Back in January Tina Fey got us super excited when she said that she'd love to make Mean Girls the Musical and was trying to develop it with her husband. But now it's been confirmed that it is ACTUALLY happening. How so totally grool is that?
Back in 2007 Tina Fey suggested that her husband, composer Jeff Richmond, had already written some Mean Girls songs, but according to Jeff the couple are now in the early stages of production.
Jeff Richmond revealed: 'It's actually becoming a thing! We're taking meetings with people; I've profiled Broadway folks, who are talking to us about it. It's a long process — a year, two years, however long it might take. We watch Smash, so we know how it works! It's all just laid out structure-wise right now. That's how early we are. Because you have to take a three-act structure and turn it into a two-act structure and start thinking about it like that, and we're working! We're working on it, okay?' OMG SHUT UP!
So what can we expect from Mean Girls the Musical? There will be Kalteen bars, mint foot cream, candy floss Juicy tracksuits, slutty Halloween costumes, big hair full of secrets and mathletes. But what about the cast? We don't know anything about LiLo and reckon that Rachel McAdams is now a little too famous to revisit her role as Regina. But Tina revealed at the SAGs who she would like to cast as Regina George's mum, you know the cool mum with the rock hard boobs: 'Maybe Mariah Carey can play Amy Poehler's part in the musical.' Sadly we reckon Tina was just joking around, after Mariah was quoting Regina George to Nicki Minaj on American Idol.
We're not sure how they'll manage the wild animal scenes on stage or when Regina George gets hit by a bus, but here are the 5 things we would like to see from Mean Girls the Musical:
1. Amanda Seyfried as Karen
Ok, so Mariah Carey would definitely be the coolest mom around and we'd love to see LiLo have a crack at playing Cady Heron on stage. But what would be better than seeing Amanda Seyfried return to her role as the dumbest girl you'll ever meet, Karen? The best line in the film has to be when she says 'It's like I have ESPN or something. My breasts can always tell when it's going to rain.' C'mon Mands, stuff your fist in your mouth, whack on your pink tracksuit, stick some sparkles on your chest in a backwards K and sing your heart out on Broadway as Karen.
2. Jingle Bell Rock
So when we heard they were making Mean Girls the Musical we thought they’d have to make up songs, but then we remembered they already have a song - The Jingle Bell Rock. It'd go down a treat on Broadway, as long as they manage to get a decent sound system and don't have to go a capella like on their school stage.
3. Give Glen Coco a line
Ok so Glen Coco isn't an actual part in the movie, but 'You Go Glen Coco' is one of the most quoted lines from any teen drama, like, ever. So come on Tina give Glen Coco at least one line on Broadway.
4. The Lyrics
What can we expect from the songs? Well there's gotta be a song called Fetch, perhaps a solo Too Gay To Function and a rap or two from the mathletes. Brush up on your plastics vocab in the video below:
5. Our own piece of plastic
In Cady Heron's speech at the Spring Fling she tears apart her crown and gives a piece to each of her classmates, showing us she's not just a plastic monster on a mission to make Regina George fat. In the final at the musical, we hope we can each leave with our own little piece of the shiny plastic crown.
A tumblr has already been made to celebrate the news, called Les Mean Girls, with captions from Mean Girls set against images from Les Miserables - GENIUS. This is our personal fave: