The upcoming national tour of Mean Girls has assembled its prime clique. Taking on the roles of the Plastics will be Mariah Rose Faith as Regina George, Megan Masako Haley as Gretchen Wieners, and Jonalyn Saxer as Karen Smith.
The trio joins the previously announced Mary Kate Morrissey, who will play Janis Sarkisian when the tour launches September 21 in Buffalo, New York. Additional casting will be announced later.
Subsequent stops include Philadelphia, Chicago, Boston, Orlando, Denver, Las Vegas, and Los Angeles. Click here for the full itinerary.
Newcomer Faith, a newcomer singer-songwriter, is an alum of the theatre collective StarKid Productions. Haley appeared as Nessarose in the national tour of Wicked and Off-Broadway in Classic Stage Company's Pacific Overtures. Saxer joins the tour after appearing in the original Broadway ensemble of Mean Girls and understudying the roles of Cady, Regina, and Karen; her additional credits include Holiday Inn, Cats, and Honeymoon in Vegas.
The musical, featuring a book by Tina Fey (who wrote and appeared in the 2004 comedy) and score by Jeff Richmond and Nell Benjamin, continues its run at the August Wilson Theatre, where it opened in April last year. The current cast includes Erika Henningsen as Cady, Taylor Louderman as Regina George (through September 8), Krystina Alabado as Gretchen, Kate Rockwell as Karen, Grey Henson as Damian, Kyle Selig as Aaron Samuels, Barrett Wilbert Weed as Janis Sarkisian, and Jennifer Simard as Mrs. Heron/Ms. Norbury/Mrs. George.