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Langley students present ‘Mean Girls’ the musical

Show runs from Feb. 29 to March 9 at Langley Secondary
Theatre students of Langley Secondary will present ‘Mean Girls’ as a musical production starting Thursday, Feb. 29, until Saturday, March 9. (Thomas Tesan/Special to Langley Advance Times)

Theatre students of Langley Secondary will present ‘Mean Girls’ as a musical production starting Thursday.

The story follows Cady who just moved to suburban America from being home-schooled in Africa as she struggle to find her place in a school run by the Plastics – three popular and ruthless girls. Cady bands together with her new friends to overthrow the Plastics, but quickly learns that too much power can be a dangerous thing.

Students from Grades 9 to 12, including some Grade 6 and 7 students from HD Stafford Middle School, make up a cast of 37. Behind the stage are about 20 students putting together props and sets, music director Patti Thorpe told the Langley Advance Times.

“We always look for a show that has a large and interesting job for the chorus to do, because without that we cannot offer the right opportunities for enough students,” she explained.

‘Mean Girls’ was made available to schools within the last year, so there is excitement on stage to finally perform the new musical version, Thorpe shared.

“Audiences can expect catchy songs, lots of fun costumes and dances, and many funny scenes,” she said.

Thorpe advised people watch the movie first before deciding to bring a younger guest because the musical contains mature language and themes.

The musical will be performed Thursdays, Fridays, and Saturdays at 7 p.m. starting Feb. 29 until March 9. An additional showing takes place at 2 p.m. on Saturdays as well.

“It’s always a joy to see and hear the students rise to the challenges of the show, and to observe the incredible growth from our first read to our performances. They support each other so well, and the sense of community and coming together to make something magical happen is the best part of our work,” Thorpe said.

Tickets are $14 per adult, $12 per senior or students, and can be reserved by emailing and paid for at the door, or purchased online at

The production is under license from the Music Theatre International.

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