“I’d rather be me,” Janis sings in Mean Girls on Broadway—and what better way to be yourself than through personal style?
So Macy's and Playbill partnered to show how easy it can be to express yourself, along with Mean Girls stars Erika Henningsen, Krystina Alabado, and Danielle Wade. The trio of Broadway performers partook in the ultimate form of self-expression: shopping. Working with Macy’s My Stylist service—which offers one-on-one personal shopping and styling—the trio of very nice Mean Girls were outfitted in brand-new looks before performing for a crowd of Macy’s Star Rewards Platinum members.
Playbill was invited along on the girls’ shopping excursion, and captured plenty of behind-the-scenes moments from the afternoon, all the way up to the performance itself. Watch the video above to see the three find their perfect looks, as well as a glimpse of what My Stylist can offer, and the video below for their performances!
The three took the stage to perform a few days later. Henningsen, who has been with the show since its out-of-town tryout in Washington, D.C., took the stage as new girl Cady Heron to sing “Stupid With Love.” Alabado, who joined the show earlier this year as second-in-command Plastic Gretchen Wieners, sang her plaintive Act 1 song “What’s Wrong With Me?” while swing Wade played Janis for the afternoon to sing the Act 2 anthem “I’d Rather Be Me.”
Mean Girls, currently playing at the August Wilson Theatre, features a book by Tina Fey (based on her screenplay), music by Jeff Richmond, and lyrics by Nell Benjamin. The Broadway production was directed and choreographed by The Book of Mormon Tony winner Casey Nicholaw.