Tina Fey may have gotten her start on Saturday Night Live, but she’s proven herself a whipsmart author, screenwriter, producer, and actor for the big and small screens. Now, with the stage adaptation of Mean Girls into a musical, Fey attempts to tackle the stage.
On the May 10 episode of The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon, Fey told her former SNL castmate about the musical, now in rehearsals for its out-of-town tryout in Washington, D.C.
“It’s so fun,” said Fey, “because I’ve been in stuff that’s movie musicals or whatever a little bit and the secret with movie musicals is you can secretly suck and be a star, but to do things onstage these kids are so talented.
“They’re like a bunch of baby Timberlakes,” Fey marveled. “They can do everything.”
Directed by Tony winner Casey Nicholaw, with a book by Fey and music by her husband, Jeff Richmond, and lyrics by Nell Benjamin (Legally Blonde), the musical begins previews October 31 at the National Theatre.
For tickets and information, visit TheNationalDC.org.