying)
One of the Plastics. Although her intellect and personality never had a chance to develop, Karen is essentially kind, relaxed, and a generous laugher.

Aaron (male identifying)
A cute boy with a good moral compass and a backbone. He’s not immune to all the female attention he gets, but he’s not going to let himself be a pawn in their chess game either. Broadway and pop tenor.

Mrs. Heron (female identifying)
Mrs. Heron is Cady’s intellectual mom who can’t understand why her daughter is devolving before her eyes. Great singer. Eclectic Broadway vocal mix. (Possibly doubles with Ms. Norbury and Mrs. George)

Ms. Norbury (female identifying)
Ms. Norbury is Cady’s world-weary Calculus teacher who pushes Cady to be her smartest self. Great singer. Eclectic Broadway vocal mix. (Possibly doubles with Mrs. Heron and Mrs. George)

Mrs. George (female identifying)
Mrs. George is Regina’s “cool mom.” She’s desperate to look young and feel like one of the teens. She’s also desperate for Regina not to repeat her mistakes. Great singer. Eclectic Broadway vocal mix. (Possibly doubles with Ms. Norbury and Mrs. Heron)

Mr. Duvall (male identifying)
The principal of North Shore High. Mr. Duvall may have once taught computers at Joliet penitentiary, but nothing prepared him for the harsh realities of out-of-control junior girls. Funny and a strong singer.

Kevin G (male identifying)
Kevin is the extremely driven captain of the North Shore Mathletes. He is a confident student and a decent rapper.

If you have any questions, please contact the producers at

November 8-10 & 14-17, 2024